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Drakensberg Boys Choir - Central Drakensberg

Experience the Drakensberg Boys Choir and a feast of choir music at an international standard in the Central Drakensberg

drakensberg boys choirDrakensberg Boys Choir School is a school near the small town of Winterton, in the heart of the Central Drakensberg region. The Drakensberg Boys Choir school educates the members of Drakensberg Boys Choir. The school was founded in 1967 and claims to be the only choir school in Africa. Enrollment is approximately 100 boys aged 9 to 15.

The the Drakensberg boys choir school has a 600-seat auditorium constructed in 1995 and holds weekly concerts. The Choir has toured the USA, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mauritius and many African countries. The Mission of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School is to prepare boys for life and leadership through excellence in music, academics, sport and social enrichment in a Christian environment. drakensberg boys choirThere are two clearly separate but at the same time closely related aspects of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School.

There is the School itself and then there is the Choir, and the one cannot operate independently of the other. It is this co-existence that provides the Choir School with its unique and dynamic character. It is a unique institution in that it is the only Choir School in Africa, and there are probably very few other such similar musical / educational combinations in the world.

drakensberg boys choirThe Drakensberg Boys Choir captivates audiences with its unique and diverse style of music, which demonstrates the versatility and depth of the Choir’s ability. This can be especially seen and heard with the recent addition of more modern art music. The Choir is internationally acclaimed for its unique African repertoire, containing various traditional works like 'Shosholoza', and 'Night Sounds' where the boys imitate the sounds of the African Bush. They also perform a ‘Gumboot Dance’, which originated on the South African mines. Using authentic African instruments and body percussion as accompaniment, the boys perform traditional African works as have never been experienced before! The Choir also excels in music such as Handel’s "Messiah", Mozart’s "Requiem", Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms", Bach’s "Magnificat", and many more works of this stature.

There are concerts most Wednesdays at 15h00 in the Auditorium at the School during school terms.

Ideal cebtral Drakensberg accommodation options to visit the Drakensberg Boys Choir school

antbear Guest HouseAntbear Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view, location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the best central Drakensberg deals available.

Giants Castle CampGiants Castle Camp - The upside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature Reserve. The downside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature Reserve. You are as close as you can be to starting the hiking trails but far from any of the other attractions available. And the gate opening and closing times make early starts and doing anything after sunset an impossibility. If you do decide to stay here opt for the self catering option and make sure you bring your own food with you. Giants Castle camp offers self catering and has a restaurant.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.

ardmore guest farmArdmore Guest Farm - Situated right in the Central Drakensberg in the Champagne Valley this guest House offers a dinner bed and breakfast deal. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special few days in the Central Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families with units that can accommodate 6 persons.

ardmore guest farmPalmswift B&B winterton - This accommodation option offers hotair ballooning in the Central Drakesberg. Also microlight flights and helicopter flips are available. This B&B is convientinly situated to explore all that the Central Drakensberg offers

wits end self catering accommodation central drakensberg Wits End - Self Catering Accommodation in the Central Drakensberg. Accommodation situated in the Central Drakensberg's Champagne Valley in close proximity to the Drakensberg Boys Choir Scool. Wits end offes 4 sleepr self catering units, 6 sleeper self caterin units and 10 sleeper self catering units.

Rose cottage b&b accommodation in winterton Rose Cottage - A perfect breakaway or stopover on your way to the coast. Indulge yourself in this cosy, quaint and romantic accommodation, between huge trees, abundant birdlife where peace and tranquility enfolds you! Close to berg resorts for hiking, horseriding, golfing, arts and crafts, restaurants and coffee shops. situated in Winterton

Bridge hotel winerton Winterton Bridge Hotel - The Bridge Hotel is situated in Winterton near the Central Drakensberg Mountains. Winterton is a place of unspoilt beauty with farms and austere mountain wilderness. The Bridge Hotel is a charming country inn under thatch and a convenient stopover or holiday base for tourists, nature lovers, businessmen and travellers. The Bridge Hotel is on the alternative route to Johannesburg and Free State, 20 km off the National highway.

Cathedral Peak Hotel accommodation in the Central Drakensberg Cathedral Peak Hotel - Experience a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management at Cathedral Peak Hotel look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Central Drakensberg experience. Set right in the mountains Cathedral Peak Hotel also offers a 9 hole golf course and helicopter flights to the top of the Drakensberg escarpment

Cleopatra Mountain Farm House Cleopatra Mountain Farm House - Prepare for some of the most fantastic food you will ever eat. This farm house offers high class fine dining near to Highmoor Nature Reserve. The rates are a pit on the pricy end of the scale but hey you only ever live once. Especially if you are one of those foodie types

Kamberg self catering campKamberg Nature Reserve - Simple self catering challets in the Kamberg Valley. Make sure you bring your own food as there is little available nearby. Kamberg suffers the same issues as Giants Casle Camp with gate opening times that make staying here sometimes inconvient. But if all you want to do is stay in one place I cant imagine many better central drakensberg accommodation option.

injasuti campInjasuti Nature Reserve- This is one of the best camp site gems thats available in the Drakensberg. There are also a few self catering challets which are in need of repair and a chronic revamp.