Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to retreat to the majestic Drakensberg outdoors before the winter chill sets in.
Autumn in the Drakensberg
The Drakensberg is a stunner all-year-round, but it’s when autumn rolls in that the countryside really shows off her true colours. Between April and May, the lush green Oaklands grounds are transformed into warm shades of wild cosmos in the fields and golden oak leaves on the trees. And as far as weather goes, autumn is by far the best time to enjoy what Oaklands has to offer with pleasant daytime temperatures and minimal chances of rain (no threat of stormy rain clouds or chilly cold fronts to chase you indoors)!
Drakensberg Activities to Fall For
Whether you’re an avid nature lover or adventure seeker, Oaklands has a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages to make the most of the lukewarm weather. A low chance of rainfall and temperatures that aren’t too hot or too cold make autumn the ideal time to explore the nearby Drakensberg by foot, bike, saddle or boat. Or soak up some sun on the Oaklands grounds and surrounds, with plenty of water activities, tennis and bird watching to keep your family out and about all holiday long.
A Long-Weekend Retreat
And speaking of holidays – have you got anything planned for the upcoming long weekend? At the end of April and beginning of May, South Africans will be spoiled with not one but two almost consecutive public holidays: Freedom Day on 27 April and Worker’s Day on 02 May. Since Oaklands is a mere three-hour drive from Jo’burg and Durban, why not make an ultra-long weekend of it and break away from big-city life for a family retreat to the Drakensberg?
So go on, book your stay at Oaklands and soak in the best of the Drakensberg weather before the rain clouds roll in.