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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Take A Stroll Through Geluksburg

Where? Geluksburg
Although this quaint town has not much more than a few houses and a shop or two, it is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and is the ideal place for a peaceful and relaxing stroll. Admire the exquisite ...

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 ...

Champagne Castle Big Five Hikes

Where? Champagne Valley
Start: Champagne Castle Hotel Finish: Champagne Castle Hotel Duration: Varies per trail Fitness: difficult Our tip: if you want your name on the honours' board in the hotel you'll need to climb all five ...

Pinnacle Rock Hike

Where? Himeville
Start: Cobham ranger station, southern Drakensberg Finish: Cobham, southern Drakensberg Duration: 10 km (20 km return) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: try returning via a different path to best ...

Ingogo Hiking Trail

Where? Newcastle
Start: site office Dunblane estate, near Newcastle Finish: site office Dunblane estate, near Newcastle Duration: 24 km over 2 days Fitness: average, with climbs and descents of some 2 000 feet every ...

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 ...

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 ...

White Water Tubing or Geckoing

Where? Champagne Valley
Tube down a 450m stretch of class 1 rapids twice - almost a kilometre of fun - something the whole family can enjoy - Champagne Castle Adventure Centre is a one stop team building and family adventure ...

Maple Gardens Tea Garden

Where? kamberg
Visit the new tea garden open weekends and other times by prior arrangement at Glengarry. Serving a large variety of specialist quality coffee, freshly baked scones served with home made preserves and ...

Ganabu Ridge and Baboon Rock Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Peak is a free-standing mountain within the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range in KwaZulu-Natal. It stands at 3 004 metres, or 9 856 feet high, and boasts breath-taking views and unforgettable ...

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