There is no shortage of good restaurants, coffee
shops and hotels in the area.
Bakery, pizza, Portuguese, Chinese, waffles and
pancakes, hamburgers, steak, buffets.
You will certainly not go hungry and you donít
have to stress about cooking.
There is no shortage of activities for the
adventurous person. Abseiling, canopy tours, zip
lines, quad biking, helicopter tours, horse
riding, hot air balloon flights, kloofing, motor
bike trails, paint ball, quad bike trails, white
water rafting are available in the Cathkin
All sports Ė squash, volley ball, rowing,
mountain biking, archery, golf, bowls, fly
fishing and cycling are available within a short
drive from Acorn Cottages.
Other guests include the Bald Ibis, Sacred Ibis,
Glossy Ibis, Ha Hadedas, raptors abound and owls
tap-dance on your roof at night.
established birders route provides birders with
Mountain, Grassland, Riverine and Wetland
birding habitats. Even Lbjís are found in
Popular hiking areas that are within reach from
Acorn Cottages include Monks Cowl, Cathedral
Peak, Royal Natal National Park, Injisuthi and
Giants Castle. Some of the long and more
difficult hikes include the peaks of Champagne
Castle, Sterkhorn, Amphlett, Intunja (Gatberg),
Cathedral Peak, Amphitheatre, Injisuthi as well
as various passes in the Giants Castle area.
Take a long drive to Witzieshoek and climb up to
the top of the Amphitheatre and hike to the
start of the Tukhela waterfall.
Shorter hikes in all the above areas will take
you to various amazing waterfalls, cascades,
pools and even Bushman paintings.
Skarlien will give you guidance and advice on
the different routes.
We are situated within easy reach of
Johannesburg (+/- 4 1/2 hours), Durban (2 1/2
hours), Kimberley (5 hours), London (14 hours)
and New York (16 hours backwards!). We are
convenient for happy family reunions and
weddings in the mountains. Acorns in Champagne
honeymoons and anniversaries are very popular.
Everything is however, not just about adventure.
A visit to the Cathkin Valley is not complete
without a visit to the world famous Drakensberg
Close to the Boys Choir youíll find another
amazing show at Falcon Ridge where these birds
of prey fly most mornings.
After all the action, there are a few splendid
massage spas in the area where any remaining
stress and sore muscles can be treated. You will
leave revitalised and relaxed.