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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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Tower of Pizza

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Mont-aux-Sources

All the cottages are individual standing units with en-suite bathrooms. Two thatched cottages with shower and one bedroom (one double bed and two singles) - maximum 4 guests. Two thatched cottages with shower and one bedroom (one double bed and ...

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Castleburn 44

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

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 ...

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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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Cathkin Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Cathkin Cottage is conveniently situated, opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort, in the heart of Champagne Valley and is in close proximity to all local attractions and restaurants, with many hikes starting from the Cottage.

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Mont Aux Sources

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Bergville

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this landmark property is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Durban. The Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel borders the renowned Royal Natal National Park and offers magnificent views of the world-f

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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

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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

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Moorcroft Manor Country Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Himeville

The Accommodation comprises elegantly furnished rooms, all with bathrooms en-suite. Choose from standard double rooms, a junior suite and two executive suites. Our rooms and bathrooms have under-floor heating to keep away the winter chill.

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Riverbend Farm Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Riverbend Farm Cottage is on a small working sheep farm in the Southern Drakensberg. Set on the banks of the Umzimude River, surrounded by rolling grasslands and overlooking Bamboo Mountain, it is the perfect place to relax in the quiet sparkling surround

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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 ...

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Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort Hotel & Self Catering

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban in the magnificent Champagne Valley.

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Sani Lodge Backpackers

Backpackers / Youth Hostel Accommodation in Sani Pass

Budget accommodation ranges from camping, 4 small bed dormitories with 2 bunk beds in each( shared ablutions), 5 double/twin standard rooms ( shared ablutions), 3 en-suite heated thatch rondavels, 1 small rondavel en suite & 3 family self-catering cottage

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Malachite Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Underberg

Malachite Manor is a 'one of a kind' luxury Guest Lodge situated on the outskirts of Underberg rated Superior by the AA. It is an ideal getaway for discerning Guests.

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Dumbe No. 1

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oliviershoek Pass

The living and dining area leading out onto the sundeck offers breathtaking views on the whole valley. The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery with a scullery, gas stove and gas fridge. The bath room is equipped with a gas geyser. ...

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Thel Jean Cottage

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

Thel Jean has three large bedrooms (two en-suite). A six sleeper bunk room, a total of three bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge and bar. It also has a fridge, freezer and gas stove. In total the house comfortably accommodates ...

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Dumbe No. 2, 3, 4 and 5

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oliviershoek Pass

Dumbe- where the Voortrekkers entered Natal on their trek to the Drakensberg - an escarpment of history. This stone and thatch 2-sleeper lodge offers accommodation with breathtaking views of times gone by. (One double bed.) Eskom Power is provided...

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Ashtonvale Guest Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bulwer

A quality, affordable holiday for the whole family with old- world hospitality. "Hill" family owned and run for four generations offering comfortable accommodation. Arrive as a guest a leave as a friend.

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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.

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Clear View Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The Drakensberg is South Africa's highest and most impressive mountain range, rising to over 3 000 meters and the highest peaks are found in the Central Drakensberg. The escarpment is frequently covered in snow in the winter months

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The Goodland Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

The Goodland Cottages are 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.

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