The Northern Drakensberg area runs along the Lesotho border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.
This is an area of spectacular mountains and deep forests, of quiet streams and fast flowing rivers,
get away from the trials and tribulations of life.
Johannesburg is only a three-hour drive from the city.
Excellent accommodation, from mountain hotel resorts to guesthouses and self-catering units.
The Royal National Park Thendele has a lovely view from the Self Catering chalet’s.
Best of all, you can start hiking from your chalet.
The area around the Drakensberg Amphitheatre boasts some of the best hikes in South Africa.
Sentinel Peak is among the most popular.
This relatively long hike encompasses the famous chain ladders and takes you to the source of Tugela Falls; the thin stream of water that falls into the valleys below is the second highest single fall in the world after Angel Falls in Venezuela.
There is a hiker’s cabin at the top which can provide shelter from the wind for those wanting to camp overnight, and the streams and springs provide plenty of good, clean drinking water.
The jagged Mon-Aux-Sources mountain range just across the provincial border from Free State into Kwazulu-Natal also has a number of great hiking routes and is a favorite with experienced climbers.
The area abounds with National Parks and other Nature Reserves.
In the North is the Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve; while in the west lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park
The Northern Drakensberg is a must for hikers, nature lovers, fresh water fishing, 4×4 Quad bike trails to challenge.
Some dramatic caves and shelters are found in the Northern Drakensberg where bushman paintings can be seen.
For the historian, there are the many battlefields of the Anglo-Boer wars around the town of Ladysmith
The Tugela Falls can be seen in the Drakensberg Royal Natal National Park, a majestic sight.
The well known Drakensberg Amphitheatre, also seen from the Royal National Park (Thendele) is beautiful, “dressed” in many forms, depending on the weather and time of day.
|Languages spoken||English, Afrikaans and Zulu|