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.

Sub 16 of the Farm Heartsease, Cathkin Peak, Champagne Valley, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Monks Cowl Golf Resort

from Durban:
• Take the N3 North to the Estcourt North, Giant’s Castle off ramp
• Turn left to Loskop
• Travel approximately 35km through Loskop and past Kwazulu Shoe Factory until you reach the crossroads
• Take a left turn to “Central Drakensberg R600
• Travel for another 13km, pass The Nest hotel on your right, Champagne Sports Resort on your left a little further on
• As you pass this resort, the road dips into a valley over a low level crossing, the road bends up to the left. The golf course is on your left
• About 700 m up the hill you will pass Hill Billy’s Farm on your right
• The next left turn (sign board showing “Monks Cowl Golf Resort, Champagne Valley Resort”) will take you to Monks Cowl Golf Resort
• It will take approximately 3 ˝ to 4 hours to reach us

from Johannesburg:
• Take the N3 to Harrismith
• Take the N5 towards Bethlehem for 4km
• Turn left at “Phuthaditjhaba/Bergville” signboard and follow road for 8km
• Turn left at the R74 Bergville / Oliviershoek
• Follow route down the pass, past Bergville to Winterton
• On entering Winterton, over the Little Tugela Bridge, there is a turning to your right (opposite Engen garage) going over the railway line – sign showing Central Drakensberg R600
• Cross the Little Tugela again thenTravel 12km until you reach a crossroads
• Cross straight over
• Travel for another 13km, pass The Nest hotel on your right, Champagne Sports Resort on your left a little further on
• As you pass this resort, the road dips into a valley over a low level crossing, the road bends up to the left. The golf course is on your left
• About 700 m up the hill you will pass Hill Billy’s Farm on your right
• The next left turn (sign board showing “Monks Cowl Golf Resort, Champagne Valley Resort”) will take you to Monks Cowl Golf Resort
• It will take approximately 3 ˝ to 4 hours to reach us

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