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Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort

Drakensberg Sun Resort Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Champagne Valley Kwazulu Natal

Description

Extensive use of natural materials, polished wood and rich earthy colours make the Drakensberg Sun one of the most striking country resorts in South Africa. With the accent on comfort, the luxury rooms and suites offer uninterrupted mountain views.

The restaurant overlooks the resort's private lake and offers an excellent buffet. Light snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the Terrace throughout the day.

The Drakensberg Sun has a proven track record for hosting seminars, conferences, banquet and intimate special occasion functions.

The resort offers a wide range of activities from boating, sundowner cruises on the lake, pitch & putt, tennis, squash, volleyball, as well as spectacular mountain hikes, guided walks, mountain biking and an exciting new attraction "Qolf" - fun for the whole family.

The excellent Champagne Sports Golf Course is nearby and the resort has two outdoor swimming pools. The accent at the Drakensberg Sun is on personal service and guests are assured of a most relaxing and memorable stay.

Situated high in the Cathkin Park area of the Drakensberg Mountains, the Drakensberg Sun blends in with the dramatic landscape offering visitors breathtaking views and fresh mountain air. The accent is on comfort in the luxury rooms and suites, each with its own uninterrupted breathtaking mountain view.

The Drakensberg Sun offers all the great South African pastimes - trout fishing, guided hiking, horse riding, outdoor teambuilding, boating, tennis, volleyball, pitch and putt, qolf, bowling greens, gym and pool. The resort offers an in-house entertainment program including an indoor games and movie room.

The Drakensberg Sun is an ideal venue for conferences; business meetings; banquets and private functions. The impressive Summit Room, which caters for 200 delegates, can be divided into smaller, self-contained rooms. A Boardroom seating 10 delegates is also available as well as various other outdoor venues.

Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort is a luxury hotel & timeshare resort situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains; offering visitors breathtaking views and fresh mountain air.

Extensive use of natural materials, polished wood and rich earthy colours make the Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort one of the most striking country resorts in South Africa. With the accent on comfort, the luxury rooms and suites offer uninterrupted mountain views.

The restaurant overlooks the resort's private lake and offers an excellent buffet. Light snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the Terrace throughout the day.

The Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort has a proven track record for hosting seminars, conferences, banquets and intimate special occasion functions.

The resort offers a wide range of activities from boating, sundowner cruises on the lake, pitch & putt, tennis, squash, volleyball, as well as spectacular mountain hikes, guided walks, mountain biking, the excellent Champagne Sports Golf Course is nearby and the resort has two outdoor swimming pools.

The accent at the Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort is on personal service, and guests are assured of a most relaxing and memorable stay.

In the vicinity, there’s a selection of Southern Sun Durban Hotels nearby for you to choose from. Explore more and pick the one that’s right for you and your fellow travellers.

We care about the environment and the Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort participates in a number of Environmental projects. 

 

Accommodation

2 Double Beds Smoking 16
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking 14
1 Double Bed Non-Smoking 3
1 Double Bed Smoking 1
Executive King Smoking 3
Executive King Non-Smoking 3
Presidential Suite 1
Twin Bedded Non Smoking 12
Twin Bedded Room Smoking 16
2 Single Beds Superior Non Smoking 1
2 Double Beds Superior Non Smoking 9
2 Double Beds Superior Smoking 1
Total Rooms

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

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Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Attractions

Sport and Leisure

On-Site - Complimentary:

  • 2 Outdoor swimming pools
  • 1 Squash court (rackets available for hire from the Leisure Desk)
  • 2 Tennis courts (rackets available for hire from the Leisure Desk)
  • Croquet
  • Rowing boats & canoes at Lake Nkwanki – lifejackets provided
  • 2 Bowling greens
  • Pitch & Putt (6 holes)
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Kiddies movies room

  • Additional charges apply:
  • Mountain bike rental from the Leisure Desk
  • Mountain boarding on request
  • Paintball on request
  • Treatment room offering limited massages and beauty treatments, subject to availability
  • Games Room with pool table & arcade games

Nearby Attractions & Activities

During your stay with us, visit the following nearby places of interest:

  • Drakensberg Boys choir performs to the public on Wednesdays at 15h30, subject to change
  • Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre
  • El Mirrodoor Airstrip (Dragon Peaks, 8km)
  • Champagne Sports Resort Golf Course (7km)
  • Kwazulu Weavers & candles
  • Scrumpy Jacks (honey products & educational Bee tours)
  • Falcon Ridge – Bird of Prey Centre
  • Four Rivers Adventures
  • Valley Bakery, Tea Garden & Art Gallery
  • Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

 

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Facilities

HOTEL SERVICES

Hotel Services
  • Gift shop / newsstand
  • Curio shop
  • Laundry / valet
  • Safety deposit box
  • Guest relations desk
  • Hospitality lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Open parking
Business Services
  • Secretarial services
  • Facsimile services
  • PC / printer service
  • Executive rooms
  • High speed internet access
    • Telkom T-Zone internet access
    • Self service workstation with internet connectivity
Children's Services
  • Babysitting on request
  • Special children's programmes during weekends and school holidays
  • Video games
  • Table tennis
  • Action cricket
  • Paint ball
  • Pony rides
  • Pool tables
  • Tubby boats
  • Jungle gym
Transport Services

Transport available to/from:

  • Durban International Airport

Available by arrangement.

Room Services

All rooms have:

  • Air conditioning
  • Remote controlled colour TV with cable / satellite
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee / tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / ironing board (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate wardrobe
  • Work desk lamp
  • Guest room voltage - 220V
  • Room meal service: 11h00-23h00

DINING

Lakeview Restaurant

The Lakeview Restaurant serves Breakfast from 7h00 to 10h30 daily where you will find a continental spread with croissants, danishes, cold cuts, yoghurts, cereals and cold fish dishes. Choose from a selection of juices or squeeze the freshest juice from ripe oranges or grapefruits. Watch as our trained chefs prepare omelettes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs or poached eggs to your liking. For the sweet tooth we have fresh American style pancakes cooked while you wait. Then help yourself to a wide array of accompaniments from sausages to vegetarian options. Breakfast can be enjoyed on our terrace, (weather permitting) while basking in the serenity of our indigenous, landscaped gardens and looking over our private lake.

Dinner is a gastronomic feast of favourites featuring, individual salads, a roast, casseroles, curries, vegetarian selections and our famous trout cooking station, not forgetting mouth-watering desserts for your indulgent side. Dinner is served from 18h30 to 22h00 Sunday to Thursday and from 18h00 to 22h30 Fridays and Saturday in the Lakeview Restaurant. Our extensive buffet changes daily which guarantees you the freshest quality and a new experience every night of your stay with us.

Lakeview Terrace

you prefer a later start to the day, Light Meals are available on the Lakeview Terrace from 11h00 to 17h00. An appealing menu for young and old, you are sure to find what your taste buds are calling for. We also offer a menu down by the pool on weekends and during school holidays so as not to disrupt the fun and relaxation of your family and friends.

Room Service

Room service is available from 7h00 to 22h30 daily. Our friendly waitrons will deliver your food to the comfort of your room and attend to your needs. The room service menu, as with the terrace menu, serves a light selection of meals to please the eye and sate the hunger. Our helpful room service attendants will gladly make suggestions to assist you with your selections.


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Conference

Drakensberg Sun is a luxury resort situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathin Peak area, offering state of the art conferences facilities, and catering for your every need ranging from seminars to private dinner functions. Taylor-made packages and menus are available as well as fully inclusive conference packages, day conference packages and leisure packages.
Meeting Rooms





   
Room Name   Capacity       Dimensions Area
  U-Shape School Room Theatre Banquet Length Width Height m2
Summit Room 1 60 70 150 60 14.7 10 4.2 147
Summit Room 2 30 40 50 30 10 8.8 4.2 88
Summit Room 2 & 3 60 70 150 60 14.7 10.6 4.2 154.9
Summit Rooom 3 15 20 30 20 10.1 5.9   59.6
Summit Room 1,2 & 3 160 180 200 180 20.1 14.7 4.2  
                 
                 
Rates: Conference and Accommodation rates on application.          

Directions

From Durban: A) 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. B) Alternatively, from the N3, take EXIT 179, the Estcourt North/ Giants Castle/ Loskop/ Central Drakensberg off-ramp, turn left along R74, for about 20 kms. (Don't take this road at night, as it passes through a rural area). Come to a cross road with the D600, (Thokasisa 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 approximately 5km. The Drakensberg Sun Resort is on your right-hand side. You have arrived! From Johannesburg: A) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith, taking Exit 29, turn right onto N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for 5km; turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for 10kms. 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 onto the R600, opposite the Engen garage, CENTRAL BERG road, proceed for 13km to the crossroad junction. Cross straight over and continue for 12 km. ******** See above B) 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 4 kms 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 and continue for 12 km. ******** See 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 and continue for 12 km. ******** See above

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