Things To Do in Central Drakensberg

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

Abseiling in the Drakensberg

Where? Champagne Valley
Abseil 25m down Chicken Hill, walk back up and then experience the thrill all over again. Chicken Hill is 15min walk from our office - Abseiling, although a relatively “old” adventure sport, it is still a ...

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 ...

Didima Rock Art Centre

Where? Drakensberg
'The Khoi San, once known as Bushmen, were an indigenous people that inhabited South Africa’s deserts, plains and mountains, living off the bounteous produce of the land. These ones left behind them clues and ...

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre

Where? Champagne Valley
Highly recommended (including a TripAdvisor Badge of Excellence), The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Open every day apart from Fridays, the 'shows' are ...

Kloofing or Canyoning

Where? Champagne Valley
Kloofing in the Injisuthi valley is a 6-7 hour round trip. The Injisuthi valley is the hidden gem of the Drakensberg, as it is situated in the rural area of Loskop and therefore has not been developed for the ...

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 ...

Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre

Where? Champagne Valley
Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre is a collection of small shops on the R600 not far from Winterton. Although it sounds like a mall, it would be better described as the Drakensberg's version thereof - everything ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kloofing or Canyoning

Where? Champagne Valley
Kloofing in the Injisuthi valley is a 6-7 hour round trip. The Injisuthi valley is the hidden gem of the Drakensberg, as it is situated in the rural area of Loskop and therefore has not been developed for the ...

Tarn Cave Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Bushman's Nek Wilderness Area, southern Drakensberg Finish: Bushman's Nek Duration: 10 km each way; 2 days Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: during winter this area of the 'berg can be most ...

Dragon's Rest Pub and Restaurant

Where? Champagne Valley
The backdrop against which the Dragon’s Rest Pub & Restaurant is, undoubtedly, one of its most irresistible draw cards. In fact, this little retreat shows off some of the most exquisite parts of the ...

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 ...

Ploughman’s Kop Trail

Where? Mont-Aux-Sources
Ploughman’s Kop is a mountain in the shape of a head on the left arm of The Amphitheatre in the Royal Natal Park, which is in turn part of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Really the walk is about the ...

Oaklands Restaurant

Where? Van Reenen
A mere three hour drive from Johannesburg, Oaklands can be found nestled in the Drakensberg foothills, above van Reenen’s pass. You will catch your breath as the Country Manor unfolds before you like a scene ...

Didima Camp to Elands Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Didima Camp, Cathedral Peak Finish: Didima Camp Duration: roughly 7 hour round trip (but tag on extra because the art work is exceptional) Fitness: tough Our tip: the highlight of, and the reason ...

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 ...

Didima Rock Art Centre

Where? Drakensberg
'The Khoi San, once known as Bushmen, were an indigenous people that inhabited South Africa’s deserts, plains and mountains, living off the bounteous produce of the land. These ones left behind them clues and ...

Estcourt Bowling Club

Where? Estcourt
If you are on holiday in KwaZulu Natal and feel like playing bowls, head to the Estcourt Bowling Club situated on Lorne Street in Estcourt. You'll find your fellow bowlers most welcoming and a well ...

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