Activities

Within 15 minutes from Ardmore.
  • Drakensberg Mountain Park, Monks Cowl. Entry fee of R35 plus R5 for a map showing many hikes and rock pools.  Multiple walks ranging from 1 hour round trips to 7 hours through the mountains, with multiple waterfalls and rock pools. Overnight camping in caves available. Call 036 468 1103.
  • Daily guided walk to Bushman paintings cave from Dragons Peaks at 9am – to book tel 083 753 2842
  • Helicopter flips from Dragon Peaks (weather dependent) R790 – 1650.  Call 083 652 7493 or 082 783 7987
  • Falcon Ridge raptor show, bird show, 10:30am every day except Mondays and Fridays. An intriguing 90 minutes show of these beautiful, majestic birds. Educative and exciting!Weather permitting.  Call 082 774 6398
  • Church services, local and interdenominational.  Winterton – Anglican, Methodist, NGK and Lutheran.
  • Kwa Zulu weavers and candle factory.  Mohair wool rugs and a wide variety of candles.  Call 036 488 1657
  • Golf – 18 hole championship course (17th in SA) at Champagne Sports Hotel and 9 hole at Goodersons Monks Cowl golf resort.
  • Fun golf for kids at Champagne sports, Monks Cowl and Pitch and Putt at Drakensberg Sun Hotel. 9-18 hole miniature golf courses with various degrees of difficulty. From R20 pp.
  • 4 Rivers Rafting – raft trips in summer only.  Also quad bikes, zip line, paint ball, archery call 036 468 1693
  • Thokozisa Centre – restaurant, info office, deli, art gallery and many arts and crafts shops. The closest you get to a mall in this area. All outdoors.
  • View bees in a large glass hive and sample different honey products. Or learn more about chili at Scrumpy Jacks. Phone Henry on 073 260 6693.
  • Horse riding trails. At Dragon Peaks or amongst wild animals at Spioenkop Game Reserve.
  • A third option for horse riding is uShaka Horse trails very close to Ardmore, call 072 664 2993 or 036 468 1136
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir – Wednesday concerts in school term at 15:30 – Call 036 468 1012
  • Bridge sessions on Thursdays at the Nest Hotel from 9am – Call 036 468 1068
  • Central Drakensberg Adventure Centre – Kloofing, paintball, abseiling, archery and Heli-kloofing.  Call 074 103 3613
  • Scootours fun descending hills on a 4 x 4 scooter with Central Drakensberg Adventure. Call 074 103 3613
  • Reptile Centre – get close and personal with a variety of reptiles. An hour and a bit of information and learning about these intimidating creatures. Touching and feeling included. Many of them have eight legs…  Call 082 995 1404
  • Drakensberg Forest Canopy Tour – professionally guided at Drakensberg Sun – R450 per person.  To book call 083 661 5691.
  • Chocolate dipping at chocolate memories in Cedarwood Centre. Free chocolate tastings at the Valleys first and only chocolate maker. Try the chocolate fondue, a must for the chocolate lover!
  • Treat yourself to one of the few spa’s and wellness saloons in the area. Several different treatments on offer.

Hiking

Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey

Fauna

Canopy Tours

Scenic Views

Ballooning