Oaklands has enjoyed visits from a number of writers representing leisure and lifestyle publications around the country, including Kids’ Options and the niche polo title Polo Leisure & Lifestyle. We loved their company, and as it turns out, they loved ours too. Read about their experiences in the articles below.
My heart always lifts a bit when I finally pass Harrismith on the N3, driving from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal – a journey I do on a regular basis. For one, it means that I am halfway home. And for another, it signals the end of the interminable flat, stick-straight, yawn-inducing roads of the Free State.
Food Inspirations. Oaklands Country Manor is a family estate run by Lady Caroline and her sisters Kathy and Annie, and their brother Simon. They specialise in intimate country style weddings, each one personalised to create a uniquely magical day for the couple and their guests.
From field to plate. Oaklands Country Manor on Van Reenen’s Pass combines colonial pursuits like polo with fresh modern philosophies, like finding out who really makes your food.
Holidays to indulge your calm. Simple, remote and unforgettably picturesque… Libby Allen has sought out the perfect Zen-inducing getaways.
Oaklands Country Manor. Van Reenen’s pass is seen as a waypoint on the busy route between Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa. Yet, if you take the right turn there are magnificent vistas provided by the hills and valleys in true Kwazulu-Natal countryside style.
A country affair. Picnics. Polo. Phenomenal food. And Great Danes on the sofa. We’ve a new favourite country getaway… Oaklands Country Manor.
Just. Push. Pause. Pack up your troubles in your designer kitbags and head for the Cape… or the country. Because a brilliant family break is exactly what you need.
Oaklands Polo Festival. What a success… Anyone who has run polo tournaments will know that the first few years of any event are quite simply jolly hard work! Oaklands Polo Club can finally say that their annual two week polo festival and the coveted Fuimus Cup has not only survived three years but has blossomed and grown into a successful well attended and popular event with eight teams competing this year.
More than a rest stop. Beautiful country scenery, scrumptious food, and a home-from-home ambiance. Sue Derwent enjoys Oaklands Country Manor.
The road less travelled. Abandoning the city for life at a country manor hotel, chef Kathy Romer-Lee unexpectedly discovered the value in both forging enduring relationships, as well as in respecting one’s fellow creatures.
Escape to the country. Visiting the countryside is an easy new year’s resolution to keep with these stud-farm breakaways. But they aren’t only retreats for horse fans – they’re also a mix of farm living, outdoor activities and organic food.