8 Things To Do in Northern Drakensberg

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Mont-Aux-Sources Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Ploughman’s Kop Trail

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 ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.
Distance: 7km Time: +/- 3 hours.

Mont-aux-Sources Hiking Trails / Sight Seeing / Sports & Leisure

Sentinel Peak trail

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 from ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Bergville Hiking Trails

Up the Tugela River (gorge) to the Tunnel

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, otherwise it ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Cathedral Peak Hiking Trails

Easter Cave Hike

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, with a ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential.

Witsieshoek Hiking Trails

Maluti Cave Hike

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 it ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Hiking Trails

Plowman's Kop, the Crack and Mudslide

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 Plowman's, ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Northern Drakensberg Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure

Ledges Cave Hike

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 cave is ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours

Northern Drakensberg Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure / Walks & Hiking

Rat Hole Cave Hike

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 in ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

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Newcastle Cafés & Eateries / Family Entertainment / Casual Dining

Gooseberries Restaurant

Set in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Newcastle is a fantastic city to showcase the natural beauty and variety of KwaZulu-Natal. Added to this, it is also the proud home of the Gooseberries ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 06h00 to 22h00.
Sundays from 07h00 to 15h00.

Newcastle Cycling / Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure / Walks & Hiking

MTB and Running Nature Trail

The South African experience is all about high blue skies, warm sunshine, fresh air, and plenty of exciting wildlife. And, there are few better ways to enjoy the utter beauty of this country than by exploring it on ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 06h00 to 22h00.
Sundays from 07h00 to 15h00.

Himeville Art Galleries

Visit The Underberg Studio

The Underberg Studio is situated in the picturesque farming village of Himeville at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg. Here you will find the work of several leading South African fine art photographers and ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Saturday and Sundays from 09h00 to 14h00.

Drakensberg Scenic Flights

Hot Air Ballooning

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, South ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential.

Drakensberg Fishing

Fly Fishing at Penwarn

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 pounders ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Drakensberg Fishing

Trout Fishing at Glengarry

Glengarry has two kilometers of river fishing - open in season, and two stocked dams which are open all year round. Gear may be hired, and a limited stock of flies are also available. Trout first came to Natal ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Champagne Valley Arts & Crafts

African Loom

A showcase for the talents of local Zulu women, our business thrives on the sound relations with the women who produce the warm and vibrant products. Gretta Sibisi and her team of eight dye, weave and sew, ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Champagne Valley Art Galleries / Arts & Crafts

Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

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 ... more

WHEN?
Open 7 days a week.

Sani Pass Birding

Birding up Sani Pass

This is an all day trip up the Sani Pass in a 4x4, looking for Drakensberg Rockjumper, Sentinel Rockthrush, Drakensberg Siskin, Bush Blackcap and Mountain Pipit. Join Stuart McLean on a birding trip up the majestic ... more

WHEN?
By booking only.

Champagne Valley Animal Sanctuaries / Bird Sanctuaries / Birding

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre

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 thrilling; ... more

WHEN?
Bird of prey show every morning at 10h30 except on Fridays.

Underberg Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Khotso Horse Trails

Horse riding trails take off at 9.00am daily for either a full day, or 1 to 3 hours, into the foothills of the Drakensberg. We schedule rides according to the needs of our guests. Just call and tell our team when ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Bergville Family Entertainment / Horse Riding

Drakensberg Horse Trails

The Northern Horse provides an equine experience of a lifetime in the Northern Drakensberg! Climb mountains, forge rivers and race over plains atop hardy mountain horses and ponies and enjoy unspoilt scenery in ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire

Bergville Family Entertainment / Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Phansi-Phezulu Horse Trail

Grooms take groups of up to ten riders on a 2 hour trail that starts by descending into a verdant river valley where the trail meanders with the bubbling Putrill Stream past a cave, which boasts a waterfall in the ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire

Bergville Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Half or Full Day Horse Rides

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 ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Bergville Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Sundowner Horse Ride

The sundowner ride leaves about 2 hours before sunset and follows a meandering trail with spectacular views through quiet valleys and restful plains to a beauty-spot in the veldt where a table has been set up with ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Northern Drakensberg as a destination

If you are considering visiting Northern Drakensberg or have already booked your Northern Drakensberg accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Northern Drakensberg and come back and submit your Northern Drakensberg review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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, Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg, Sterkfontein, Swartberg, Underberg, Van Reenen, Winterton, Witsieshoek

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