Northern Drakensberg Places of Interest

Northern Drakensberg is situated in Drakensberg, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Northern Drakensberg

Amphitheatre Golf Club

The gorgeous aesthetics of the Amphitheatre Golf Club belie the challenging nature of this special course. In its nine holes, the course manages to test and challenge players; whether they are playing as a ...

Mike's Pass

Mike's Pass is a demanding gravel 4X4 pass high in the mountains near Bergville. The reward for the drive, or ride (for this is also a popular MTB route) is the more than spectacular view, the fresh air, and ...

Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park was proclaimed in 1916, and contains some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. The main feature of Royal Natal is the Amphitheatre, a rock wall about 5km in length, ...

Rugged Glen Nature Reserve

Adjacent to the northern reaches of the of the Royal Natal National Park, Rugged Glen Nature Reserve is part of the Drakensberg uKhahlamba Park, a World Heritage Site that covers 243 000 hectares and stretches ...

Tugela Falls

The Tugela Falls in the Drakensberg is the highest waterfall in Africa. It is also regarded as the second highest waterfall in the world. There is, however, an ongoing debate that it could be the world's ...

... and little further afield

Brandon's Pass

Brandon's Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the country. It has also earned its place on a list of 'dangerous roads' in South Africa. Perhaps because it is seldom driven, other than by offroad ...

Garden Castle State Forest

Garden Castle is the southern most part of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and incorporates the Bushman's Nek Valley. The Garden Castle reserve is 35 300 hectares in extent and offers the visitor a variety of ...

Lotheni Nature Reserve

Noted for its magnificent scenery and beautiful camp, Lotheni is situated in a remote section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Many delightful walking trails are available to suit all ages. For spectacular ...

Middledale Pass

The Middledale Pass lies on the tarred S1101 linking Bergville, in KwaZulu-Natal with Swinburne, in the Free State. The journey is a more direct route between the two towns than either the N3 or R74 options, ...

Midlands Meander

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to ...

Mkhomazi Wilderness Area

Mkhomazi Wilderness refers to a large section of the southern central parts of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre) that is regarded as one of the few spaces in the country where you ...

Mount Currie Nature Reserve

With no obvious official hiking trails up and around the mountain from whence it gets its name, Mount Currie Nature Reserve is a beautiful little reserve that is the only protected area in East Griqualand, ...

Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area

A little west of the twin villages of Himeville and Underberg, on the border with Lesotho, lies the southernmost part of the Drakensberg and the Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area. Whilst the basalt rock formations ...

Vergelegen Nature Reserve

One of a number of nature and game reserves in the Southern Drakensberg that also form part of the World Heritage Site of the Drakensberg / Ukhahlamba Park, Vergelegen Nature Reserve lies north of Himeville ...

Weza-Ngele Forest

The Weza-Ngele Forest is home to the endangered, and rarely spotted, Cape parrot. For birders it's a piece of paradise. A large Afromontane mistbelt forest, sadly reduced in size from its original ...

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