Things To Do in Drakensberg

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

Sentinel Peak trail

Where? Mont-aux-Sources
Start: Sentinel car park (almost 3 000 metres above sea level) Finish: Sentinel car park Duration: a whole day Fitness: fit (the hike may be shortened, but it is a slog nonetheless) Our tip: if you suffer ...

Cathedral Peak Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 19 km, 12+ hours (one very long day, if you make an early start) Fitness: this is an arduous hike; you need to be very fit Our tip: ...

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

Where? Bergville
Start: there are numerous entrances, but Witsieshoek is one of them Finish: Royal Natal National Park Duration: 25 - 30 km over three days Fitness: average, but it can be strenuous Our tip: there is a ...

Langalibalele Pass hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Giant's Castle camp Finish: Giant's Castle camp Duration: 6.5 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: always remember seasonal clothing as the 'berg can change seasons without warning The ...

Giant's Castle Hikes

Where? Giants Castle
Giant's Castle refers both to the landmark rock massif in the central Drakensberg, where it rests in amongst the peaks of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, and the game reserve of the same name, proclaimed ...

Pinnacle Rock Hike

Where? Himeville
Start: Cobham ranger station, southern Drakensberg Finish: Cobham, southern Drakensberg Duration: 10 km (20 km return) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: try returning via a different path to best ...

Sinclair's Cave Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Mkhomazi Wilderness Area, southern central Drakensberg or Kamberg Nature Reserve Finish: where you started, this is a there-and-back hike Duration: 22 km from Mkhomazi (overnight in the ...

Shermans Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak, central Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: roughly 3 km Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: there is water close to the cave One of very few caves in the ...

Mafadi Peak Hiking Trails

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Injasuthi (also spelled Injisuthi), Central Drakensberg Finish: Injasuthi, Central Drakensberg Duration: 4 – 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you will need to be accustomed to carrying a heavy ...

Sani Pass MTB Trail

Where? Underberg
Where: Sani Pass, nearest town Himeville (start from Sani Lodge) Level: difficult to extremely difficult (not for children) Type of route: 72 – 80 km return, this gravel pass acts as the border crossing ...

Rugged Glen to Mahai Hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Rugged Glen camp site, Royal Natal National Park, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 14 km, roughly 6 hours Fitness: difficult Our tip: Rugged Glen and Mahai camp sites are ...

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre

Where? Champagne Valley
Highly recommended (including a TripAdvisor Badge of Excellence), The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Open every day apart from Fridays, the 'shows' are ...

Pennygum Rafting and Tubing

Where? Underberg
The agricultural town of Underberg is comfortably perched along the UMzimkulu River, and in the foothills of the magnificent southern Drakensberg Mountain Range. Such natural beauty and abundance is quite ...

Sani Pass Birding

Where? Sani Pass
Birding Tours up the Sani Pass or in the surrounding Forest Mist belt areas for specials such as Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskins, Cape Parrots and the rare Blue Swallows. Rock Art Hikes with ...

Lotheni Hiking Trails

Where? Drakensberg
Start: Lotheni camp Finish: Lotheni camp Duration: various Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: pick up a brochure of the trails from reception. Regarded as one of the more remote and scenic camps of ...

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