Things To Do in Drakensberg

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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; ...

Drakensberg Grand Traverse

Where? Sani Pass
Start: the Sentinel Finish: Bushman's Nek Duration: 200 km; anything from 12 to 15 days (average is 14) Fitness: above average fitness; it's tough, possibly the toughest hike in southern Africa Our tip: ...

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 ...

San Art Interpretive Centre

Where? Winterton
In 2003 the San Art Interpretive centre was opened in Didima in the Cathedral Peak Valley. Here you can learn more about the San people, their art and culture. The centre is decorated to represent a cave, a ...

Mooi River Birding

Where? Giants Castle
If you are a bird lover then you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Mooi River at Giants Castle Game Reserve. With over 140 species to be seen, this is an ideal place to view some magnificent ...

Icidi Pass hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Finish: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Duration: at least 3 days Fitness: extremely difficult; for experienced mountaineers Our tip: The Icidi Pass is ...

Aasvoëlkrans Cave Hike

Where? Kamberg
Start: car park, Highmoor Wilderness Area, southern central Drakensberg Finish: car park, Highmoor Wilderness Area Duration: 5 km, 2 days Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: whilst the route seems ideally ...

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 ...

Drakensberg Ice Climbing

Where? Estcourt
While South Africa certainly is not known for its icy slopes, there are some high-lying inland regions that do not disappoint those with a penchant for ice-based sports and activities. Just 60 kilometres from ...

White Water Kayaking

Where? Champagne Valley
Take an introduction course to white water kayaking and try the Eskimo roll - White water kayaking for beginners and experts - At our base we have the perfect set-up for first timers who would like to give ...

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