Discover the Drakensberg

If you’re looking to escape the ordinary on your next local holiday, embark on the ultimate South African journey through the Drakensberg region of the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Unique and varied with a surprise around every corner, ‘The Berg’, as the locals lovingly call it, has long lured in adventure-seekers from near and far. Best described as the place where the Alps-meets-Africa, it is filled to the brim with towering mountains and meandering roadways winding through quaint isiZulu villages, hidden hotels and eclectic padstals.

Up for a hike? The Drakensberg offers endless opportunities to lace up your Salomans and stretch out your legs after a long drive. Take your pick from easy ‘slackpacking’ trails such as Sugarloaf or the Injisuthi Battle Cave Walk, or overnight camping routes Icidi Gorge and The Bell Traverse. Whichever route you choose to conquer, the endless views will make the feat well worth it.

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains you’ll find the rolling KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Royal Natal National Park, an addictively chilled-out kind of place where you can walk, hike, climb, ride horses, trout fish and watch wildlife to your heart’s content. And when you’re ready to hang up the car keys for a chance in pace, you’ll find no shortage of cosy towns like Underberg, the gateway to the Southern Drakensberg. Known for its dairy and cattle farming, the surroundings offer a bounty of green expanse to explore at your own leisure.


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