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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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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.

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Ikhaya Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

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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Mountain Splendour

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Champagne Valley

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 ...

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Castle Rock Guest House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

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. ..

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Little Switzerland

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Little Switzerland

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.

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The Old Hatchery B&B Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Underberg

We offer affordable accommodation in our B&B Guesthouse called Oak Tree Lodge on a trout farm called The Old Hatchery, set in tranquil country scenery just 10km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. We provide on-site parking, wifi & fabulous meals.

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Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sani Pass

This former trading station from the 1890's era is perfectly situated for hiking, trout fishing, river swimming, mountain biking, bird watching, nature walks and of course a drive up the famous Sani Pass. This historic site has a charm and sense ...

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Seletwane Drakensberg Getaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oliviershoek Pass

Accommodation is in two comfortable rooms in the cabin which is environmentally friendly. Power and hot water are derived from a solar generating system and cooking is on clean gas stoves. There are lovely outside lapa's for braai's, one at the ...

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The Bell @ Fernwood

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

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

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Stonehaven

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mkomazi Wilderness

If you are looking for a quiet place to gather your thoughts and recharge your batteries then Stonehaven is the place for you.

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Glenside Farmhouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Winterton

Glenside Farmhouse was established in 1913 and is still owned by the founding family. Over 100 years old, this gracious old farmhouse is situated 8 kms form Winterton in the Central Drakensberg on a working farm.

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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 ...

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Inkungu Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Inkungu Estates has been developed in the majestic Champagne Valley (Central Drakensberg). Against this backdrop, the Estates provide an environment of unspoilt beauty, peace and tranquillity

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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

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Silo Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Silo cottage was originally used to store grain, after extensive renovations in 2002 it is now a stunning holiday destination situated in the picturesque Bamboo mountain valley on a working beef and horse stud.

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Wits End Mountain Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Champagne Valley

All chalets have magnificent mountain views and are fully appointed with stoves microwaves, DStv and braai areas. The resort has a rock pool and Lapa, alongside which is an outdoor braai area with a Pizza oven and Mongolian braai; ideal for group ...

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Cailleagh Croft Mountain Cottage

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

Cailleagh Croft has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a romantic Victorian bath in the main bedroom with views of the berg. It has a large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room and a huge covered veranda, complete with cane furniture, ...

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Birdsong Cottage 10

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Birdsong cottage is a newly renovated and refurbished [2011] home from home, comprising 3 en suite bedrooms, comfortably sleeping six people.

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High Thorn Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hlatikulu Valley

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

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Mount Champagne

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The cottage itself is a double storied thatch building comprising 4 bedrooms, all with double beds and 3 bathrooms-comfortably accommodating up to 8 persons.

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