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Join us at Oaklands for a medley of African history with story-teller extraordinaire, Rob Caskie – June 29 – July 1, 2018

Rob Caskie, story-teller extraordinaire, keynote speaker, cultural guide and author, will be joining us for what is destined to be a fascinating and fun weekend at Oaklands Country Manor.  Rob has been a professional speaker and story-teller since 2001, after working with the late, great David Rattray from 2001 on the Anglo Zulu battlefields where […]

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Yoga Retreat at Oaklands – May4-6, 2018

Join Hannelize Robinson and the Oaklands team – Annie, Caroline, Kathy and Simon – at the beautiful Oaklands Country Manor in Central Drakensberg for a rejuvenating weekend of Yoga, fresh air and amazing food lovingly prepared by well-known chef Kathy Romer-Lee and her team.   The weekend retreat programme will allow you to reconnect mind, body […]

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The Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal

Not only the place of some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country, but the sweeping hills and knotty rock formations that pepper the rolling plains and valleys of northern and central KwaZulu-Natal are also the site of a concentration of 70 years of historical battles that shaped the course of South African, British […]

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Oaklands Trail Run Weekend

Are you looking for a wonderful place to spend the weekend… and go for some amazing runs in the majestic Van Reenen Mountains of the South Eastern Drakensberg? On the weekend of February 17 & 18 we will be holding the first Oaklands Trail Run Weekend. There will be a 16 km run on Saturday […]

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Bring on the Holidays. It’s time for an adventure!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. It all happened so quickly. The year has been an amazing one for us – and now we are preparing for a busy summer and Christmas Holiday. We thought we would give you some inspiration for the upcoming holidays.  Whether you are a couple or […]

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Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor is located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – an easy three-hour drive from either King Shaka International Aiport and OR Tambo, just 7 kilometres off of the N3 highway. A small, country hotel off the beaten track, we are a short drive from spectacular battlefields and an ideal stopover on the way to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy when you visit the Drakensberg, and it comes as no surprise that birdwatching consistently proves to be one of the most popular, especially considering the vast indigenous birdlife in the area. The wetland surrounding Oaklands Country Manor is home to no less than 5 seriously endangered bird species […]

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Celebrating the Women of Oaklands

  In previous decades it was often said that behind every great man is a great woman, but this certainly doesn’t apply at Oaklands Country Manor. At Oaklands, women are at the forefront of everything we do, comfortably holding their own in various vocations and leading our community. In celebration of Women’s Month, we thought […]