The Drakensberg region offers the most beautiful scenery that can be imagined. The Drakensberg falls into 3 regions valleys, beginning with the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg, through the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, then the Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre Valley forming the Northern Drakensberg and finally from Kamberg to Bushmans Nek to make up the Southern Drakensberg.
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Each part of the Drakensberg offers its own drmatic scenery and perspective and to get a reall feel of the Drakensberg Mountains you will need to visit all 3 aspects of the mountains.
Royal Natal National Park
Situated in the Northern Drakensberg, the most famous feature is the Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls. Here the Drakensberg, for the length of 5 kms raises straight up to the sky, to a height of over 1000 meters. It is here that the brave can climb up a chain ladder and view the escarpment from the top. A further feature of the Northern Drakensberg is the Tugela Falls cascading down 5 drops forming the second highest waterfall in the world. Although the highest waterfall, the Tugela is by no means the only waterfall in the Northern Drakensberg. Indeed the Drakensberg has many splendid falls of interest to the tourist. In the 8000 ha of the Royal Natal National Park is situated the Cannibal Cave, where tribal people had to resort to cannibalism whilst hiding from the wrath of Shaka Zulu as he purged the Drakensberg area of his enemies.This area has numerous walks and hikes to challenge the tourist, from easy to day long treks.Tourists are encouraged to register their presence when challenging this area of the Drakensberg, as the weather can change dangerously quickly.This area also has a wide selection of accommodation to choose from ranging from modest B&Bs to Self-catering, guest houses and splendid Drakensberg Hotels and Resorts covering prices to suit every pocket.
Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley
The Cathedral Peak Area of the Drakensberg has splendid scenery with the Doreen Falls as an excellent example of a Drakensberg waterfall. Views of the Central Drakensberg can be had by venturing to the top of Mike’s Pass (accessable with a 4x4 vehicle) and a natural feature of breath-taking nature is the Rainbow Gorge, with two enormous boulders forming a wedge, surely only seen in the Drakensberg Mountains. The recently built Didima Resort and San Art Centre, a KZN Wildlife Project is well worth a visit whilst in this area of the Drakensberg. A 4x4 trail leads from the Amphitheatre in the Northern.Drakensberg to Cathedral Peak via the Mweni Valley. It provides a challenging drive as well as a remoteness that is unique in today’s world.The Mweni Cultural Centre, which provides accommodation, trails and guides, is also in this area as well as some of the most challenging climbs in the entire Drakensberg.
The Cathkin and Champagne Valley
Cathkin and Champagne Castle have peaks at 3149m and 3248m respectfively. These, together with Monk’s Cowl (3234m) are some of the highest peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Cathkin was named after an area around Glasgow, Scotland by the first Scottish settlers in the Drakensberg. The Champagne Peak received its name as a result of the first climber to reach its peak taking a bottle of Champagne to celebrate his achievment and accidently dropping it. Champagne Valley is noted for its many different sporting activites, especially golf, for which there are numerous challenging golf courses.
Situated in the northern section of the Giant's Castle area of the Central Drakensberg, this region is cradled between the Injasuti (or little Tugela) and Cowl Fork rivers at the head of the Injasuti Valley. It is surrounded by magnificent scenery and is dominated by Cathkin Peak, Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle.
Giants Castle offers some of the most dramatic spots of the Central Drakensberg. Its a 2 day walk to get to the top of the escarpment and if you intend trying find out about sleeping in one of the mountain huts along the way. Giants Castle is by no means a tourist trap and its unlikely you will even see another person there except in the Giants Castle camp itself that is. Don't for get the lammergeyer hide a perfect spot to sit and watch these impressive birds. This is limited to 1 group a day max six persons so should be arranged before hand. We like to recommend the "Worlds View" hike a very easy 4 hour walk ending with a spectacular 360 degree view of Giants Castle and the valleys around. Giants Castle offers a lot more hiking trails too. I don't like to recommend the bushman rock art sites here as they are presented in a very touristy fashion with a few plastic bushman etc.
Kamberg is part of the Southern Drakensberg and presents a softer but not less beautiful aspect of the Drakensberg Mountains. A 3 hour trail will take you to the most spectacular examples of Bushman Rock Art located anywhere in Southern Africa. The guided tours are of a high standard and not at all touristy. There tour starts with a multimedia presentation of Bushman and then goes on to talk about the specific paintings in Kamberg at Game Pass Shelter.
Noted for its magnificent scenery and beautiful camp, Lotheni is situated in a remote section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Many delightful walking trails are available
With plenty to do for all Sani Pass and the Southern Drakensberg the gateway Lesotho to offers grate south africa accomodation underberg himeville and activities for all the family, from absailing mountain climbing horse riding paragliding river tubing swimming or just a round of golf or a game of tennis, or even do some trout fishing and for the more adventurous take trip up the legendary Sani Pass in a 4x4 with grate views and historical sites.
Cobham is situated in the Southern part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. Dominated by Hodgson's Peaks which enclose the Giants Cup, Cobham is a 52,000 ha section of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in the southern Drakensberg adjacent to Himeville Village.
Dominated by the Rhino a 3051m Peak which extends about 2km from the main escarpment, the area is characterized by many unusual sandstone buttresses and other formations.
The southernmost section of the Southern Drakensberg, Bushman's Nek also is the end of the Giant's Cup Hiking Trail, a 68 km path that passes through indigenous forest and mountain grassland, climbing steep slopes and revealing views to the crests of the mountains.
Situated in the southeast corner of Lesotho, the main attraction of the spectacular Sehlabethebe National Park is its exceptional peace and solitude. The oldest nature reserve in Lesotho, Sehlabathebe is remote and rugged, with an average elevation of 2,400 metres. It is almost inaccessible, but incredibly beautiful, with some shy antelope and rare birds. You'll definitely need a 4x4 vehicle for Sehlabethebe, and even then you might get stuck going in or out and have to wait for a river to recede after heavy rains.