about us

peace &

Nestled in the beautiful Champagne Valley, a World Heritage Site in the Central Drakensberg just 23km from Winterton, Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages is a family run business with a focus on ‘the personal touch,’ with guests lodging in cottages surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in South Africa.

Berghaven offers a forest of trees, up to 25km of walking or cycling trails, in and around our property, three dams, open spaces, a swimming pool and playground at the venue. A serene place where children can run and play, ride bikes and have endless fun in a safe environment, while parents relax, enjoying the surroundings, including a lazy afternoon catching fish in any of our three bass filled dams.

Absolutely loved our stay!

Debra is phenomenal. We stayed at Berghaven from 1 April 2019 - 5 April 2019 for our Honeymoon getaway and couldnt ask for better. Thank you Berghaven, from getting engaged to celebrating us as newly weds we will always return to our favorite place to stay. You guys have only been awesome to us.

Carla Krause

fresh atmosphere

We loved the tranquility and fresh atmosphere from the surroundings. All the basic essentials were catered. Excellent service and very neat. Would recommend berghaven cottages to family and friends.

Navina Coopusamy

tranquil and quiet

A truly remarkable place, tranquil and quiet with that South African farm feeling, and all the wild birds makes it feel like a different perspective on life. Had a great time relaxing there!

Nelius Moller

best place in the Berg

Thank you for spoiling us with an upgrade. Mom and I so enjoyed our stay. It was a true blessing. This is the best place in the Berg.

lydia Gittens

quietness we were looking for

Coming from the "Rat Race" in Gauteng, Berghaven has definitely given us the peace and quietness we were looking for. We will be sorry to leave here on Saturday, but I hope we will be able to come back in the future. The cottage catered very well for our needs.

Rose Lewis


the Drakensberg

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this ancient landscape and be awed by the Drakensberg’s majesty and splendor, all while you take in the fresh air in the unbounded, panoramic views. Our centrally located venue allows for easy access to all the valley has to offer including biking and hiking trails, golf, restaurants and shops, a craft brewery, reptile park, birds of prey centre, zip-lining, quad biking, hot air ballooning, helicopter flips, horse riding and other exciting experiences such as watching the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir.

The area also features a vast array of birds, duiker, rea buck, bush buck, porcupines, rabbits / hares, sightings of leopard 5kms away, serval cats, jackal, monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards, bush pig, snakes and frogs. Champagne Valley is home to over 150 frogs, 25 endemic to the Drakensberg and 10 endangered to the central Drakensberg.

At only two hours drive from Durban and just over four hours from Johannesburg, Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages is an easily accessible destination for family holidays, special functions or even a quick weekend getaway.

The venue

a specialised
wedding venue

Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages is a specialised wedding venue located in the beauty of a natural setting, featuring tranquil dams, forests and rolling lawns, with a backdrop of the Drakensberg’s astounding Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle view. With excellent catering options and all types of decor and settling styles on offer, Berghaven is an ideal wedding venue.

the cottages

comfort meets style,
with a personal touch

Enjoy your stay in the Drakensberg in one of our eleven uniquely styled and modern self-catering cottages, all offering fully furnished living spaces with dining and kitchen areas. With comfort in mind, our cottages provide space for families, couples, or smaller groups to share a relaxing holiday in the peace of a natural forest, in the heart of the Champagne Valley.

things to do

let your
adventures begin

The Champagne Valley offers a myriad of activities for all types of visitors, from exciting adventures to relaxed experiences for all age groups, delicious food venues and spectacular sight-seeing, Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages serves as a starting point to making great memories on your holiday. Our prime location provides easy access to most activities, with others just a short drive away.