A self-catering chalet offers a stunning change of scene at the Gooderson Monk's Cowl Golf Resort.

Durban - Only four hours from Joburg and two-and-a- half from Durban, you’ll find yourself in one of Africa’s most stunning mountain wilderness areas.

Monk’s Cowl takes its name from that of the distinctive mountain between Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak that looks like a priest’s attire and is the gateway to the Mlambonja and Mdedelelo mountain wilderness areas.

The scenic Champagne Valley, with its beautiful grasslands, craggy mountains and crisp mountain air, is home to the Gooderson Monk’s Cowl Golf Resort, which is known for its cosy atmosphere and warm log fires in winter.

As soon as it snows, head to the central Drakensberg and Monk’s Cowl to experience this winter wonderland.

The most delightful thing about Monk’s Cowl is that it is beautiful in every season.

Year round, guests can enjoy the swimming pool, adventure golf, tennis, a nine-hole, 18-tee golf course, children’s play area, pool, darts and board games.

Within a 15km radius of the hotel, you’ll find horse riding, paintball, trout fishing, river rafting, quad biking and bowling greens, a bird of prey display centre, and the renowned Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School.

See www.goodersonleisure.co.za or call 031 337 4222 and ask for special reduced rates for members.

Sunday Tribune