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Cathkin Cottage

Cathkin Cottage is conveniently situated, opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort, in the heart of Champagne Valley and is in close proximity to all local attractions and restaurants, with many hikes starting from the Cottage. It is a mere 4 km drive from The Champagne Sports Resort, with Cathkin Farm and Champagne Castle Hotel also in close proximity.

Cathkin Cottage is intimate and offers warm hospitality with comfortable accommodation in well appointed rooms, all en suite. Each room comprises tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar fridge and is fully serviced daily. The added luxury of down duvets, and cotton percale / sateen bed linen and fluffy towels makes your stay even more comfortable. The rooms are equipped with CD players (MP3), fans and heaters and should you require inter leading rooms, these are available.

The accommodation offers a fully equipped kitchen, living room with a fireplace, dining room and library with WI FI access, as well as a beautiful large patio with living and dining facility and another fireplace, this is overlooking the swimming pool. There is a barbeque (braai) facility in the garden next to the secret garden with table and chairs nestled in the thicket of trees with hand made chimes and trinkets hanging from the trees. There is a vulture restaurant on the estate (vulture conservation feeding program) as well as the introduction of game which is a bonus to those staying here. There is an abundance of bird life, fauna and flora to be found on this beautiful well maintained estate which certainly encourages guests to enjoy whilst hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

Whether you choose to lie at the pool and read or get out and about exploring - you will find this beautiful place induces great peace and relaxation. Rejuvenation is not an option but just a natural process whilst visiting Cathkin Cottage in the Bergview Private Estate (an eco estate), in the Champagne Valley.

Cathkin Cottage SELF CATERING accommodates 8 people (with a maximum of 8 persons - 5 bedrooms, each en suite with own private entrance)

  • Members of KwaZulu Natal Tourism Board
  • StaySA approved member
  • Okhahlamba Drakensberg Community Tourism Organisation
  • Listed with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism South Africa
  • Members of Bushmans River Tourism Association



  • Parking
  • Patio to relax
  • Picnic area
  • Pool Loungers
  • Swimming Pool


Places to visit and things to do within a few kilometers
(some are only minutes away on foot):

  • Drakensberg Boys Choir concerts (world famous)
  • Walking and hiking trails from the cottage
  • Horse riding in the mountains or in a game reserve
  • 2 Golf courses
  • Bushman paintings
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Arts, crafts, curio and coffee shops
  • Bowls, tennis, fishing
  • River rafting
  • Falconry displays
  • Dams, nature reserves, picnic spots
  • Boating, swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Reptile Centre
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Spas and beauty treatments
  • Tea gardens
  • Local vulture conservation
  • Cycling
  • Country club
  • Gym
  • Honey bee education
  • Extreme sports
  • Quad bikes
  • Paintball
  • Mountain boarding
  • Archery
  • Canopy Tree Top Tours

For the tourist wishing to explore a little further afield there are many interesting places within 1 hours drive from Cathkin Cottage - ideal day trips.

Day Trips to:

  • Golden Gate
  • Royal Natal National Par
  • TUVA power station
  • Cathedral Peak
  • Giants Castle
  • Midlands Meander
  • Spioenkop Nature Reserve and Dam
  • Visits to the battlefields