Things To Do in Drakensberg

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shermans Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak, central Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: roughly 3 km Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: there is water close to the cave One of very few caves in the ...

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 ...

Monks Cowl to Ndedema Gorge Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl office, Champagne Valley Finish: Ndedema Gorge Duration: 28 km and further, 2 – 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: the hike is strenuous and open-ended, best done in a group with a ...

Chocolate Memories Shop

Where? Champagne Valley
Jane Seabrook said, “If there's no chocolate in Heaven, I'm not going.” Fortunately, you only have to go as far as the exquisite Drakensberg Mountains to enjoy the indulgent deliciousness of artisan ...

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 ...

Visit The Underberg Studio

Where? Himeville
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 ...

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 ...

Sani Pass 4x4 Trail

Where? Sani Pass
The Drakensberg Mountain Range is nothing short of spectacular, and is undoubtedly best enjoyed at a restful pace. The Sani Pass 4 x 4 Trail is a round trip that extends to the Lesotho border and back, ...

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 ...

The Winterton Museum

Where? Winterton
Winterton is a little town found on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg. Close to the Second Boer War battle sites of the Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop, it is often passed ...

Birding up Sani Pass

Where? 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 ...

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 ...

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