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The Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal

Not only the place of some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country, 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 […]

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Bring on the Holidays. It’s time for an adventure!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. It all happened so quickly. The year has been an amazing one for us – and now we are preparing for a busy summer and Christmas Holiday. We thought we would give you some inspiration for the upcoming holidays.  Whether you are a couple or […]

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An Autumn Retreat to the Drakensberg

Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to retreat to the majestic Drakensberg outdoors before the winter chill sets in. Autumn in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg is a stunner all year round, but it’s when autumn rolls in that the countryside really shows off her true colours. Between April and May, the […]

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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 siblings […]

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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 […]

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A Summer Holiday in the Drakensberg

Come rain or shine, summer in the northern Drakensberg boasts plenty of ways to have a good time. School holidays are around the corner, so gather your brood and escape to Oaklands Country Manor for family fun in the sun. Summer in the Drakensberg ‘Tis the season of steamy sunshine and storm clouds! Summer is […]

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Meander on up the Drakensberg Midlands to Oaklands

With spring around the corner, why not savour the last of the Drakensberg winter at Oaklands Country Manor and explore the Midlands Meander on your way? Midlands Meander Tourism Route Set amid the rolling Drakensberg foothills, between Pietermaritzburg and Mooi River, the Midlands Meander is South Africa’s most charming tourism route. Picturesque villages offer visitors […]

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Tour the Drakensberg’s Battlefields

There’s more to the beautiful Drakensberg countryside than meets the eye. Like any other South African area, it is steeped in history (probably as high as its peaks). A tour of its battlefields of yore will give you a slice of its rich past… And you’ll be happy to know that Oaklands Country Manor is […]