Things To Do in Northern Drakensberg

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

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, ...

Ledges Cave Hike

Where? Northern Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni and Cathedral Peak, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni valley Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the source of the Orange river often freezes during winter; take extra water Ledges ...

Maluti Cave Hike

Where? Witsieshoek
Start: base camp at Tseki, Phuthaditjaba (Witsieshoek) Finish: Tseki Duration: two, three, four day options Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the dirt road approach to Tseki can complicate things if ...

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 ...

Plowman's Kop, the Crack and Mudslide

Where? Northern Drakensberg
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 ...

Rat Hole Cave Hike

Where? Northern Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Find it: a stone's throw from the top of Fangs Pass Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you are at all interested ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Cabbage Tree Café

Where? Champagne Valley
Enjoy an afternoon lunch at the barnyard style restaurant that produces fresh food using locally sourced ingredients. This casual venue offers an exceptional menu and some of the culinary delights include ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

St Bernard's Peak Restaurant

Where? Swartberg
South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountain Range is undeniably spectacular; a visual feast for those that have a penchant for the outdoors and the South African countryside. In its rolling foothills, another kind of ...

Mooi River Birding

Where? Giants Castle
If you are a bird lover then you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Mooi River at Giants Castle Game Reserve. With over 140 species to be seen, this is an ideal place to view some magnificent ...

Bushman Rockart Hike

Where? Himeville
A 6 hour hike with Stuart McLean (birding expert) to the Khanti paintings in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. The hike to 'The Marching Men' takes you on a moderate to steep climb of 300m over 7km into ...

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 ...

Icidi Pass hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Finish: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Duration: at least 3 days Fitness: extremely difficult; for experienced mountaineers Our tip: The Icidi Pass is ...

Rat Hole Cave Hike

Where? Northern Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Find it: a stone's throw from the top of Fangs Pass Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you are at all interested ...

Pucketty Farm Stall

Where? Underberg
Pucketty Farm Stall, up a short dirt road before you reach Underberg, sells a variety of preserves, rusks, wholesome homemade bread, clothing and gifts. Also check out the art gallery of works by local ...

White Water Kayaking

Where? Champagne Valley
Take an introduction course to white water kayaking and try the Eskimo roll - White water kayaking for beginners and experts - At our base we have the perfect set-up for first timers who would like to give ...

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, ...

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 ...

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