Things To Do in Swartberg

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

St Bernard's Peak Restaurant

Where? Swartberg
South Africaís 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 ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drakensberg Horse Trails

Where? Bergville
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 ...

Drakensberg Ice Climbing

Where? Estcourt
While South Africa certainly is not known for its icy slopes, there are some high-lying inland regions that do not disappoint those with a penchant for ice-based sports and activities. Just 60 kilometres from ...

Roman Baths Hike

Where? Kamberg
Start: Kamberg office, Kamberg Nature Reserve, near Nottingham Road Finish: Kamberg office Duration: 4 km (8 km return), but make a day of it Fitness: easy Our tip: Kamberg is best known for it rock art ...

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 ...

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 ...

Didima Rock Art Centre

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

Bingelela Restaurant

Where? Bergville
Discover the homely, rustic Bingelela Restaurant on your trip through the Northern Drakensberg, in a delicious setting amongst 200kmís of mountain ranges. With food that is infused with passion, offering a ...

The Bell Traverse

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Mike's Pass Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 42 km (3 days) Fitness: difficult; for the experienced hiker Our tip: though not actually a pass, the Bell Traverse gives hikers access to the ...

Sani Spoors

Where? Underberg
Sani Spoors is mountain biking heaven. Situated in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, only 4km from the country village of Underberg, the Sani Spoors team pride themselves on offering a diverse trails ...

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