Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort is a camping and caravan resort located in the Champagne Valley. It is a family-owned and operated resort situated on a farm with dramatic views, directly facing the towering peaks of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn. These mountains are located in the Monk’s Cowl Reserve, which forms part of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park, a World Heritage Site.
The owners pride themselves on providing top quality, personal service at affordable rates, making Mountain Splendour an ideal family holiday destination.
They cater for all their guests’ needs by providing spotless communal and private ablutions with constant hot water and spacious, well-shaded sites, each with their own electrical point and braai (barbeque).
Additional facilities include a laundry service, freezer space, refilling of gas bottles, firewood and assistance in erecting your tents. Security lighting and a night security guard ensures that your holiday is safe and trouble-free.
The immediate area offers excellent outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, quad biking and horse-riding.
There are two golf courses next to Mountain Splendour; the 18-hole championship course at Champagne Sports Resort and the family-orientated nine-hole golf course at Monk’s Cowl Country Club.
Other local amenities include restaurants, supermarkets, an arts and crafts route and the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, where regular concerts and festivals are held. Winterton, a quaint village 25km away, caters for all your basic needs and also has an interesting and informative museum. Within an hour’s drive are game reserves, historical battlefields, the Midlands Meander and good trout fishing areas.
- Tennis courts;
- Volleyball court;
- Swimming pool;
- Children’s playground;
- An animal farm and pony rides;
- Plenty of open space for cricket, rounders/baseball or football;
- Indoor activities such as table tennis, darts and television with SuperSport and SABC channels;
- During peak periods evening entertainment is organised such as bingo, beetle drive and night hikes;
- There are short walking trails around the farm and up the valley. Provided there is sufficient interest, hikes into the high Berg (from Injasuthi or Monk’s Cowl) are guided personally by Iain or Malcolm;
- On warm, sunny days there are shady picnic sites along the river and safe spots to swim in the river. In peak season picnics are organised at Injasuthi; and
- If you are a keen mountain biker or runner, it is only a short distance to the Sappi plantations, where runners have traffic-free forest roads and mountain bikers can experience some superb single-track riding and challenging hills. A limited number of mountain bikes are available for hire.