things to do


The Drakensberg is a family orientated destination. A safe and clean environment for children to learn, seek adventure and make family memories. There are many hiking and biking trails for all ages and experience levels. Families can enjoy play areas at restaurants and hotels that are accessible to all.


Voted as the best thing to do in the Berg, is an incredible birds of prey show that is suited for all ages. They provide a fascinating, educational talk and exciting bird show that will leave you feeling captivated and appreciative of our special bird species in South Africa.


The Champagne Valley features a Reptile Centre which gives educational tours daily. Getting intimate with snakes, spiders, crocodiles, lizards and more is exhilarating for most of us. Learn to love the reptiles around us, hold them and interact with them. You will leave here knowing more about the reptile’s special place in our ecosystems.


There are various Adventure Centres in the Central Drakensberg. They all offer adrenaline pumping activities for all ages. Zip-lining, abseiling, rock climbing, river rafting, quad biking, paintballing, racing down mountain sides on giant scooters called scootours, archery, tubing, tree top zip-lining, go karting, horse riding and more.

VIsit our Tree Tops Forest School based on Berghaven Property.

Boys Choir

The Drakensberg Boys Choir School is a world famous group of young boys aged 10-15 that devote their lives to music. Superb talent and passion in such young boys can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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

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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.