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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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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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Lake View Casa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

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

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Arbuckle House Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Himeville

Arbuckle House takes pride in its superior accommodation and warm homely hospitality. Little luxury finishing touches include having your bed turned down in the evenings with a chocolate on the pillow or when it is cold, finding a hot water bottle...

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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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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...

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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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Cathedral Peak Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Cathedral Peak

Accommodation ranges from spacious, interleading family rooms to private rondavels tucked away between the trees. The exclusive Presidential suite offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation boasting electric curtains, a fire place, FULL DStv, two...

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Umzimkulu River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

A 38ha adventure playground set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. A stocked 2ha dam and 2,5km of river which culminates in Thrombosis gorge rated as one of the best stretches of fly fishing and kayaking rivers in South Africa.

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Pear Tree Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Self catering and serviced. Fully equipped but not fancy ie. no TVs!!! But a healthy hearth! Provided with linen and electric blankets, but please bring your own towels. The kitchen has fridge / freezer, stove, kettle, toaster and all the ...

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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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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.

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Highfen Mountain Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

The traditional construction of the cottage means that it is cool in summer and cosy in winter. It has a spacious open plan living room/dining room/kitchen that opens onto a large pergola overlooking the pond and set against the beauty of the ...

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Krom Drift Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lower Berg Foothills

Krom Drift Cottage is suitably named for its location is hidden within a majestic forest on Kromdrift Farm. The cottage enjoys a lush flower garden with a busy bird life. The accommodation has been newly refurbished

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Hillbilly's Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

Hill Billy Cottages are situated on a working farm in the Champagne Valley. There are a flock of sheep and the family business is providing the hotels with fresh produce.

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Ama Casa Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

We would like to introduce you to our special part of the world. Our cottages are situated in the Champagne Castle area of the Drakensberg Mountains with spectacular panoramic views

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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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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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Rosebury Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Rosebury Cottage is a charming thatched cottage situated in a quiet residential area of Underberg.

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Valemount Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Underberg

Valemount Country Lodge is a small;personal lodge of 6 rooms. Perfect for a relaxing getaway and close enough to all the activities of Underberg. 4 Star Superior Rating.

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Teddington Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lower Berg Foothills

Accommodation is provided in 3 bedrooms with double beds and a recess with a single bed. One of the bedrooms also has an additional 2 single beds. The cottage can sleep up to 9 people. Two full bathrooms, one with a shower are included.

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