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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 program 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, 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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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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An Autumn Retreat to the Drakensberg

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 […]

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Race through the Drakensberg in the Safire Berg 100

Cyclists, are you ready to put your peddle to the metal? Or should we say dirt road? The Safire Berg 100 MTB race is back for a 5th spin around the Southern Drakensberg! Date: 19 March 2016 Venue: Nottingham Road Primary Start Time: 07h00 Safire Berg 100 Established in 2011, the Safire Berg 100 is […]

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A Romantic Drakensberg Getaway

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on the weekend. Why not take advantage with a romantic getaway for you and your better half? The Drakensberg is full of dreamy activities… Romance on the Manor Rekindle the romance and spoil your loved one on a romantic trip for two at Oaklands Country Manor. Our Bruce suite features […]