From lounging at the sparkling pool to adrenaline-filled adventure activities, there really is something for everyone at the Drakensberg Sun. Our family-friendly facilities and services ensure that kids are entertained and cared for, while parents enjoy a well-deserved break. Note that some facilities and services may incur additional charges.
Spoil yourself with any of Spoilt Green Eco Spa’s treatments. The Spa uses Esse Organic Skincare products, which use wild African plants and are certified organic. Choose from an extensive range of facials, hand and body treatments and various massages treatments for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Half-day, full-day and speciality packages are also available.
For the experience of a lifetime, join Canopy Tree Top Tours for a birds-eye view of the magnificent Blue Grotto indigenous forest. Glide between platforms on cable slides, led by guides through the forest canopy and up to 60 metres high!
Home to over 150 species of birds, including the rare Bush Blackcap, the ancient forest will enchant you with its abundance of wildlife, waterfalls and cascading streams.
World-famous for their incredible musical talent, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir school offers children a highly unique educational experience. Promoting a spirit of adventure through exploration of their surrounds, the school also develops the boys mentally and musically, encouraging their natural abilities.
Concerts are held for the public every Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm (unless they are on tour or on holiday).
Booking essential: 036 4681012
Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Center provides incredible bird of prey displays. Situated in the Champagne Valley, just 2km past the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, the Center treats visitors to a daily show featuring various birds indigenous to South Africa. Included in the show is a presentation by falconers who demonstrate the power and speed of the falcon.
Shows are at 10:30. No bookings taken. (Closed Friday and Monday).
If you’re heading for the Champagne Valley, spend some quality time with an assortment of cold-blooded creatures and change the way you think about them forever. Guides are extremely knowledgeable, and also allow you to get close and personal with some of the safer varieties of snakes, lizards, spiders and other residents of the Center. A great experience for children and adults alike. (Closed Mondays) 082 955 1404
KwaZulu Weavers has become world famous for quality hand woven rugs. Based in Central Drakensberg, they weave all of their 100% wool rugs on site. Visitors can choose from their wide variety of designs and colours - or request custom designs to be woven, which are then delivered nationwide once complete. While you’re there, browse through their selection of candles, gifts and curios.
If flying is your thing, explore the majestic Drakensberg Mountains from above, with helicopter tours from Westline Aviation. The unique bird-eye view will give you a whole new appreciation for the beauty and splendor of the Drakensberg, with some incredible photographic opportunities.
Westline operates from three different locations for added convenience.
Ensure to book for this incredible opportunity – 083 652 7493
Situated on a working farm in the Champagne Valley, Hillbilly’s provides the surrounding hotels with fresh produce.
For 1 hour every afternoon, Monday to Friday, between 3pm and 4pm, the public are invited to buy their fruit, nuts, vegetables, milk, butter, yoghurt, eggs, cheese, game meat and chickens there too. On Fridays, extra thick cream and rye bread are also available.
For scenic hot air balloon flights over the Drakensberg, Drakensberg Ballooning offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg.
Weather-permitting, balloons flights take off every morning from the launch site 6km from Winterton, on the road to Cathedral Peak. An amazing experience truly worth the time.
Booking essential - 082 802 7527
Adrenaline-filled activities are the speciality of Four Rivers Rafting & Adventures.
In operation for over 15 years, the team has built up a selection of awesome activities that will meet the needs of anyone looking for a day of fun and adventure.
For quad-biking to zip-lining and everything between, join the experts of exhilaration in the Central Drakensberg.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm. 083 785 1693
Thokozisa Centre in the Central Drakensberg is an assortment of shops containing a wide selection of multi-cultural arts, crafts, curios, clothing and accessories. Visitors can also buy their boots, hiking and camping gear.
The San Aquam Spa Centre sells health products and provides massage therapies, and the Thokosiza Restaurant and bar, along with the Thokozisa Deli & Wine Centre, serve up delicious delights, superb coffee and fine wines. 036 488 1827
The Lakeview Restaurant at the Drakensberg Sun Resort offers excellent, traditional home-style cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our daily breakfast and dinner buffets, and see, amongst many other sumptuous dishes, fresh local trout and perfect roasts, prepared and served up by our masterful chefs.
For something a little more casual, enjoy a pool-side snack next to the cool, sparkling water - or a refreshing drink on the Lakeview Terrace. Both perfect for warmer days!
Hours of operation
Lakeview Restaurant Breakfast: Daily from 07h00 to 10h30
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 18h30 to 22h00 Friday to Saturday 18h00 to 22h30
Lakeview Terrace: Daily from 11h00 to 17h00>
Don’t miss out on live entertainment or your favourite live sports broadcastings on selected evenings at the Grotto bar and lounge. Relax, unwind and enjoy!