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 ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dragon Peaks Restaurant

Where? Giants Castle
Located in the mystical mountains of the Drakensberg, surrounded by a quiet lake, Dragon Peaks Restaurant can be found in a mountain resort and wedding venue. Hosted by Peter and Ady Small, Dragon's Rest, ...

Fairy Glen and the Grotto Hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Mahai campsite Finish: Mahai campsite Duration: 10 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate This hike can be divided into two separate walks, or combined. To reach Fairy Glen is an easy 4 km walk ...

Half or Full Day Horse Rides

Where? Bergville
The more adventurous rider may enjoy a longer equine experience to see bushman paintings or to visit a Sangoma (Traditional Zulu Healer). The Zulu Cultural Trail provides interesting insights into the lives of ...

The Rendezvous Restaurant & Pub

Where? Van Reenen
The Rendezvous Restaurant & Pub is perfectly placed between the major urban epicentres of Johannesburg in Gauteng and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. This part of South Africa is the address of Van Reenen’s Pass, ...

Cabbage Tree Café

Where? Champagne Valley
Enjoy an afternoon lunch at the barnyard style restaurant that produces fresh food using locally sourced ingredients. This casual venue offers an exceptional menu and some of the culinary delights include ...

Mashai Pass and Rhino Peak

Where? Underberg
Start: Garden Castle Finish: Garden Castle Duration: 18 km, 10 hours Fitness: difficult as the climb is extreme Our tip: start early and always sign the mountain register before heading up the mountain; ...

The Valley Bakery

Where? Champagne Valley
Valley Bakery, Coffee Shop and Art Gallery is situated on the R600 which leads to the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. Filled to the brim with tasty treats, fresh pastries, cakes and tarts and ...

Roman Baths Hike

Where? Kamberg
Start: Kamberg office, Kamberg Nature Reserve, near Nottingham Road Finish: Kamberg office Duration: 4 km (8 km return), but make a day of it Fitness: easy Our tip: Kamberg is best known for it rock art ...

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, ...

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