Things To Do in Drakensberg

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

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, ...

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 ...

Sleeping Beauty Cave and Engagement Cave Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Garden Castle Wilderness Area entrance Finish: Garden Castle Duration: 8 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: fairly fit, although this hike is perfect for families with children Our tip: both caves are an ...

Zulu Cave Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl / Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mdedelelo Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Cat cave lies roughly 400 metres away along a stream, popular ...

Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle Hikes

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl or Champagne Castle, central Drakensberg Finish: Monk's Cowl or Champagne Castle, central Drakensberg Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: hikes in this area are particularly ...

Nandi's Falls Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl Reserve main gate Finish: Monk's Cowl Reserve main gate Duration: 8 km, roughly 3 to 4 hours Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: despite being 'easy', in the heat of the day this walk ...

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, ...

Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

Where? Champagne Valley
This is a Highly Recommended Attraction! The vibrant ceramics of Ardmore, ranging from functional domestic ware to sculptural art in the decorative African tradition, offer a fine insight into the subtle ...

Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail

Where? Sani Pass
This hike runs along the foothills of the gorgeous Drakensberg range of mountains, mainly through the Cobham and Garden Castle reserves. Views here are to die for. Along the trail there are rock pools, ...

Take A Stroll Through Geluksburg

Where? Geluksburg
Although this quaint town has not much more than a few houses and a shop or two, it is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and is the ideal place for a peaceful and relaxing stroll. Admire the exquisite ...

Fly Fishing at Penwarn

Where? Drakensberg
Imagine the early morning mist lifting off a berg river, the trout rising ... Penwarn is a premier fishing location with seven dams (one is two kilometres long) and eight kilometres of river, and 6-9 ...

Easter Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: this is one of the few caves in the 'berg that looks like a cave, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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