Misty Peaks Villa

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Drakensberg » Central Drakensberg » Monks Cowl » Winterton

Misty Peaks Villa - Self Catering Cottage Accommodation in Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

4 Star
Name of hostsLyn/Kevin Selvan
Tel:+27(0)36 468 1158
Cell+27(0)83 580 2682
Emaillyn@cutting-edge.co.za
Webwww.mistypeaks.co.za

The 10 sleeper Tuscan villa
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Description

Bordering on the Okahlamba world heritage site Misty peaks stone villa is a luxury 6/8 sleeper villa and the Tuscan villa a 10 sleeper. Both are located adjacent to the Drakensberg Sun Hotel in the Central Drakensberg. The Villa is within walking distance to the Hotel and has magnificent views of the mountains, forest and lake.

Both villas have luxurious bedrooms with with feather duvets and pillows plus 400 threat count percale linen, beautiful en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens with granite counters and  dishwashers, built in braais (barbeque), satellite TV, upmarket furniture, large fireplaces and heaters in the bedrooms. The villas offer you everything that will make your stay an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

All rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. There are large gardens for children to play in and within walking distance is the Drakensberg sun resort whose failities are available to our guests ( conditions apply ) 

The Drakensberg mountain range is one of the finest hiking destinations in South Africa – and possibly Africa. The paths take you to most of the main peaks and key attractions.  Most trails are in age old indigenous forests dotted with streams, waterfalls and pools. Others are in the open on the grassy plains and display panoramic views of the mountains. No matter which trail you choose you will not fail to be amazed at how beautiful the area is and understand why it was awarded world heritage status

 Accommodation

 Everything is provided to ensure your stay is as comfortable and hassle free as possible. Top quality 400 thread count percale linen will guarantee a perfect nights sleep. Upmarket furniture, DStv, dishwasher, large fireplace and a lovely garden with an expansive lawn for children to play on completes the picture. Across the road are swimming pools, lake with boating and fishing, canopy tour in the Grotto Forest, hiking, tennies, squash, bowls, mashe course and more.

One of the bedrooms is an entirely separate unit and has been designed as a honeymoon suite with four poster bed. It has a mini kitchen with most items one would require and is completely private from the rest of the villa. This unit is available on it's own or as part of the main house for larger groups of more than 8 people.

The main kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, under counter oven and hob plus absolutely everything else you may need to make your stay as hassle free as possible.

Attractions

There are a large number of fun filled activities for both adults and children alike,right on our doorstep. Within easy walking distance of the Drakensberg sun hotel there is a lake with boating and daily pleasure cruises as well as trout fishing,tennis and squash courts, bowling, swimming pools,video arcade,horse riding,chip and putt golf course. Live music is also provided during season in either the fighting trout pub or the restaurant.

In the nearby vicinity (5-10mins driving) there is a championship golf course at Champagne sports resort, birds of prey demonstrations at Falcon ridge,concerts at the world renowned Drakensberg boys choir school as well as quad biking, microlight flights and a number of shops selling clothing, health products, curios, art and crafts, jewellery and more.

The real reason to visit the Drakensberg mountain range is to enjoy it's natural beauty and to do this one should try to do some hiking. A number of  walks each offering there own special scenery have there starting points in Bergview. Some are in age old indigenous forests dotted with streams, waterfalls and pools. Others are in the open on the grassy plains and display panoramic views of the mountains. No matter which one you do you will not fail to be amazed at how beautiful the area is and understand why it was awarded it's world heritage status.

Serious and fit hikers can test there skills on a vast number of hikes into the "berg".Maps are available detailing the routes as well as caves to overnight in.Like the sea, the berg is unpredictable so always ensure you fill in the mountain register before starting out on a long or difficult hike - it could save your life! Do not attempt these hikes on your own and always wear the correct clothing.

There is also an abundance of animal, plant and birdlife which attract people to the region. Of the 64 mammal species that occur in the berg 11 are endemic whilst of the 300 recorded bird species, 32 are endemic.There are 48 reptile species ( 25 of them snakes, 23 lizards ) and 26 species of frog.

Shopping

in the area includes hand made rugs and carpets, candles, jewelry, art, health products, bakery, farm stall/deli plus many others. The midlands meander route is approx 45 minutes away and is an easy day trip There are numerous places of interest on this route such as restaurants, arts and crafts , museums, plant nurseries and more. There is an abundance of birdlife in the area. The scenery is quite spectacular and worthy of its world heritage status which it has been awarded in two categories ie: cultural and natural. For a site to be included in the world heritage list it must meet one or more of the natural heritage property or cultural criteria. International recognition was given because of it's unique richness of biological diversity, it's endemic and endangered species, it's superlative natural beauty as well as it's masterpieces of human creative genius in the form of some 35 000 San rock art images.

 

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, (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 going to 3 Kiepersol Crescent and show them your confirmation letter. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km. turn left into Kiepersol Crescent (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel left, clockwise round the crescent, No. 3 is the second house on the right. You have arrived. Please contact Lyn 083 580 2682 to give them your estimated time of arrival, so that they can meet you with the keys. From Johannesburg A) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith 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, opposite the Engen garage, onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road, proceed for 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. 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 going to 3 Kiepersol Crescent and show them your confirmation letter. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km. turn left into Kiepersol Crescent (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel left, clockwise round the crescent, No. 3 is the second house on the right. You have arrived. Please contact Lyn 083 580 2682 to give them your estimated time of arrival, so that they can meet you with the keys. B) 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. 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 going to 3 Kiepersol Crescent and show them your confirmation letter. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km. turn left into Kiepersol Crescent (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel left, clockwise round the crescent, No. 3 is the second house on the right. You have arrived. Please contact Lyn 083 580 2682 to give them your estimated time of arrival, so that they can meet you with the keys. 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. 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 going to 3 Kiepersol Crescent and show them your confirmation letter. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km. turn left into Kiepersol Crescent (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel left, clockwise round the crescent, No. 3 is the second house on the right. You have arrived. Please contact Lyn 083 580 2682 to give them your estimated time of arrival, so that they can meet you with the keys.

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