The unspoiled property on which Wits End is situated is a nature lover’s paradise with indigenous forests and mountain grasslands and a wealth of flora and fauna. Guests can take a leisurely stroll along one of our nature trails which wind through the forests, grasslands and along the dam and river. Alternatively for the fitness conscious you can do the full trail which will take about one and a half to two hours to do. There is a lovely picnic spot next to the river along the way.
Bird watching enthusiasts will find an abundance of species along the trails as well as among the chalets where the indigenous gardens are in keeping with our ecologically friendly policy. Other wildlife to thrive on the property includes Wildebees and various species of buck,( frequent sightings of Grey Duiker, Reed Buck and Bush Buck), Natal otter, water mongoose, civet cat,serval cat, porcupine and jackal,troops of monkeys and Baboons. We have also introduced Wildebeest which although very shy and elusive offer an exciting experience when viewed on foot.
We have two rock swimming pools with a kids paddling pool, a playground with a trampoline and jungle gym, table tennis and darts and a “chip and putt” green. The “lapha” at the swimming pool has recently been upgraded and now also has an attached kitchen so is ideal for groups who want to self-cater.
Wits End is a stone’s throw from the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of only 7 sites worldwide to be awarded World Heritage status in 3 categories: Archaeology, Vegetation and Geology.
This a wonderful area for hiking, swimming in the crystal clear water of mountain streams and discovering unique wild flowers and san rock art.
Another famous local attraction is Champagne Sports Resort’s 18 hole Championship golf course. This is approximately 5 minutes drive from Wits End. For the more laid back golfer there is Monks Cowl Country club’s course which is also within 5 minutes of the resort.
One can hardly visit the Drakensberg without enjoying the views from horseback. There are numerous places to horse ride within 2 to 10 minutes of Wits End where the horses are properly looked after and the rides well organised.
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