There’s something to eat, drink and do for every kind of person at Champagne Sports Resort. Nestled in the Drakensberg, the resort is infused with the cool and fresh tranquillity of nature. Each room either has a spectacular view of the mountain or the beautifully manicured gardens that make the heart sing sweet boys’ choir songs. Don’t worry about packing your hairdryer, hand-held fan, thermos flask with coffee, cell phone or desk lamp or loading the TV on the car roof as each room is fully equipped with all of these as well as an en-suite bathroom.
Champagne Sports Resort offers activities for everyone from the champagne connoisseur to the sports lover. Whether you spend time on the 18-hole golf course, go fishing in one of the five dams, go mountain biking, have a swing at volleyball, stretch out in the beauty salon or do sweet nothing, the weekend definitely won’t be long enough to fit all the activities on offer in. For those brave enough, the resort’s three curvy swimming pools are great for a cool winter morning dip.
Breakfast and dinner are also sure to feature on the list of things-to-tell-the-sad-souls-back-home. The Champagne Sports Resort buffet offers hearty, flavourful, sumptuous, cool, hot, divine and delectable dishes cooked to perfection to please the taste buds of each of the 700 guests catered for. After dinner, the Cathkin Arms bar, just off the main dining room, is the ideal place to retire to if the soft plush bed is not yet calling your name. No matter if it’s champagne, a beer or a hot cup of coffee you’d like to sip on while watching the rugby, Cathkin Arms barmen can do it all.
Drakensberg fact: Henry and Bettie Hannekom were the first couple to holiday in the Drakensberg. In 1945 while traveling across the mountain to visit Bettie’s mother, their bakkie’s tyre burst. They slept under a bush and lived off Bettie’s Hertzoggies for 9 days, missing out on a holiday with her mother. Later the mechanic found one of Henry’s razorblades lodged in the burst wheel’s rim.