Dragon's Mist

Self-Catering Villa

Central Drakensberg, South Africa

3 Arum Lane, Cathkin Estates, Winterton, Kwazulu-Natal, 3340
+27 729 862 209

Thank you for choosing to stay at Dragon's Mist. We’re dedicated to giving you the best experience possible. Here is the detailed information on how to get to and access the property. You may want to print this and bring it with you. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/GxszkWgeWBqFg8RX9 - GPS Co­ordinates: 29°01' 44.9004" S 029° 27' 51.912" E

What is provided: For your convenience, we provide linen towels and basic toiletries. There is no need to bring a card for the DSTV (satellite TV) as this is included. Wifi is also provided.


Check-­In: 2:00 PM - Check­-Out: 10:00 AM

Getting to Cathkin Estates From Johannesburg


Travel south from Johannesburg to Van Reenen's Pass on the N3. Pass through the Tugela Toll Plaza at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass. Continue for approx. 14 km to the R616 BERGVILLE turn off, proceed left on the N11 towards Ladysmith for approx. 4 km and turn right onto the R600 Spioenkop / Winterton Rd. Continue over the highway, and past Spioenkop Lodge/Nature Reserve. When you reach a T-­Junction, turn left to Winterton. In Winterton turn right onto the R600, CENTRAL BERG road, which is directly opposite the Engen service station; proceed for approx. 13km to the crossroad junction at Thokozisa. Cross straight over and continue for ± 15 km before turning left off the R600,. follow the Cathkin Estates signs for 2,5 km and you will arrive at the Gate House and entrance to the Estate.

On arrival at the gate, dial 52 and select option 2


Location: 3 Arum Lane 

Once you are through the gate, continue on the main road (Cathkin Drive) until you reach Arum Lane which is past the dam. Turn left​ on to Arum Lane, and Dragon's Mist is the first house on the corner.


On your departure date, you will be sent an exit code for the main gate via Whatsapp or Text Message. When you are ready to leave, please could you leave the remotes/keys in the house, and return the front door key to the safe after locking the door.


The key to the front door can be found in a small safe to the left of the front door. Gate and garage remotes can be found in the house.

The code to open the safe is: 2015


Network Name: Dragons Mist, Password: Drakensberg22

Pond Safety & Disclaimer

Please note that there is a natural swimming pond in the garden that is fenced off in the deeper areas. It starts of shallow near the steps and goes to a depth of about 2 m. Please bear in mind that the base and walls of the pond are very slippery. Given that it is a natural body of water, you will find living organisms. If you use the pond and the garden, you do so at your own risk. 

Getting to Cathkin Estates From Durban


Travel north along the N3, past Pietermaritzburg and through Mooi River. Continue on the N3 past the Estcourt Shell Ultra City and take the Colenso/Bergville glide off and turn left towards Bergville. When you are passing through Winterton you will take a left opposite the Engen Service Station, cross the railway and continue on towards the Central Berg on the R600, proceed for approx 13km to the crossroad junction at Thokozisa. Cross straight over and continue for 15 km before turning left off the R600, follow the Cathkin Estates signs for 2,5 km and you will arrive at the Gate House and entrance to the Estate.

If you are travelling from abroad, please bear in mind that the road tolls cannot be paid for with non-South African bank cards. We recommend that you have at least ZAR 500 in cash for this.

Key Contacts

Anita Haider:  +27 729 862 209, +65 9149 3034; Meryl Beck: +27 83 395 1958; Robert Beck: +65 9149 3034

Emergency Contacts

Medical Emergencies: Dr. Johan During: +27 36 488 1145. Shop 5, Winterton Super Spar Shopping Centre, 1 Springfield Road, Winterton, 3340 ● Hospital: La Verna Private Hospital. Tel: +27 36 631 00651. Address: 1 Convent Road, Ladysmith, 3370 ● Tim Smythe, Estate Manager: +27 84 215 0487

Estate Rules

During your stay, we respectfully ask that you abide by the following to help conserve the nature of the Estate: 

 - Not bring pets ­ - Adhere to a speed limit of 40 km/h ­ - Not uproot any vegetation on the Estate ­- Keep noise and disturbance to a minimum


If you would like to get more information on the area in terms of activities and facilities, please visit our website: dragonsmist.co.za. We sincerely hope you enjoy the beauty and tranquillity Dragon's Mist and Cathkin Estates have to offer.