The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountain range, which runs for more than 1000 km, is one of the dominant features of Kwazulu Natal and must be one of the most dramatic and beautiful mountain ranges on the continent with its towering blocks and pinnacles, green slopes and the characteristic flat top of the high berg.

For most people the Drakensberg remain as a backdrop to your visit to this part of South Africa, but the mountains are well worth visiting, either for short day-walks which we can easily arrange from any of our homestays, or – for the more adventurous – some slightly more high-octane adventures.

For families looking for ways to burn off their childrens' exess energy for a few days, then enormous fun can be had getting to grips with some of the rock in this part of the world. There are some truly breathtaking locations where they’ll be able to experience abseiling in the hands of highly experienced professionals as well as dipping their toes (and with any luck not too much more than that) in the water for some white-water rafting or canoeing.

For those wanting to go a step further we can organize multi-day walks up into the high berg at over 3000 metres. Here you stand (after – it must be added very considerable physical exertion) on the border between South Africa and Lesotho looking down over the rolling landscape of Kwazulu Natal at your feet.

These trips are no "walk in the park", but they are sensational and all handled by guides with proper mountain experience. Expect to spend a minimum of 4-5 nights, make sure you’re in good physical shape, but prepare for a life-changing experience.


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