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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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Berg View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

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 275,00
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Clivia Hill Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The thatched double-storey guest unit comprises a well-equipped open-plan living area and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower-room adjacent or en suite.

Sleeps: 14
From R 450,00
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Mountain View Ranch

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

This beautiful ranch is set on 24ha of property, with the picturesque Little Mooi River meandering through the fields. With horses, blesbok and Nguni cows grazing in the paddocks, it is a nature lovers dream.

From R 2 200,00
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Maluti Vista

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Maluti Vista is a four bedroom contemporary Cotswold downs style home, sweeping verandahs with beautiful views. All four bedrooms are ensuite, the big bedrooms have private balconies and Flat screen TV's with DSTV and views of the mountains.

Sleeps: 30 in 15 units/rooms
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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.

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 800,00
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Mountain Tranquillity

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Our home is located in a World Heritage Site, on Cathkin Estates, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg. The valley is also home to the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. Cathkin Estates is an Eco Estate and has wildlife that roam around freely.

Sleeps: 14
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Ondini Guest House & Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Central Drakensberg

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 650,00
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White Mountain Lodge

Holiday Resort Accommodation in White Mountain Area

Being a country lodge, White Mountain Lodge offers rooms and chalets with self catering or full board facilities.

From R 1 950,00
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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

Sleeps: 8
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Drakensberg House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Beneath Cathkin Peak 3181m and Champagne Castle 3337m, lies "Drakensberg House", a stone cottage in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg. Within the Drakensberg "Unesco World Heritage Site", security-patrolled,4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms...

From R 400,00
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Farhills Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

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.

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
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Montague Farm Self Catering Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Montague Farm has two well-equipped self-catering cottages with spectacular views of the Southern Drakensberg Mountain Range. Just 6km from Underberg it is the perfect place for you to have a holiday.

Sleeps: 6
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Guinea Fowl Rest

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The holiday home is tastefully furnished for your comfort. Accommodating 6 people. It is fully equipped for self catering having a country style kitchen.

Valley Lakes Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

All cottages are self catering and fully equipped, including linen, pillows and blankets. Bring your own towels. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove and fridge / freezer, plus all crockery, cutlery and utensils. Braai facilities are ...

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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.

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Sleeps: 40 in 11 units/rooms
From R 772,00
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Sani Valley Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sani Pass

Luxury Southern Drakensberg Accommodation is brought to you in this new concept of catering. We leave it up to you, how you would like to be spoilt. We have fully equipped self-catering lodges

Sleeps: 31 in 5 units/rooms
From R 180,00
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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.

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Sleeps: 38 in 4 units/rooms
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Drakensberg Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Winterton

Ukhozi features 4 bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with queen and single bed, one with two single beds, one with double and single bed). Three bathrooms (two en suite)

Sleeps: 22 in 2 units/rooms
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Dieu Donne Cottage - Himeville

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Himeville

Dieu Donne Cottage and Farmhouse are situated at the foot of the Sani Pass Road in the Southern Drakensberg. An ideal relaxing self catering getaway for families or groups of friends - choose between the cottage on the dam that sleeps 8 in 2 large bedroom

Sleeps: 8
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Cedarwood Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

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.