Christmas Lunch in the Drakensberg

Planning on spending the festive season in the Drakensberg? If you’re doing the self-catering thing, why not leave the Christmas cooking to us? You’re on holiday after all…

An Oaklands Christmas

There’s no place like home… Especially during the holidays. Luckily, we always make you feel right at home at Oaklands Country Manor. With four siblings at the helm, our countryside estate is a family-centred, warm and festive affair. And, naturally, Christmas lunch merrily follows in all its hearty and homely glory.

Enjoy a Country-Style Lunch

Executive chef Kathy Romer-Lee does away with her daily chalkboard menu to bring you a mouth-watering, three-course feast specially created for the festive holiday. Together with head chef Johnson Ndlovu and her dedicated team, Kathy’s Kitchen will bring the best of the Drakensberg countryside to your plate. Featuring the freshest produce sourced from the Oaklands garden, as well as locally and responsibly sourced ingredients from nearby farms, here’s what visitors can look forward to…

On Our Christmas Menu

The turkey isn’t the only thing that will be stuffed at Oaklands’ annual Christmas lunch. With festive gazpacho and soufflé starting off the gastronomic ensemble, you’re going to have a tough time of it leaving room for mains and dessert! Dig into merrily tinged honey-roasted turkey, seared duck breasts with black cherry sauce, or a halloumi tarte tatin to name a few. And round it all off with flourless chocolate torte (for a guilt-free spoil), berry sorbet or candied fruit with baked brie (yum!)

Spend the Day at Oaklands

After indulging, there’s no need to rush. Work lunch off with a stroll through the manor grounds. Or, kick back by the pool, while the children play on the jungle gym. or float into a nap on the lake.
So go on! Let someone else take the strain this Christmas and pop in for a festive feast made for you (not by you) at Oaklands.