Oaklands Country Manor
and its surrounding estate in Central Drakensberg are steeped in a rich history that dates back to the years preceding the First Boer War. It has seen a series of devoted owners who enjoyed varying degrees of success as the property served as a game farm, family estate and guest house over the years.
Food at Oaklands Country Manor:
At Oaklands, we firmly believe that good food is an essential part of any countryside getaway experience. Indulge in long, leisurely meals prepared by our expert staff, while you take in the stunning views and absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the Central Drakensberg.
At Oaklands, we are blessed to have well-known chef Kathy Romer-Lee in the kitchen. With her expert team, Kathy will delight your palate with a memorable culinary experience, while you enjoy the splendid vistas and tranquil setting of your country retreat.
Meals can be enjoyed in a variety of settings to suit the mood and season – the cosy restaurant for colder evenings, and for those balmy nights and sun-kissed mornings we have the terrace, where you can unwind or start your day with an unsurpassed view of the mountains in the distance.
Accommodation at Oaklands Country Manor:
Accommodation at Oaklands Country Manor in the Central Drakensberg is stylish yet homely, reflecting the comfortable countryside lifestyle that our stunning location affords.
Each of the beautifully-decoated rooms at Oaklands Country Manor offers guests a perfect sanctuary from which to experience the splendour of the Central Drakensberg. Exquisite views of the Oaklands gardens, polo fields and surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from the Bruce and Clifton Rooms, while the Garden Rooms offer a more private and secluded setting. We can accommodate up to 34 people at any time and all guests receive complimentary breakfast during their stay.
Facilities at Oaklands Country Manor:
- Internet access
- Laundry service
- MasterCard/Visa/AmEx/Diners Club accepted
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
Browse through our rooms, each one offering a unique and luxury stay leaving guests relaxed with an absolute appreciation and love for the countryside.
The Bruce Rooms at Oaklands can accommodate two guests per room, with king-size or twin-bed options. The rooms have lovely private verandahs, fireplaces and bathrooms with a bath and shower or shower only. Each set of two rooms has interleading doors for ease of access.
Bruce Family Suites:
The Family Bruce Suites at Oaklands Country Manor can accommodate four people in king-sized and twin beds. The suites, which are complete with two bathrooms, two fireplaces, televisions and a private veranda, are perfect for families with children under the age of 16 years.
The Clifton Rooms at Oaklands Country Manor can accommodate two guests per room with king-size or twin-bed options. The rooms all have fireplaces and bathrooms with a bath-shower combination. They also have lovely verandahs facing the garden and valley.
The new Garden Rooms at Oaklands Country Manor can accommodate two guests per room. The rooms feature luxurious bathrooms with full bath and shower, and a private courtyard. Situated away from the main entertainment and children’s play areas, these rooms afford travellers much privacy and seclusion.
Things to do at Oaklands Country Manor:
Oaklands Country Manor and its surrounding estate in Central Drakensberg offers myriad activities for the whole family. From swimming, tennis and paddling to mountain biking, polo and horse riding, there is something to suit your interests and energy levels. If twitching is your thing, then you’re in for a treat, as Oaklands is a birdwatcher’s paradise. There is also a host of activities the kids will enjoy.
- Polo Holiday
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Child friendly facilities
- Horse Riding
- Walking and Hiking
Things to do in the area near Oaklands Country Manor:
Situated in the Central Drakensberg, Oaklands Country Manor is the perfect place from which to explore some of the most dramatic and scenic parts of our country. Aside from the cycling routes beyond the estate, which will give you a bird’s-eye view of the indigenous fauna and flora (see Things to do at Oaklands), there are a number of day trips and activities on offer. Visit the towns of Van Reenen or Clarens; pop into Ardmore Guest Farm; join a Battlefield Tours group; or visit one of the game reserves in the area.
- Ardmore Guest Farm Arts and Crafts
- Basotho Cultural Village
- Golden Gate National Park
- Ingula Dam Nature Reserve
- Battlefields Tour
- The Drakensberg
- The Natal Midlands
- Van Reenen
The beautifully restored Green Lantern Inn, originally established in 1892 as The Coach Inn, offers South African friendly rates, bed and breakfast included. There is a Pub and Restaurant on site.