things to do


Mountainous fresh air brings out the best fitness side of us all. Hiking or walking in a world heritage site, the Okahlamba World Heritage site at Monks Cowl reserve is one of the most breathtaking adventures. Be left with wonderment and awe as you scan the panoramic views of the Drakensberg. Easily accessible and well maintained hikes for the less experienced walkers as well as challenging hikes for the more adventurous and experienced hikers. Guided hikes are available where skilled and equipped guides are needed to lead you through your Drakensberg experience.

Trail running and biking has become very popular. Cathkin trails and the Trail Blazers fund have been active in establishing clean cut and well maintained mountain trails in and around the Champagne Valley. A 26 km looped trail passes from resort to resort, through the pine plantations, Valley Bakery, Chocolate Bar and Craft Brewery. Berghaven neighbours the famous Champagne Sports Golf Course which also offers putt putt for the whole family.

Golf & Mashie Golf
Putt Putt
Hiking & Walking
Park Run
San Rock Art & Caving
Mountain Biking & Cycling
Yoga & Pilates

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.

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.

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. We focus on ‘the personal touch,’ offering guests lodging in cottages surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in South Africa.