Attractions IN/AROUND Southern Drakensberg

Nature Reserves

Coleford Nature Reserve

You will find Coleford Nature Reserve near to the town of Underberg, south east of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Through its southern section flows the Ngwagwane River, one of its major features. But it also protects Drakensberg Foothill Moist ...

Landmarks / Mountain Reserves

Drakensberg Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is a dramatic cliff face that measures more than five kilometres (3.1 miles) in length. The cliffs along the entire length of the range are more than 1.2 kilometres (4 000 feet) high. This massive ...

Golf Courses

Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club

Glengarry Golf Course is tucked away in the Drakensberg, truly a golfers delight. Glengarry is the only 18 hole golf course in the Southern Berg, situated in a World Heritage site. The spectacular setting of the first tee box and the eighteenth green ...

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Giant's Castle Nature Reserve

Historic Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, home of the eland and the majestic bearded vulture, lies in the Central Drakensberg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site. Giant's Castle camp is situated on a gassy plateau among the ...

Nature Reserves

Kamberg Nature Reserve

Kamberg Nature Reserve, one of the smallest of the KZN Wildlife resorts, lies in the foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - one of the easiest reserves to visit from the northern reaches of the Midlands Meander (Nottingham Road and Mooi ...

Nature Reserves

Ntsikeni Wildlife Reserve

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve consists of a rather inaccessible vlei lying high on a plateau between Franklin and Creighton, in a section of East Griqualand, in the southern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal. This largely unknown and not often visited reserve lies ...

Nature Reserves

The Swamp Nature Reserve

Lying really close to Pevensey in the southern reaches of the Drakensberg, the Swamp Nature Reserve is situated almost due west of Garden Castle Nature Reserve and, as its name suggests, it protects a huge highland swamp system. The highlands are formed ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Forests

Xumeni Forest

The mistbelt forest known as Gqumeni, or Xumeni Forest, is a patch of afromontane forest 2 km west of Donnybrook in the Underberg. Gqumeni is exceptional not only for its beauty but also because it has withstood the plundering of yellowoods that is the ...

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Golf Courses

Amphitheatre Golf Club

The gorgeous aesthetics of the Amphitheatre Golf Club belie the challenging nature of this special course. In its nine holes, the course manages to test and challenge players; whether they are playing as a hobby or are committed to improving their skills ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Battlefields Route

The KwaZulu Natal hinterland has witnessed some of the most brutal and significant battles to be fought in South Africa. These historical sites form part of the Battlefields Route, a trip through 14 historical towns whose surrounding areas boast the ...

Mountain Passes

Bezuidenhout's Pass

This remote gravel pass lies in the mountainous region between Harrismith and Bergville on the border between the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal, not far east of the Sterkfontein Dam. As such Bezuidenhout's Pass is less of a drive and more of a 4x4 feat, ...

Mountain Passes

Brandon's Pass

Brandon's Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the country. It has also earned its place on a list of 'dangerous roads' in South Africa. Perhaps because it is seldom driven, other than by offroad enthusiasts, not much is known about the ...

Mountain Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Bushman's Nek

Bushmans Nek can be found in the southern region of Kwazulu Natal's Drakensberg. Reedbuk, Eland, Klipspringer, Grey Rhebok and Oribi are often spotted here as are Dassie, Porcupines and Rock Hyrax. The birdlife is also abundant and if you are lucky may ...

Golf Courses

Cathedral Peak Golf Club

Set in spectacular berg scenery the Cathedral Peak Golf course was designed and built by Roly Taylor with the collaboration of his well-known brother, Reg. The course which has been termed "the thinking golfer's course" was opened on 13 January 1996 by ...

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Cathedral Peak State Forest

The Cathedral Range, with its numerous free standing peaks and magnificent mountain scenery, is one of the most favoured parts of the Berg for backpacking and rock climbing. Bordered in the north and north-west by the Upper Tugela Location and in the ...

Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

Central Drakensberg

The beautiful Drakensberg range or Dragon Mountains, also known in Zulu as uKhahlamba or barrier of spears, is a voluminous stretch of mountains that covers over 1 000 kilometres from south-west to north-east, lying mostly in KwaZulu-Natal. Collectively ...

Golf Courses

Champagne Sports Golf Course

Situated in the Central Drakensberg at Champagne Sports Resort this course has recently been extended to an 18-hole layout designed by Huch Biaocchi. The backdrop of Cathkin and Champagne Peaks makes it one of the most scenic courses in South Africa and ...

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Cobham State Forest

Cobham is situated in the Southern part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. Dominated by Hodgson's Peaks which enclose the Giants Cup, Cobham is a 52,000 ha section of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in ...

Southern Drakensberg as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Bergville, Bushmans Nek Valley, Cathedral Peak, Central Drakensberg, Champagne Valley, Drakensberg Gardens, Estcourt, Geluksburg, Giants Castle, Himeville, Kamberg, Kokstad, Monks Cowl, Mont-aux-Sources, Northern Drakensberg, Sani Pass, Sterkfontein, Swartberg, Underberg, Van Reenen, Winterton, Witsieshoek

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