The Lane Cottage Description
The Lane Cottage is a newly renovated cottage, bordering on the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site in the Central Drakensberg and has magnificent views of the mountains, forest and lake. There is sufficient accommodation to sleep six people. There are two queen sized beds and two single beds. The home has three bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, patio with a braai (barbeque), fireplace and comfortable upmarket furniture. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. There are numerous activities in the surrounding area to keep you occupied indefinitely. In the nearby vicinity (five to ten minutes driving) there is a championship golf course at Champagne Sports Resort, bird of prey demonstrations at Falcon Ridge, concerts at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School as well as quad biking, micro lighting and a number of shops. Here you can buy clothing, health products, curios, art and crafts, jewelery and more. In the area you will also find handmade rugs and carpets, candles, health products, bakery, farm stall/deli plus many others. The Midlands Meander Route is approx 45 minutes away and there are numerous places of interest on the route. There is an abundance of bird life in the area. The scenery is quite spectacular and worthy of its world heritage status for which it won two categories; cultural and natural. International recognition was given because of its unique richness of biological diversity, it's endemic and endangered species, it's superlative natural beauty as well as the masterpieces of human creative genius in the form of some 35 000 San rock art images.
The Lane Cottage is a newly renovated cottage, bordering on the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site in the Central Drakensberg and has magnificent views of the mountains, forest and lake.
The Lane Cottage Directions
From Durban: From the N3, take EXIT 179, the Escort North/ Giants Castle/ Loskop/ Central Drakensberg off-ramp, turn left along R74 for 28 kms. Come to a cross road, with the D600, (Thokosiza on the left corner). Turn left onto the R600, towards the ‘Central Drakensberg’. *****Continue for ± 12 km. Pass Champagne Sports Resort on your left-hand side. Take the next road to the right, sign-posted ‘The Drakensberg Sun Resort’. Travel almost 4km., The Drakensberg Sun Resort is on your right-hand side. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km, turn left into Kiepersol Crescent, (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel anti-clockwise round the crescent. From Johannesburg: A) Scenic Route: (Recommended) CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith turn right onto N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for ± 5km, turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for ± 10kms. Turn left again on the BERGVILLE/OLIVIERSHOEK PASS road. Continue past Sterkfontein dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, straight through Bergville and onto Winterton. At Winterton turn right, opposite the Engen garage, onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road, proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. ******* See above B) Freeway Route: Johannesburg to Van Reenen’s Pass on the N3. Take the first glide off after the Tugela Toll Plaza, which is at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Turn left for ± 4 km on the N11 and then turn right towards WINTERTON onto the R600. You will cross over the N3 concrete highway. At the T-junction turn left towards Winterton. In Winterton, opposite the Engel garage, turn right onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. ******* See above alternatively: you may continue on the N3 from the tollgate towards Escort, until you reach EXIT 194, the R74/BERGVILLE/COLENSO/GREYTOWN glide off. Turn right over the bridge and proceed for ± 20 kms to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over.