Swallowfield off-site activities

Walks and hikes. There are several beautiful trails in the area which mainly start from the Monks Cowl Camp which is managed by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife. Some of our personal favourites are Crystal Falls and the Spinx, Nandi Falls together with the Sterkspruit Falls, Gray’s Pass and the Blue Grotto.

Taking a helicopter flip over the Drakensberg. There are operators across the Road from Swallowfield at Dragon Peaks Resort.

Berg Air Lifestyle Centre – a chocolate bar or factory, Drakensberg Brewery, a great bistro and Farm Friends, an excellent farm stall. E-biking.

Watching the sunrise over Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn.

Zip-lining at the operators near Drakensberg Sun or at Dragon Peaks Resort or Four Rivers Adventure

Having a pub lunch or supper at the many resorts in the Valley. We are lucky to have Dragon Peaks Resort just across the road and down the hill from us.


The bird park “Falcon Ridge” and the reptile centre next door;

Dedicated trail running and mountain biking circuits.

The Saturday Parkruns at the Waffle Hut and in the Northern Drakensberg.

Golf, tennis and horse riding.

San rock art sites – Main Cave and Battle Cave.

A visit to the acclaimed Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.

The Winterton Museum is worth a visit;

You can do hot air ballooning near Cathedral Peak Wine Estate or at Berg Air;

Thokoziza and a range of other craft centres in the vicinity are definitely worth visiting.

The Spionkop Nature Reserve; and

Battlefield sites such as Spionkop.