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Road-Tripping for Dummies

Time to plan that summer road trip to end off the year with excitement and adventure or start 2017 high on life. We give you a few tips and tricks on how to save cash and maximise the good moments while on the road, (more…)

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Oaklands Gets TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Oaklands Country Manor has reached another exciting milestone and this one is recognised by a prestigious international travel organisation dedicated in providing expert opinions of various travel activities, locations, venues and accommodation. (more…)


We’re Hiring! Front Office Manager

Live and work in the scenic Drakensberg! Oaklands Country Manor is looking a front office manager to oversee our reception desk and guests. Front Office Fundi Required! Oaklands Country Manor is seeking for a front office manager to ensure that our standard of excellence and guests expectations are met and, where possible, exceeded. The candidate […]

Country Cuisine

Country Cuisine at its Best

Celebrate the cream of country cuisine at Oaklands Country Manor, home to the best country-style eatery in KwaZulu-Natal, according to Eat Out magazine! Eat Out Best Awards Oaklands is proud to announce our recent Eat Out Award for Best Country-Style Eatery in KZN. In this case, the accolade was awarded to us as a result […]

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The Benefits of Fermented Foods

So Oaklands’ fermented foods have caught your eye, but you’re a bit nervous to give them a try? Throw away those fungi fears because fermentation has plenty of health benefits! Flavourful Fermentation Flavour is one of the benefits of fermented foods. Low and behold, some of your favourite foods are probably fermented. If you love things […]

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Fermentation all the Whey

Our permaculture initiative is in full swing, but that’s not all that’s new to Oaklands Country Manor… We’ve been enjoying our garden’s fresh produce so much that we’ve got some exciting new experiments fermenting in Kathy’s Kitchen. It’s a Whey of Life Permaculture involves more than green gardening practices – it’s also a sustainability-centred, organic […]


Empowering the Drakensberg through Permaculture

At Oaklands Country Manor, we are proud to announce our new permaculture initiative to empower the local Drakensberg community through sustainable practices. Why Sustainability in the Drakensberg? Family values form the core of the Oaklands Country Manor ethos. And with a long affiliation with the Drakensberg region, it’s one that extends to the nearby community […]


Proposed N3 Highway’s Effect on the Wetlands

In case you haven’t heard the news – the Drakensberg wetlands are under threat. This comes with a R1 billion plan to reroute the N3 highway from Van Reenen to De Beer’s Pass. Grand Plans for the N3 Highway SANRAL has earmarked the rerouting of the N3 highway through the life-giving marsh with the hopes […]


We’re Going… Going… Off the Grid!

Oaklands Country Manor is proud to announce that we’ve recently embarked on a process to go off the grid – starting with a network of solar-powered geysers! Earth-Loving Oaklands One of the reasons we decided to set up shop in the Drakensberg was beautiful, untouched terrain of the areas surrounding Oaklands. As you can imagine, […]