When you’re on a road trip and you’ve had a day chockfull of activities and adventures, you really look forward to a comfy place to spend the night. Somewhere you can drink in the view as you sip an iced drink, watch the shadows lengthen and feel the heat seep out of the day. Drakensview self-catering cottages near Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal give you just that.
The unit was tastefully decorated with modern finishes, en suite bathroom (shower) and well-equipped kitchenette complete with microwave, stove and fridge. The fridge was stocked with drinks choices, and there was a selection of snacks and chocolates – all to be paid for on an honesty system. Yummy rusks were provided for our breakfast the next morning – but they were long gone by then.
If you’re like us and you enjoy the flexibility that self-catering gives you, Drakensview is a great choice. We stayed two nights and our unit was serviced each day.
Keen birders might want to visit the Falcon Ridge birds of prey rehabilitation centre which is part of Open Africa’s Drakensberg Experience Route. The non-profit organisation Open Africa establishes tourism routes that offer travelers like you and me authentic experiences at the same time as generating income for local businesses in rural Africa. Also part of the Drakensberg Experience Route is the small museum in Winterton.
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