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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 […]

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 […]

A fitting farewell at Oaklands

When the local lipizzaner community and the greater Oaklands community lost one of their dearest friends, they knew they had to collaborate to send her off in a memorable fashion. Lipizzaners are the oldest human bred horse in the world and were first bred over 450 years ago. Wanting a horse that was loyal, courageous […]

Drakensburg Rivers & Waterfalls

Your Summer Drakensberg Bucket List

Stretched across four valleys, the uKhahlamba mountain range offers the avid traveller spectacular scenery across diverse landscapes. Whether you plan on a luxury experience or want to rough it up outdoors and sleep under the stars, the region will offer a memorable experience during your summer holiday. Must-Visit Checklist With summer and the festive season […]

Oaklands introduces a new lifestyle

Oaklands Introduces a New Lifestyle

Our unique culture is something we nurture and appreciate with the intention of sharing it with those we come across. Our community and our guests have had the opportunity to embrace and become part of our culture, and the results speak for themselves. (more…)

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Start Preparing For Spring Now

Adrenaline enthusiasts flock to the Drakensberg in spring year after year. The diverse trails, beautiful plains and high and winding mountain range Drakensberg mountain range make for a memorable experience. (more…)



The break of winter is no good reason to pause your travel ambitions. The Drakensberg is awe-striking over all four seasons. Join us and find out for yourself… (more…)

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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 […]


Maloti to Majuba: A Cycling Odyssey…

“You’re too young to…” This is a statement you won’t hear cyclist Anton Apps using when he addresses his aspiring-rider son Elliot. In fact, this dad encourages him to do what other 12-year-olds could only dream of… Like going on a 6-day MTB trip. Cycling Off the Beaten Trail That’s right! Who says you have […]