Champagne Valley

Thatched cottages, complete with fireplaces, make a great location from which to enjoy stunning mountain vistas and explore the Drakensberg.

Additional facilities include dams and a tennis court. (Tennis racquets available on request). The games room has table tennis, pool table and dart board. There is a children’s playground with jungle gym, putt-putt, trampolines, swings, see-saw, slides, a basketball court and an open air giant chess set. There is also a golf driving range and croquet lawn. Please note that the resort does not hire bicycles. Resort bulletin board: Surrounding attractions include historical sites 35km, hiking 8km, bird watching, nature walks and horse riding. Unit facilities: DVD/Video machines are for hire and videos are available at no charge. Fireplaces in the lounge and middle bedroom of the unit. Heaters, fans, hairdryers and mosquito-pads are all available upon request as well as camp cots and high chairs. The resort offers selected DSTV Channels, E-TV and SABC 1,2 & 3. Guests need to bring their own decoder, remote control and DSTV card for full DSTV.

Babysitting (On request)
Fishing (Bass catch & release)
Game Farm (35km)
Golf (9 holes)
Handicap Facilities (Wheelchair ramps)
Horse riding (3km)
Key, Breakage (R200 cash or cheques)
Medical Fac. (30km – Winterton)
Nearest Supermarket (3km)
Nearest Town (30km – Winterton)
Parking (Car port)
Restaurants (1km)
Sail/Boating (10km)
SPA/Jacuzzi (In Chalet Treatement)
Squash (4km)
Swimming pool (2)
Telephone (Public)
Tennis Court (1)
Water skiing (10km)

Aircon. /fan (Fan on request)
Braai facility (Barbeque)
Catering (Self catering)
Cleaning Services
Detergents
DVD Player (To hire)
Fireplace (2)
Hi-fi
Linen
Microwave
M-net/2nd chan (Selected Channels)
Parking
Safe Deposit Box
Satelite TV (selected channels)
Shower
Telephone (Public)
Television (2)
Towels (Bath only)
Tumble Dryer (Laundry Service)
Washing machine (Laundry Service)

Central Info Centre
Giant’s Castle Bushman Cave Museum
San paintings
Spioenkop
Thokozisa Arts and Crafts

Directions from Durban:

From the N3, take the off-ramp sign posted Estcourt NORTH/Giants Castle and Central Drakensberg; exit 179. (DO NOT TAKE ESTCOURT GIANTS CASTLE & CENTRAL BERG). This will take you through Loskop, a rural area. Please watch out for goats, cattle, dogs etc. Proceed for 30km until you reach a crossroad junction. Turn left onto the R600. Turn left onto the D19 after Champagne Sports Resort. Turn sharply left after crossing a low bridge. Continue past Monks Cowl Country Club. Turn left and pass through the boom gate. You have arrived!

ALTERNATIVELY:-
Do not take the off-ramp Estcourt North etc. Continue past Shell Ultra City and take the off-ramp Bergville/Colenso (Exit 194). Turn left onto the R74 and proceed for 20km into Winterton. Turn left opposite the Engen Garage onto the R600. Travel for 13km until you reach a crossroad junction. Cross straight over. Turn left onto the D19 after passing Champagne Sports Resort. Turn sharply left after crossing a low bridge. Continue past Monks Cowl Country Club. Turn left and pass through the boom gate. You have arrived!

Directions from Johannesburg:

A) Freeway Route:
Johannesburg to Van Reenen’s Pass on the N3. Take the first glide off after the Tugela Toll Plaza, which is at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Turn left, for approx 4km on the N11 and then turn right towards WINTERTON onto the R600. You will cross over the N3 highway. At the T-junction (R74), turn left towards Winterton. In Winterton, opposite the Engen garage, turn right onto the ‘R600 CENTRAL BERG’ road. Proceed for approx 13km to a crossroad junction. Cross straight over. Turn left onto the D19 after passing Champagne Sports Resort. Turn sharply left after crossing a low bridge. Continue past Monks Cowl Country Club. Turn left and pass through the boom gate. You have arrived!

B) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions.
Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith turn right onto N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for approx 5km, turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for approx 10km, turn left again on the BERGVILLE/OLIVIERSHOEK PASS road. Continue past Sterkfontein dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, straight through Bergville and onto Winterton. At Winterton turn right, opposite the Engen garage, onto the “R600 CENTRAL BERG” road. Proceed for approx 13 km to a crossroad junction. Cross straight over. Turn left onto the D19 after passing Champagne Sports Resort. Turn sharply left after crossing a low bridge. Continue past Monks Cowl Country Club. Turn left and pass through the boom gate. You have arrived!

Alternatively:
You may continue on the N3 from the tollgate towards Estcourt, until you reach EXIT 194 the GREYTOWN/BERGVILLE/COLENSO/R74 glide off. Turn right on the bridge, over the highway and proceed for about 20kms to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for approx 13km to a crossroad junction. Cross straight over. Turn left onto the D19 after passing Champagne Sports Resort. Turn sharply left after crossing a low bridge. Continue past Monks Cowl Country Club. Turn left and pass through the boom gate. You have arrived.

GPS: 29° 0′ 51.00” S 29° 28′ 1.98” E

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