Things To Do in Drakensberg Gardens

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

Dragon Peaks Restaurant

Where? Giants Castle
Located in the mystical mountains of the Drakensberg, surrounded by a quiet lake, Dragon Peaks Restaurant can be found in a mountain resort and wedding venue. Hosted by Peter and Ady Small, Dragon's Rest, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Lower Injisuthi Cave Hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Finish: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Duration: 17 km, overnight hike Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: David Bristow regards this hike as one of ...

Drakensberg Scootours

Where? Winterton
Roll 4.5km downhill on the monster mountain scooter. This is a true mountain activity imported from Switzerland’s Alps, a first in SA! A game drive vehicle takes you and your scooter to the top of 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 ...

Maluti Community Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: Matatiele on the edge of the Eastern Cape, KZN and southern Lesotho borders End: Matatiele Duration: 4 days, 5 nights Fitness: there are reasonable ascents and descents every day and you will need to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hot Air Ballooning

Where? Drakensberg
Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. Hot air balloon flights are offered principally on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains, just inland from Durban in Kwazulu Natal, ...

Half or Full Day Horse Rides

Where? Bergville
The more adventurous rider may enjoy a longer equine experience to see bushman paintings or to visit a Sangoma (Traditional Zulu Healer). The Zulu Cultural Trail provides interesting insights into the lives of ...

Ndumeni Caves Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness, northern Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: overnight Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: these caves, for there are 2 of them, are also known as the lower ...

Dragon Peaks Restaurant

Where? Giants Castle
Located in the mystical mountains of the Drakensberg, surrounded by a quiet lake, Dragon Peaks Restaurant can be found in a mountain resort and wedding venue. Hosted by Peter and Ady Small, Dragon's Rest, ...

Thamathu Pass Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Bushman's Nek border post Finish: Bushman's Nek border post Duration: roughly 25 km; a there-and-back hike Fitness: moderate Our tip: There are those who regard Thamathu as the easiest pass in 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 ...

Plowman's Kop, the Crack and Mudslide

Where? Drakensberg Gardens
Start: Mahai camp site Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 8 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the mudslide is not for children or those with a fear of heights Combining ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bushman's Cave Hike

Where? Himeville
Start: Bushman's Nek EKZN Wildlife office, Mkhomazi Wilderness Finish: Bushman's Nek EKZN Wildlife office Duration: 11 km, 2 days overnight Fitness: difficult (although the initiated regard this as a ...

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