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.


Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey


Canopy Tours

Scenic Views