About Wits End
Relax and experience the peace and tranquility of the Drakensberg at Wits End. Our small family run resort is nestled below the twin peaks of Champagne Castle and Cathkin and offers a casual atmosphere and friendly staff. At Wits End we offer the best of both worlds. The resort, a two-hour drive from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, is ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely stay and is situated in a malaria-free area.
All chalets have magnificent mountain views and are fully appointed with well equipped kitchens, DSTV and individual braai areas. The resort has a rock pool and Lapa, alongside which is an outdoor braai area with a Pizza oven and Mongolian braai; ideal for group entertaining.
2 six sleeper family chalets, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
3 eight sleeper group chalets, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
2 six sleeper suite chalets, 3 en-suite bedrooms.
2 four sleepers suite chalet, 2 en-suite bedrooms.
Our wedding and function venue is reminiscent of a spacious stone farmhouse with soaring ceilings, exposed beams, stone fireplace and a wide veranda offering breathtaking mountain views. Seating up to 150 people, with nine spacious chalets sleeping 60 people, your wedding will be a truly unique experience. Our lapa area with its two cascading rock pools is ideal for an informal pre wedding get together. We offer a choice of caterers and catering options and supply a list of approved vendors for other services.
Activities & Attractions
Wits End is a stone's throw from the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of only 7 sites world-wide having been awarded World Heritage status in 3 categories, for archaeology, vegetation and geology.
The private nature trail on the property is a nature lovers paradise passing through an indigenous forest and mountain grasslands, with an abundance of flora and fauna. An all weather road extends to our front gate and provides easy access to the many amenities of the area which include fine hotels, restaurants and golf courses; of which the Champagne Sports Resort 18 hole championship course is a favourite amongst the golfing fraternity.
Other sporting facilities within close range include tennis, bowls and squash. The more adventurous can try quad biking, river rafting or view the magnificent mountains on a helicopter flip or while taking a tandem flight in a microlite.
Guests may attend the weekly term-time concerts held in the auditorium of the neighbouring internationally acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir School. The school's bi-annual music festivals are an event not to be missed. Other attractions within a few minutes drive of Wits End include horse riding, game viewing, a falconry display and Bushmen paintings.
Wits End’s 10 acre dam is one of the largest in the area and attracts an abundance of bird life. The dam is stocked with Natal yellow fish and rainbow trout so guests can enjoy fly fishing right on their doorstep. Alternately explore the dam and meandering river on one of our canoes.
On a practical note Wits End is situated within a few kilometres of 2 supermarkets as well as a liquor store and excellent bakery. There is also a wealth of local arts and crafts on sale in the area and many other opportunities to indulge in retail therapy of the less practical variety!
There are a variety of places to eat in the area including coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels. We encourage group bookings and can arrange various recreational activities.