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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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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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Castleburn 44

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

This luxury home has 4 bedrooms sleeping 8, and 3 bathrooms. One queen sized bed and 6 single beds. The 2 bedrooms upstairs share a full bathroom with a Spa Bath. We call this the 'bath with a view'. The main bedroom is en suite and the 2nd ...

Sleeps: 28 in 9 units/rooms
From R 380,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Lilac Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Winterton

Situated in the picturesque village of Winterton in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge has a number of cottages available, ranging from a two sleeper to a ten sleeper.We also have braai areas, a pool,Lapa trampoline, a play area for childr

Graded:
Sleeps: 133 in 21 units/rooms

Lake Naverone

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

In a valley among the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg lies a secluded lake, a natural sanctuary far from the distractions of modern life.

Sleeps: 6
From R 2 300,00
Per unit, per night.

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.

From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Orchid Valley Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

The lodge accommodates a maximum of eight people and all four rooms have slate lined en suite bathrooms. Detached from the main lodge is the 'honeymoon suite' (room 4) which has its own private wooden sundeck. It has the most incredible view from ...

Sleeps: 12
From R 1 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Lake View Casa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

This beautiful self-contained holiday house is set in the foothills of the stunning Southern Drakensberg Mountain range. This little piece of paradise is situated overlooking a lake just 5 minutes outside of the quaint mountain town of Underberg. Lake Vi

Sleeps: 12
From R 315,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Kamdun Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Kamdun Lodge is situated on 26 hectares of land at the base of Mount Lebanon in the beautiful farming community of the Kamberg Valley, 40Km from Nottingham Road, near the Giant's Castle area 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: 10
From R 330,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Berg View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

Bergview offers luxury self-catering accommodation with a unique ambience of the log cabin. The house sleeps 10 people (up to 9 adults). It makes a perfect holiday for families with young children. Equipped with jungle gym, trampoline and rock pool...

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: 6

Cathkin House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Cathkin House is a luxury, free standing, fully furnished self catering house situated in a secure gated estate with wild life roaming freely. Cathkin House has the uninterupted view of a dam looking onto the picturesque mountains.

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 895,00
Per unit, per night.

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.

Champagne Berg Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Champagne Berg House has an open plan lounge with stacking doors that open onto a lovely patio so you can enjoy the breathtaking views whilst inside the lounge and kitchen areas

From R 1 080,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Champagne Sports Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

Champagne Sports Resort has been striving to make this award winning resort the perfect place for work and play. This is a difficult balance to achieve but following recent developments we believe we have created a truly unique destination.

Sleeps: 14

Ondini Guest House & Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Upstairs in the main guest house there is a large double / twin bedroom with optional extra single bed and en suite bathroom, two smaller double / twin bedrooms, another small single bedroom and a twin attic bedroom, with two more bathrooms with ...

From R 1 710,00
Per unit, per night.

Little Switzerland

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Northern Drakensberg

For a little bit of heaven in a very special land visit Little Switzerland on the slopes of the mighty Drakensberg. A jewel set in a 2000 hectare private reserve of rolling hills, indigenous forest, mountain streams and breathtaking views.

Sleeps: 5

The Goodland - Milk Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The Goodland - Milk Cottage is ideally situated - close enough for a weekend getaway, far enough to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life - only 4 hours from Joburg and 2.5 hours from Durban.

Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

Winterton Country Lodge@Rose Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Winterton

The Ultimate in peace and tranquility! Perfect for a romantic hide-away, a stop over, or a break-away from every day's responsibilities.Indulge yourself in our quaint and romantic units.In the central Drakensberg, a World heritage site, B&B and s

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 Mont-aux-Sources

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,

Sleeps: 16 in 6 units/rooms

Mountain View Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

The Mountain View self-catering chalets are situated on the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Leisure Resort hotel grounds set in the southern Drakensberg mountains.