Category Archives: travel

The old brown suitcase

The tales it would tell !! I’ve had it for many years .. ever since Elaine was a little girl in fact.  My Mum and Dad brought it from Zimbabwe filled with stuff for me, as they did often when they … Continue reading

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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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Champagne Castle Hotel

I am featuring the hotel (or part thereof)  in this post for those who haven’t seen my previous posts on our visits over the years.  The hotel is nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg in the Champagne Valley ..  photo … Continue reading

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