Champagne Valley Adventures

Champagne Valley is the name given to an area of the central Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal that is 'guarded' by the Champagne Castle mountain and the many neighbouring peaks. The Sterkspruit river runs through this beautiful valley into which hotels, guest houses and cosy getaways are nestled.

Champagne Valley is favoured by visitors for the variety of activities available as well as accommodation options, things to see and things to do.

The many hiking trails are the area's key…

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Adventures in Champagne Valley
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Champagne Valley is the name given to an area of the central Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal that is 'guarded' by the Champagne Castle mountain and the many neighbouring peaks. The Sterkspruit river runs through this beautiful valley into which hotels, guest houses and cosy getaways are nestled.

Champagne Valley is favoured by visitors for the variety of activities available as well as accommodation options, things to see and things to do.

The many hiking trails are the area's key attraction. Short, day trails take you above the valley to enjoy spectacular views that allow you to appreciate the grandeur of the higher mountains that tower over the valley. Longer, overnight hikes in these mountains are a bucket-list experience.

Well-maintained mountain biking routes criss-cross the valley with options that cater for a range of skill and fitness levels. Horse

Whitewater kayaking and tubing are activities that make use of the rivers in the area. No experience is necessary as experienced instructors will teach you the basics.

The variety in vegetation and altitude means a high bird-species count for birdwatchers. Numerous birds of prey, including the Verreaux’s eagle, jackal buzzard, bearded vulture and Cape vulture, soar on the mountain thermals and a good two dozen endangered bird species are endemic to the area.

While canopy tours give you a bird's-eye view, back on the ground numerous arts galleries, craft markets and quaint eateries delight visitors. Golfers are not forgotten with an 18-hole championship golf course to challenge every handicap. This valley is also home to the acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir.

Champagne Valley is accessed by road and is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg and a 4-hour drive from Durban.

Champagne Valley Adventures

Abseiling in South Africa

Abseiling in Champagne Valley. Abseiling is the art of making a controlled descent down a rope. It was initially a skill used only by climbers to safely descend after a climb, or by fire fighters, special forces personnel and James Bond-type spies for all sorts of nefarious reasons. But it’s really fun and there are loads of commercial abseiling operators all over the country just waiting to lower you gently over the edge of some beautiful cliff - Dirty Boots

Canopy Tours in South Africa

Canopy Tours in Champagne Valley. If you like hiking through the forest then you will love this new twist on an old favourite: tree top canopy tours are the hi-tech version of Tarzan’s vine swinging and constitute a great way of getting a bird’s eye view of the forest. Like many adventure activities, this was originally a utilitarian skill that was just so much... - Dirty Boots

Heli Mountain Biking

You and your bike are loaded into a helicopter for a scenic flight into the mountains. The helicopter lands at the trail start on a mountain top for you to get out. Once unloaded, it leaves you and the other bikers alone with only the wind, the mountains and each other for company - Dirty Boots

Mountain Biking

Herewith a comprehensive list of professional Mountain Biking Tour Operators in Champagne Valley – Dirty Boots

Slackpacking

Slackpacking Champagne Valley. Book your slackpacking or hiking holiday in Champagne Valley here - Dirty Boots