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Mid winter reboot

Date: 21-23 June 2019 Join Hannelize Robinson and the Oaklands team – Annie, Caroline, Kathy and Simon – at the picturesque Oaklands Country Manor in Central Drakensberg for a rejuvenating weekend of Yoga, Meditation, fresh air and mouthwatering food lovingly prepared by well-known chef Kathy Romer-Lee and her team. We will be joined by Shervin […]

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Drakensberg passes History tour

Date 29 & 30 June Do something different this June. Join historical authors Gillis Van Schalkwyk & Leon Strachan on a self driving adventure through the beautiful Drakensberg passes. This will take place June 29th & 30th. The tour will include Normandine, Van Reenen’s pass & De Beers pass. 
There will be talks on the history […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

A fitting farewell at Oaklands

When the local lipizzaner community and the greater Oaklands community lost one of their dearest friends, they knew they had to collaborate to send her off in a memorable fashion. Lipizzaners are the oldest human bred horse in the world and were first bred over 450 years ago. Wanting a horse that was loyal, courageous […]

The Perfect Wedding

Here are 5 reasons why the Oaklands Country Estate should be at the top of your list when it comes to choosing an intimate venue for your dream wedding. We’re often told that nothing is perfect, but every wedding planner knows that they are under pressure to deliver the perfect wedding to every couple on […]

Oaklands Harvest Festival: A Family Celebration

The greater Oaklands community recently celebrated two years of exceptional hard work with the beginning of a new annual tradition. Caroline Bruce and her siblings, Kathy Romer-Lee, Annie Barnard and Simon Tully are the driving force behind the successful Oaklands Country Manor, which has won numerous awards for its incredible cuisine and warm hospitality. Set […]

A memorable getaway for Dad

June 18th will see South Africans celebrating Father’s Day. While you might be tempted, like most of us, to leave grabbing a gift until to the last minute, you really ought to give it some serious thought this year.     Forget that pair of socks or a trusty swiss army knife, memories make the […]