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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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Sleeps: 128 in 51 units/rooms

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

With breath taking views of an awe inspiring mountain range, the Resort is a one of kind retreat for guests to rekindle, relax and unwind.

Sleeps: 40 in 13 units/rooms

Berghaven Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

We have eight self catering cottages ranging from 2-6 sleepers. Cottages are fully equipped with linen, cutlery, crockery and cooking facilities including a braai area. Each cottage has a TV with SABC channels.

From R 385,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Honeyguide Cottage and Aloe Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sani Pass

Honeyguide Self-Catering Cottage is a small cottage situated on the famous Sani Pass, nestling at the base of the little Berg on Stromness Farm, which borders directly onto the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site

Sleeps: 8

Tout en Haut

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Tout en Haut is located in Bergview Estate, an access-controlled secure estate in the Champagne Valley area of the Central Drakensberg. Tout en Haut is a well appointed self catering cottage which comfortably sleeps eight. The cottage has 4 bedrooms.

Sleeps: 18

Tugela River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Spioenkop Dam

All accommodation is in cottages on the banks of the Tugela River. These stone and thatch cottages nestle at the footholds of the majestic Spioenkop Mountain where the famous battle of Spioenkop took place. Next door is Spioenkop Nature Reserve ...

From R 1 250,00
Per unit, per night.

Teddington Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lower Berg Foothills

Accommodation is provided in 3 bedrooms with double beds and a recess with a single bed. One of the bedrooms also has an additional 2 single beds. The cottage can sleep up to 9 people. Two full bathrooms, one with a shower are included.

Sleeps: 41 in 6 units/rooms

Cedarberg Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Come and enjoy the hospitality, peace and tranquility of the Cedarberg Guest Farm, situated in the foothills of the southern Drakensberg. Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets behind the rugged Drakensberg skyline.

Sleeps: 16 in 2 units/rooms

Tugela Rapids

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

Tugela Rapids is a peaceful retreat on the banks of the Tugela River, situated between Bergville and Winterton, off the R74, in the Northern Drakensberg. 3.5 hrs from Johannesburg and 2.5 hrs from Durban.

From R 158,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mountain Splendour

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

We pride ourselves in offering superior personalised service to all our guests. Most of our guests are frequent visitors or word-of-mouth referrals. This is testimony to our hospitable and beautiful resort. We welcome you to join us for a ...

Sleeps: 41 in 9 units/rooms

Umzimkulu River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

A 38ha adventure playground set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. A stocked 2ha dam and 2,5km of river which culminates in Thrombosis gorge rated as one of the best stretches of fly fishing and kayaking rivers in South Africa.

Graded:
Sleeps: 7

Willowbrooke Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Enjoy the rustic feel of cypress and thatch in landscaped surrounds while sacrificing none of your creature comforts: Soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi while your 'braai' fire crackles

Sleeps: 20 in 6 units/rooms
From R 475,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Toplodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

Tucked away high in the Mont-Aux-Sources district of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, above and between "the Cavern" and "Alpine Heath" resorts

From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Farhills Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Farhills Guesthouse is situated in the central Drakensberg on route to Champagne Sports Resort, neighbouring Valley bakery. It has always been a place where families gather and have created many special memories.

From R 1 950,00
Per unit, per night.

National Heritage Nature Park

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

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

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Sleeps: 8

Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

The Saunders Family welcomes you to Eagles' Rock, our beautiful piece of God's creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains, near Underberg and Himeville. Only 7.7km out of Underberg on the Drakensberg Gardens Road. This pristine ..

Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms

Kamberg Valley Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kamberg

Kamberg Valley Hideaway is a 27-hectare small holding located in an un-spoilt part of the Drakensberg Mountains. The property has a small pond which is surrounded by reeds and active bird life as well as a main dam that is stocked with rainbow trout and..

Sleeps: 70 in 12 units/rooms

St. Bernard's Peak Mountain Lodge

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Swartberg

Accommodation is offered in picturesque self-standing thatched chalets set in tranquil gardens under age-old Oak trees. A shared dinning room in the principal building offers three good farmhouse meals

Sleeps: 8

Ambleside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Winterton

Ambleside Cottage is situated on the banks of the Little Tugela River, which rises at the head of the Injasuti Valley on top of the Drakensberg Mountains. Ambleside Farm is a working farm, with animals and crops being produced for food production

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 Central Drakensberg

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: 30 in 15 units/rooms

Mooidraai Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kokstad

Mooidraai Guesthouse is the ultimate antidote to city life. Graded 3 Stars with Tourism Grading council and AA Highly Recommended Quality Assured Accommodation.