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Travel Advisory

The N2 and the M13 will be temporarily closed from Saturday 14 October 2023, at 18:00 to Monday 16 October 2023 at 05:00, to facilitate the demolition of King Cetshwayo bridge on the M13, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

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The nearest airport to the Drakensberg is Pietermaritzburg Airport, which is a 2-hour drive from Champagne Sports Resort. Alternatively Champagne Sports Resort is a 3 hour drive from King Shaka International Airport or a 4 hour from O.R Tambo International Airport.

Berg Air is a private airstrip situated across the road from Champagne Sports Resort.


Please follow the below directions to take you through Winterton to Champagne Sports Resort.
Keeping on the N3
Pass the Ultra City
Take the next off ramp which is exit 194 – Bergville/Colenso
Turn left onto the R74
Follow for 20km to Winterton
At robots in Winterton
Turn left onto the R600
Travel for 13km to the four way intersection – go straight over
Travel another 11km and Champagne Sports Resort will be on your left hand side Travel along the N3, past Pietermaritzburg and through Mooi River. You will pass the Wagendrift Dam on your left. Keep going until you reach the EXIT 179 Estcourt (North) turnoff. Turn left at the glide-off, and carry on through Loskop for 28kms.
Please note there are lots of cattle and animals, be careful! You will reach a crossroads, with a sign saying “R600 Central Drakensberg”, turn left. Follow this road for 11kms, and Champagne Sports is situated on the left-hand side.

Travel from Johannesburg to Van Reenen’s Pass on the N3. Pass through the Tugela Toll Plaza which is at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Continue approximately 14 kilometres to the R616 Bergville turn off, proceed left on the N11 towards Ladysmith for approximately 4 kilometres and turn right onto the R600 Spioenkop / Winterton Rd. Travel along over the highway, and past Spioenkop Lodge / Nature Reserve.
When you reach a T-junction, turn left to Winterton. Take a right over the railway line (R600) when you get into Winterton. This is directly opposite the Engen garage. Follow that road until you reach the crossroads at Thokozisa. Go straight over the crossroads and travel a further 11 km, until you see Champagne Sports on your left-hand side.

Should you wish to book a shuttle transfer to and from Champagne Sports Resort click here for a quote.