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Race through the Drakensberg in the Safire Berg 100

Cyclists, are you ready to put your peddle to the metal? Or should we say dirt road? The Safire Berg 100 MTB race is back for a 5th spin around the Southern Drakensberg! Date: 19 March 2016 Venue: Nottingham Road Primary Start Time: 07h00 Safire Berg 100 Established in 2011, the Safire Berg 100 is […]

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Inside the Permaculture Kitchen

Now that we’ve covered a few of the A to Cs of companion planting, let’s see what a harvest from your garden can concoct as far as recipes go. Step into our permaculture kitchen… Permaculture Gardening In-Season Seeing that February is around the corner, we thought it best to use compatible vegetables that fall into […]

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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 Springtime Drakensberg Retreat

With winter on its way out, springtime in the Northern Drakensberg is bliss before the summer storms. So why not plan a mountain escape to Oaklands Country Manor? Spring at Oaklands When spring sets in at the Drakensberg, the countryside comes to life. Oak trees burst with bright green leaves, flowers begin to bloom, and […]

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A Drakensberg Retreat this Women’s Day

Celebrate National Women’s Day 2015 with a relaxing and refreshing mountain retreat. You deserve it! Make the most of the long weekend and escape to the Drakensberg with the girls. Women’s Day 2015 In case you didn’t get the memo, this year Women’s Day just so happens to fall on a Sunday. This means that […]

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A 4×4 Holiday in the Drakensberg’s Passes

Spin up some dust and soak in the views from up high! Our Drakensberg passes will give your 4×4 a run for its money, offering up exciting gravel, tar and dirt road adventures for every kind of petrol head. And when you’ve had your spin, stay at Oaklands Country Manor for a spell. 4×4 Passes: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Warm, Autumn Wedding at Oaklands

While the weather may be cooling down, autumn is, nonetheless, full of warm colours. And what could be a warmer occasion than getting married? This makes autumn a go-to season for tying the knot… Securing the Perfect Autumn Venue So you’ve recently gotten engaged! Congratulations! Now it’s swiftly onto the wedding planning. Experts say that […]