In the 'hood, Champagne Valley as a destination

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 ... cont.

No.3 Kiepersol Crescent, Champagne Valley, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Misty Peaks Tuscan Villa

From Durban:
Along the N3, pass Shell Ultra City and take exit 194, the Bergville / Colenso (R74) glide off. Turn left and proceed for 20km to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 Central Berg road. Proceed for 13km to the crossroad junction. Cross straight over. Alternatively, from the N3, take exit 179, the Estcourt North / Giants Castle / Loskop / Central Drakensberg off-ramp, turn left along R74, for about 20kms. (don't take this road at night, as it passes through a rural area). Come to a cross road, with the D600, (Thokozisa on the left corner). Turn left onto the R600, towards the 'Central Drakensberg'.

Continue for 12 km. Pass Champagne Sports Resort on your left-hand side. Take the next road to the right, sign-posted 'The Drakensberg Sun Resort'. Travel almost 4km., The Drakensberg Sun Resort is on your right-hand side. The 'boom' is in front of you. Tell security guards that you are staying at Misty Peaks and show them your confirmation letter. Misty Peaks Tuscan Villa is located at no. 3 Kiepersol Crescent. Misty Peaks Lakeview at no. 1 Kiepersol Crescent and Misty Peaks Stone Villa at no. 8 Poplar Drive. Please phone Lyn to give them your estimated time of arrival, so our Manager can meet you and check you in.

From Johannesburg:
Freeway Route: Johannesburg to Van Reenen's Pass on the N3. Take the first glide off after the Tugela Toll Plaza, that is at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass. Turn left for 4 km on the N11 and then turn right towards Winterton onto the R600. You will cross over the N3 concrete highway. At the T-junction turn left towards Winterton. In Winterton, opposite the Engen garage, turn right onto the R600 Central Berg road. Proceed for 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. Then follow directions in second paragraph above.

Alternatively: you may continue on the N3 from the tollgate towards Estcourt, until you reach exit 194, the R74 / Bergville / Colenso / Greytown glide off. Turn right over the bridge and proceed for 20 kms to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 Central Berg road. Proceed for 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. Then follow directions in second paragraph above.

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