The Drakensberg is a magnificent mountain range that defines the Lesotho-South Africa border. The Zulu name for these mountains is uKhahlamba - ""barrier of spears"", which is an appropriate name for impenetrable wall that has protected the Sotho people from Zulu and European armies for hundreds of years.
Much of the summit is over 3,000m a.s.l., with several peaks over 3,300m, including Thabana Ntlenyana, Giant's Castle, Njesuthi, and Champagne Castle. The park has dozens of well-maintained hiking trails that allow hikers and mountaineers to explore this vast wilderness.
Those wishing to ascend the Drakensberg by car may do so at the Sani Pass near the Underberg. Although it is possible to traverse road with a sedan, a 4x4 is highly recommended. If you wish to cross into Lesotho a valid passport is required.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT DRAKENSBERG:
- San paintings
- bird watching
- fly fishing
- trout fishing
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: large variety of antelope and small carnivores
Birdlife: spotted thrush, Pel's fishing owl, mangrove kingfisher, palmnut vulture, bearded vulture, purple crested lourie
Fishing: trout and bass
Accommodation Near uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park:
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
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.
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.
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 h
Being a country lodge, White Mountain Lodge offers rooms and chalets with self catering or full board facilities.
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 ...
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.
The Bell @ Fernwood is situated on Fernwood, at the foothills of the majestic Cathkin Peak. Surrounded by the little berg, free roaming game and privacy of the Champagne Valley. We can proudly announce that it has a 4 star rating from the SA Tourism Gr
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.
The double storey thatched cottage boasts unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Dragons Back, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn, second to none. The cottage is situated on Dingaan's Retreat, sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, and has two bathrooms. The ...