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Drakensberg & Surroundings

Drakensberg Holidays - KwaZulu Natal Tourism
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Flanking the western borders of KwaZulu-Natal for 200km's is the spectacular Drakensberg mountain range, originally referred to as the 'Dragon Mountains' by early settlers, and Ukhahlamba or 'the barrier of spears' in Zulu. Nowadays, the Drakensberg region is affectionately known to locals as the 'Berg'.

Drakensberg - Panoramic Splendour

The Northern Drakensberg is an area of magnificent natural beauty. One such scenic wonder is the Amphitheatre, which lies on the eastern edge of the Mont-aux-Sources - a 3000m high plateau, and the source of the Tugela River (and eight other rivers), which flows towards the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg, then plummets 2000m over the edge in a series of falls and cascades forming the highest waterfall in South Africa.

The Amphitheatre forms the backdrop to the Drakensberg's Royal Natal National Park, which boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa.
This large terrain, over 8000ha, can be explored on horseback, or hiking, with more than 30 walks and climbs ranging from 3km's for beginners to over 45km's for the experienced. Most of the Drakensberg accommodation venues either have, or will arrange Drakensberg horseback rides for the guests.

The Central Drakensberg area includes a solid basalt rock wall maintained at a level of over 3000m for some 35kms, ending in a massive corner stone known as Giant's Castle. Proclaimed almost a century ago, Giant's Castle Game Reserve can be found on the foothills, and a series of caves offer visitors a chance to view galleries of rock art - a testament to the San people who once inhabited the area hundreds of years ago.Champagne Castle and the famous Champagne Sports resort are situated in this much visited Central Berg Region

The Southern Drakensberg ranges from Giant's Castle to KwaZulu-Natal's southernmost section of the Drakensberg, Bushmans Nek. Bushmans Nek is one of two official entries into Lesotho from KwaZulu-Natal, and can be made on foot or horseback. Sani Pass, the highest in South Africa is the other, and the only road link. Some of the wildlife seen in the Southern Drakensberg includes the eland, the largest of the African antelope, oribi, jackal, baboon and porcupine.

Drakensberg & Surroundings Actvities:

- Vultures for Africa - for an unforgettable Drakensberg birdwatching experience.
- The Drakensberg Boys Choir makes the hills come alive with the sound of music.
- Dare to brave the Mont-aux-Sources chain ladders, and be rewarded with spectacular views at the summit.
- Trout fish the Southern and Northern Drakensberg's crystal clear dams and rivers.
- Take to the skies and microlight over the Drakensberg.
- Abseil hundreds of metres down the Tugela Gorge or Maletsunyane Falls.
- Moutain bike the Drakensberg trails.
- White water raft and kayak on the Tugela River.
- Golfing at Cathedral Peak Hotel and Champagne Sports golf course

Explore Drakensberg towns:

Southern Drakensberg:
- Drakensberg Gardens Hotel - the ideal mountain getaway accessed via the villages of Underberg and Himeville.
- Lower Berg Foothills - dominated by St Bernard's Peak.
- Sani Pass - the third steepest pass in the world, winding through some of Africa's most spectacular scenery.
- Cedarville - gateway to three mountain passes which lead into Lesotho.
- Kamberg - where the first South African rock art was found.

Northern Drakensberg:
- Bergville - known as the gateway to the Central Drakensberg area.
- Little Switzerland - a mass of pine forest that overlooks the northern reaches of the Royal Natal National Park.
- Mont-aux-Sources - lies high on the north-east edge of the Drakensberg Mountain Range.
- Winterton - a picturesque farming village nestled in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg.
- Spioenkop Dam - situated 35kms from the well known Battlefields town of Ladysmith.

Drakensberg weather:

Summer - November to February is the rainy season with daily thundershowers. Temps rarely rise over 30 degrees.
Autumn - March to June, has the best climate, and is considered the perfect time to visit the Berg.
Winter - June to August is dry and warm during the day, but nights can be very cold below zero, with snow in higher regions.
Spring - September and October - when the wildflowers are in bloom.

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Drakensberg Vakansies - KwaZulu Natal Toerisme
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Weeskante van die westelike grens van KwaZulu-Natal vir 200km is die skouspelagtige Drakensberg Berge, oorspronklik bekend as die "Draakberge' deur vroeë setlaars, en Ukhahlamba of' "die versperring van spiese" in Zulu. Deesdae, die streek Drakensberg is ook bekend om die plaaslike bevolking as die "Berg".

Die Noordelike Drakensberg is 'n gebied van pragtige natuurskoon. Een so 'n pragtige wonder is die Amphitheatre, wat lê op die oostelike rand van die Mont-aux-Sources - 'n 3000m hoë plato, en die bron van die Tugelarivier (en agt ander riviere), wat in die Noordelike Drakensberge vloei na die Amphitheatre toe, Dan val die terrein 2000m oor die rand en 'n reeks watervalle vorm wat die hoogste in Suid-Afrika is.

Die Amfiteater vorm die agtergrond vir Royal Natal Nasionale Park wat van die mees asemrowende natuurskoon in Suid-Afrika spog.

Hierdie groot terrein (oor 8000ha) kan ondersoek word op 'n perd, of stap, met meer as 30 vlakke wat wissel van 3 km vir beginners tot meer as 45 km vir die ervare. Die meeste van die Drakensberg Akkommodasie plekke sal reël.dat die gaste kan perdry.

Die Sentrale Drakensberg gebied sluit in 'n stewige basaltrots muur op 'n vlak van meer as 3000m, wat eindig in 'n massiewe hoeksteen bekend as Giant's Castle. Geproklameerde bykans 'n eeu gelede, kan Giant's Castle-wildreservaat gevind word, en 'n reeks van die grotte bied besoekers 'n kans om galerye van rotskuns te sien - 'n bewys van die Boesman wat eens die gebied honderde jare gelede bewoon het.

Die Suidelike Drakensberg wissel van Giant's Castle na Bushmans Nek in die suider gebied. Bushmans Nek is een van twee amptelike ingangs van Lesotho tot in KwaZulu-Natal, en kan te voet of te perd bykom deur Sani Pass, die hoogste in Suid-Afrika. Sommige van die wild gesien in die Suidelike Drakensberg sluit die eland, die grootste van die Afrikaanse wildsbokke, oribi, jakkalse, bobbejane en ystervark.

Drakensberg & Omgewing Activiteite:

- Aasvoëls vir Afrika - vir 'n onvergeetlike voëlkyk ervaring.
- Die Drakensberg Seunskoor maak die heuwels in die lewe met die geluid van musiek.
- Skuil die Mont-aux-Sources kettinglere en word beloon beloon met 'n skouspelagtige uitsig op die oppervlak.
- TVang trout in die Suider-en kristal helder damme en riviere van die Noordelike Drakensberg.
- Vlieg oor die Drakensberge.in 'n microlite vliegtuig
- Abseil honderde meter af in die Tugela Gorge of Maletsunyane-waterval.
- Mountainbike die Drakensberg roetes.
- Kajak op die Tugelarivier.

Tiepiese Drakensberg Dorpe:

Suidelike Drakensberg:

- Drakensberg Gardens - die ideale berg wegbreek via die dorpe van Underberg en Himeville.
- Lower Berg - oorheers deur St Bernard's Peak.
- Sani Pass - die derde steilste slaag in die wêreld, kronkel deur 'n paar van die mees skouspelagtige natuurskoon in Afrika.
- Cedarville - poort na drie bergpasse wat lei na Lesotho.
- Kamberg - waar die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse rotskuns gevind was.

Noordelike Drakensberg:

- Bergville - bekend as die poort na die Sentrale Drakensberge gebied.
- Klein Switserland - 'n massa van dennebos wat die noordelike dele van die Royal Natal Nasionale Park uitkyk.
- Mont-aux-Sources - lê hoog op die noord-ooste kant van die Drakensbergreeks.
- Winterton - 'n skilderagtige boerdery dorpie geleë in die voetheuwels van die majestueuse Drakensberge.
- Spioenkop Dam - lê op ongeveer 35 km vanaf die bekende Boere en Zulu oorlog dorp Ladysmith.

Drakensberg weer:

Somer - November.-Februarie. is die reënseisoen met daaglikse donderbuie. Temperature styg selde meer as 30 grade.
Herfs - Maart tot Junie het die beste klimaat, en word beskou as die ideale tyd om die Drakensberge te besoek.
Winter - Junie.-Augustus. is droog en warm gedurende die dag, maar nagte kan baie koud onder vriespunt wees, met sneeu in die hoër gebiede.
Lente - September en Oktober - wanneer die veldblomme in blom is.











 

 

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National Heritage Nature Park

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kamberg

National Heritage Nature Park in the South African Drakensberg is the perfect holiday getaway for mountain walks and hikes, trout fishing, horse riding, game drives and sheer relaxation

Graded:
Sleeps: 28 in 4 units/rooms

Pennygum Country Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Our four garden cottages have a beautiful setting with magnificent views of the mountains and a peaceful country atmosphere. Guests can pick their own apples from the orchard in season.

From R 480,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Dalmore Guest Farm B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bergville

Dalmore Guest Farm is an intimate family friendly destination offering beautifully decorated en suite B&B and self catering accommodation. Separate from all the accommodation.

Sleeps: 8
From R 1 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Cedarwood Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Cosy self-catering cottage located in a tranquil setting with magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Spacious 8 sleeper and fully equipped. Situated in the picturesque Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg.

Sleeps: 249 in 18 units/rooms

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bergville

The Guesthouse, with its numerous lounges and fireplaces, is comfortably furnished and has an elegant, old-fashioned feel, while maintaining that rustic farm house charm. The guesthouse has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms.

From R 360,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Thekwanes Nest

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Drakensberg Gardens Area

30 kilometres from Underberg in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg is Thekwanes Nest on an elevated, four hectare property with majestic views of the mountain.

From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Spurwing Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Spurwing B&B is situated in the Central Drakensberg area of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, a designated WORLD HERITAGE SITE and is unique in may ways. Set on a 56Ha which is perfect setting for one to enjoy the magnificent Berg scenery

Sleeps: 10
From R 3 500,00
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Castle Rock Guest House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Beautiful, modern guest house on the Drakensberg Gardens Road. The Umzimkulu River runs through the farm with our very on lapa on the river bed. Sleeps 8 people inside & 2 outside in a quaint, well equipped en-suit rondavel. ..

Sleeps: 13

Rivermead

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Rivermead is a magnificent thatched house situated on a 120ha dam just outside Himeville. The house offers self catering accommodation for up to 13 people. It sleeps 8 people in four bedrooms and a further 5 in a huge loft room.

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 1 200,00
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Ama Casa Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

We would like to introduce you to our special part of the world. Our cottages are situated in the Champagne Castle area of the Drakensberg Mountains with spectacular panoramic views

Sleeps: 6

Fairways 116

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

We offer self-catering accommodation in a 6 sleeper cottage at The Fairways 116 which is situated within the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort, bordering on the World Heritage site. It has its own 18-hole golf course.

Graded:
Sleeps: 20 in 2 units/rooms
From R 2 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Misty Peaks

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Misty Peaks is located in the magnificent Central Drakensberg, (Kwa Zulu Natal , South Africa) We offer you a choice of 3 luxury self catering Villa's to accommodate small or large groups.

Sleeps: 21 in 8 units/rooms
From R 430,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Swallow's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

Swallows Nest B&B is set in an acre of beautiful garden surrounds, situated in Winterton (KZN), a small village which lies in the foothills of the Drakensberg.

From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

High Thorn Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Highthorn Farm is self catering guest house in the Drakensberg. we have 13 beds.Trout fishing in our trout dam is great fun. Drakensberg self catering drakensberg self catering cottage with 13 beds drakensberg self catering drakensberg self catering

Sleeps: 6
From R 2 300,00
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Valleyview Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The Drakensberg is one of the regions in the country where every little bend in the road guarantees a new surprise.

Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 825,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Valemount Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Underberg

Valemount Country Lodge is a small;personal lodge of 6 rooms. Perfect for a relaxing getaway and close enough to all the activities of Underberg. 4 Star Superior Rating.

Graded:
Sleeps: 108 in 44 units/rooms
From R 1 200,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

The Cavern is set in a secluded valley beneath the massive sandstone cliffs of the Northern Drakensberg. The thatch accommodation and facilities blend beautifully with the natural surroundings of the area. The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings,

From R 520,00
Per unit, per night.

Champagne Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Champagne Cottages is a small family owned resort situated alongside the beautiful Bell Park Dam in the magnificent mountainous region of the Central Drakensberg.

Graded:
Sleeps: 695 in 23 units/rooms

The Homestead

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

The Homestead is a 24 roomed 3 star Guest Lodge in the Drakensberg based on an English Country Inn. It has standard en-suite bedrooms and family units (two bedrooms with one bathroom)

Sleeps: 31 in 5 units/rooms

Ikhaya Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Tranquillity, pure mountain air and personal attention from your host. Selfcatering units on our farm in the middle of the Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, only a few kilometres from the Okhahlamba National Park, near Bellparkdam.