Category Archives: countryside

Majestic Cathkin Peak revealed after a few days of rain and mist

March 2017  :  Champagne Castle Hotel Our weekend in the Drakensberg was coming to an end.  Hubby and I were leaving the following day and up to this point we hadn’t seen the mountain peaks.  It would have been disappointing … Continue reading

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Mountains and valleys, flowers and moss … and waterfalls

March 2017 : Champagne Castle Hotel Early morning mist hung over the forest and clouds shrouded the highest peaks but the weather report was positive .. no rain.   The hiking trail to the Sphinx which hubby and I have done several times … Continue reading

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Waterfalls, bridges, steps and a forest

March 2017 :  Champagne Castle Hotel – Central Drakensberg Hubby and I went for an afternoon stroll on Mike’s Path, a short circular trail passed the upper dams, through the forest and back to the dams … … We spotted a … Continue reading

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Along a country road …

…. at the foothills of the Drakensberg.  Leaving the hotel gate … Basket sellers outside the entrance to catch tourists .. and me !    When in the Berg buy basket ware, it’s strong, durable and made by rural women The … Continue reading

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Horses at Champagne Castle

Hubby and I began on our walk along the country road from the hotel to Monk’s Cowl car park passing the kiddies farmyard and paddocks.   A road walk seemed a better option than hiking up the mountain with low cloud and a possibility of … Continue reading

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Chapel in the mountains and mist

Who doesn’t love a wedding?!!  A perfect spot for memorable nuptials in the mountains of the majestic Berg …   I took this photo through the closed glass doors :  chapel was ready for influx of wedding helpers the following day .. … Continue reading

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We’re back !!!

We had a fabulous holiday!    Catching up with my special family in Ramsgate, four glorious days in paradise at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa on the Wild Coast of Transkei and a weekend at Champagne Castle Hotel in Central Drakensberg breathing fresh mountain … Continue reading

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