Archive | Food at Oaklands

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 […]

What’s cooking in Kathy’s Kitchen

We decided to peek into Kathy’s Kitchen to find out more about her tasty approach. Balance and harmony are principles that apply to so many things that we do at Oaklands, especially when it comes to sustainable food production. We embarked on a sustainable permaculture gardening project a few of years ago and it has […]

Whey Cultured Foods


At Oaklands, we are passionate about food, the people who grow it and the benefits it holds for our guests and our close-knit community. We aim to not only provide sustainable, organically grown food bursting with delicious flavour, but also to cultivate food with function. In 2015, we embarked on a twenty-year permaculture design project. […]

Oaklands Winter Permaculture Tea

Some Winter TLC with Permaculture Tea

Winter’s in full swing, but your immune system not? Keep colds and flu at bay with permaculture this May. Here’s something you can concoct straight from your garden. Prepping for Winter with Companion Plants If you planted turmeric in September/October last year, chances are they’ve just peaked and are ready for harvest. Luckily for you, […]


Christmas Lunch in the Drakensberg

Planning on spending the festive season in the Drakensberg? If you’re doing the self-catering thing, why not leave the Christmas cooking to us? You’re on holiday after all… An Oaklands Christmas There’s no place like home… Especially during the holidays. Luckily, we always make you feel right at home at Oaklands Country Manor. With four […]


Christmas in the Drakensberg 2015

Sing and eat yourself into the Christmas spirit, or have yourself a merry good time in the Drakensberg countryside with Oaklands… Drakensberg Boys Choir While we may not have a “white Christmas” in the Drakensberg, there’s one thing we don’t fall short of – carolling! This is thanks to our pseudo-celebrity singers The Drakensberg boys […]


Four Reasons to Eat In Season

Tucked away in the Drakensberg foothills, Oaklands Country Manor is no stranger to the abundance of the great outdoors – from the views right down to the food. The fertile soil of our superb location has allowed us to run our very own garden – a beautiful and rare gift. We let our most frequent […]