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KZN Battlefields - South Africa

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Beating Burnout – The Oaklands Way

A short stay at Oaklands Country Manor could be what you need to escape the overwhelming pressures of modern life. We’re almost halfway through the year and if you are feeling exhausted, frustrated, anxious and overwhelmed you could be well on your way to burning out. And you certainly aren’t alone. We live chronically stressful […]

A Pond Frozen Over at Oaklands Country Manor

4 Reasons to Enjoy Winter at Oaklands

While many holiday destinations slow things down over the winter months, we use the drop in temperature as an excuse to turn up our hospitality and offer our guests a well-deserved break from the frantic pace of life. Situated on the Oaklands Estate, a privately-owned country district polo club with world-class facilities, Oaklands Country Manor […]

Perfect your polo at Oaklands

  Boasting a world-class polo field and an arena, the Oaklands Estate is a sought after destination for polo players and enthusiasts. With a history that extends beyond 2000 years, Polo is one of the oldest sports still played today, proving that humans and horses have had a very close relationship for many centuries. At […]