A Summer Holiday in the Drakensberg

Come rain or shine, summer in the northern Drakensberg boasts plenty of ways to have a good time. School holidays are around the corner, so gather your brood and escape to Oaklands Country Manor for family fun in the sun.

Summer in the Drakensberg

‘Tis the season of steamy sunshine and storm clouds! Summer is setting in over the northern Drakensberg, bringing with it early sunrises, warm weather and fleeting afternoon thunderstorms. Sounds like bliss to us!

Family Fun in Drakensberg Sun

Spend your summer holiday in the Drakensberg and spin up some mud on mountain bikes, walk to waterfalls or have family fishing competitions. The Oaklands grounds boast plenty of fun-filled family activities that are just better in warmer weather. And when you aren’t roping your kids into outdoor adventures, our range of child-friendly activities should keep them happy all holiday long. Even when it’s pouring, Oaklands is anything but boring. Our indoor playroom is packed with games, movies and more to the keep your little ones entertained until the storm passes.


Paddling on the Dam

Perfect for lazy summer days when you feel like getting out and about without breaking a sweat. Oaklands has basic canoes on offer free of charge that are suitable for mom, dad, granny and the kids. Our two paddling dams are in sight of the hotel patio, so your kids can splash and play all day under supervision. And if the steamy sunshine tempts you to the water but you don’t like mud between your toes, our swimming pool is a welcome sight in summer.


Get Outside and Play

Wake up with the sun and get outside and play. Oaklands has outdoor games for all ages from tennis courts to fishing dams to an outdoor giant chess set, so the whole family can join in on the fun.

Stay at Oaklands

After your day of play, you can put your feet up and relax to the max in our comfortable family suites or other country accommodation.


Oaklands is less than three hours’ drive from Jo’burg and Durban, so why not spoil your family with a summertime Drakensberg retreat?