About Champagne Valley

Champagne Valley is situated in Drakensberg, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsChampagne Valley, Drakensberg

Lying in the central Drakensberg, the Champagne peak is one of the highest peaks in this mountain range, although the prominent peak from here is Cathkin.

But it is the enchantedness of the Champagne Valley that draws visitors away from city stressors to escape to a place of rare beauty that manages to remain almost entirely unaffected by development. The town of Winterton marks the entrance to Champagne Valley, which is said to have received its name from the first climber’s need to celebrate at the peak with a bottle of champagne, only to drop it before he could commemorate his notable achievement.

Hot air ballooning in this part of the world is a fairly popular pastime and a wonderfully languid way to experience the ‘berg from a bird’s eye view. The valley, which is easily accessible from the N3 - the major route between Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, is home to more than 150 species of bird making it popular with birders.

Champagne Valley is renowned for the number of activities available to visitors here. One can hike, horse ride, river raft, quad bike, mountain bike, abseil, glide, fish, and there are a number of golf courses from which to choose.

There are a few areas of local interest too, including the Anglo / Boer War battlefield sites of Spioenkop, and Winston Churchill’s capture and ambush site - all this only two hours from Durban and three-and-a-half hours from Johannesburg.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Graceland

Self Catering

Graceland

Graceland offers accommodation in three self catering units all on the same property in the Champagne Valley in ... more

Drakensberg Sun Resort

Hotel

Drakensberg Sun Resort

The Drakensberg Sun Resort is situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg ... more

The Croft

Self Catering

The Croft

The Croft is a thatched two-bedroom self-catering cottage nestled in the sunny Champagne Valley, with glorious views of ... more

Reviews of Champagne Valley

An absolute must if you are in the area, the birds are fantastic and are so awesome, majestic. Incredible photo opportunities and a chance to get close...

jackie butt, johannesburg

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