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 ...

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 ...

Up the Tugela River (gorge) to the Tunnel

Where? Bergville
Start: Mahai camp site Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 23 km, there-and-back hike, roughly 7 hours Fitness: moderate, most people can hike this Our tip: the only difficulty is the hike's length, ...

Trout Fishing at Glengarry

Where? Drakensberg
Glengarry has two kilometers of river fishing - open in season, and two stocked dams which are open all year round. Gear may be hired, and a limited stock of flies are also available. Trout first came to ...

The Bell Traverse

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Mike's Pass Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 42 km (3 days) Fitness: difficult; for the experienced hiker Our tip: though not actually a pass, the Bell Traverse gives hikers access to the ...

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 ...

Vaalribbokkop Cave Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl/Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mdedelelo Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Vaalribbokkop is close to the more popular Stable cave To ...

Black Scabbard Portuguese Bistro

Where? Winterton
Highly recommended on TripAdvisor, come on down to the Black Scabbard for a Portuguese treat. Here you can find delicious traditional meals, freshly made to order. Some of the more popular dishes include ...

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 ...

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, ...

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate

Where? Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate is the new kid on the block. The only wine estate this deep in the Drakensberg Mountains, the estate lies with Cathedral, Cathkin and Champagne Castle peaks looming from behind the ...

McKenzie's Caves Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Mkhomzi Nature Reserve car park Finish: Mkhomzi Nature Reserve car park Duration: 11km (roughly 20 km return) Fitness: moderate Our tip: sign the register if hiking overnight, and reserve the cave ...

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