How To Get Here

We are situated four hours from Johannesburg and two hours and a half from Durban. From Winterton, follow the R600 to the central Drakensberg.

Drive past Thokosiza, the Cedar Wood shopping centre, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, and Champagne Castle Hotel, until you reach the gate to the Monk’s Cowl Reserve.

From the Monk’s Cowl car park (1 480 metres above sea level), our access road is a kilometre and a half long and ascends 87 metres.

We maintain the road regularly, but it is better not to drive it in a low-slung car. We advise you to drive a car or a bakkie with reasonable ground clearance.

The gate to the Monk’s Cowl Reserve is locked at night. If you wish to go out at night, we shall give you a key and you will be expected to lock the gate behind you.

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