Things To Do in Drakensberg

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

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gladstone Nose Trail

Where? Kamberg
Start: Kamberg Nature Reserve camp Finish: Kamberg camp Duration: day or overnight trail Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: Gladstone's Nose is regarded as one of the most scenic trails in the Drakensberg, ...

The Little Church & Tea Garden

Where? Van Reenen
Dubbed 'the best-kept secret on the M3', The Little Church of Van Reenen lies halfway between Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg in Gauteng. The church itself, the smallest in Van Reenen, is situated on ...

Sherry Cave Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Garden Castle Wilderness Area, Drakensberg Finish: Garden Castle Wilderness Area Duration: overnight hike Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: bear in mind that sherry cave is far from water and ...

The Winterton Museum

Where? Winterton
Winterton is a little town found on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg. Close to the Second Boer War battle sites of the Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop, it is often passed ...

Lammergeier Cave Trail

Where? Underberg
Start: Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife office, Bushman's Nek Finish: Bushman's Nek Duration: 21 km (roughly 10 hours) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you can, use the Lammergeier cave as an overnight spot ...

Mehloding Hiking Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: just beyond the village of Matatiele Finish: Qacha's Nek border post Duration: 60 km trail, 1 – 4 days Fitness: relatively fit Walking in amongst the peaks of the Twins, Makalane and Three Sisters ...

Sani Pass 4x4 Trail

Where? Sani Pass
The Drakensberg Mountain Range is nothing short of spectacular, and is undoubtedly best enjoyed at a restful pace. The Sani Pass 4 x 4 Trail is a round trip that extends to the Lesotho border and back, ...

Dragon's Rest Pub and Restaurant

Where? Champagne Valley
The backdrop against which the Dragon’s Rest Pub & Restaurant is, undoubtedly, one of its most irresistible draw cards. In fact, this little retreat shows off some of the most exquisite parts of the ...

Himeville Museum

Where? Himeville
The little town of Himeville is nestled in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, with the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range behind it to make for a breath-taking backdrop of unimaginable proportions. The Himeville ...

Maluti Community Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: Matatiele on the edge of the Eastern Cape, KZN and southern Lesotho borders End: Matatiele Duration: 4 days, 5 nights Fitness: there are reasonable ascents and descents every day and you will need to ...

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