Things to Do
Drakensberg Experience Route

Activities in Champagne Valley include, tennis, trout fishing, quad biking, helicopter rides, river rafting and horse riding. Local places of interest include battlefield sites, bushman paintings, the world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir school. There are a number of golf courses, including  the 18-hole Championship course at Champagne Sports Resort and the family-orientated nine-hole golf course at the Monks Cowl Country Club.

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Horseback Riding at The Cavern in Nothern Drakensberg.

You can visit a falconry where you can watch magnificent raptors perform in the skies above the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, or buy local delicacies at a number of farm stalls ranging from homemade goods such as fresh jams, pickles and farm bread to sweets, biltong, trout, cheeses and honey. 

Buy a variety of woven goods artistically created by master weavers who have through generations handed down the fine art of African weaving and ethnic design. 

For the more adventurous, there is white water rafting, abseiling, a tree-top canopy tour, archery, as well as mountain boarding. You can also enjoy a flying experience that is guaranteed to leave you feeling sky high amongst the soaring peaks of the Drakensberg.

In the Northern Drakensberg you can visit the Lost Valley near the quaint village of Geluksburg. Here you can go quad biking and mountain biking or explore a number of 4x4 routes with spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. 

At Spioenkop, you can explore the battlefields and follow the events with the aid of a self-guided trail map. The historical weight of the Anglo-Boer War almost crushes any other claims from the past, yet it was from the crest of this hill that the Voortrekkers were believed to have had their first panoramic sighting of Natal.

Spioenkop dam is ideal for watersports and there are numerous slipways for power boats, although there are no boats for hire. Waterskiing, canoeing and sailing are popular activities, as is angling, and fishermen are welcome to try to land carp, bass, bluegill and tilapia.