Drive to Treks, Trips and Trails in the Central Drakensberg
Stay in self-catering accommodation in Bahati Tree Lodge, which sleeps four. This venue is ideal for two couples travelling together, or a family with older children (Please note we do not allow children aged under the age of 10 as Bahati is built approximately 5m above the ground). Alternatively, Bergvlei Cottage sleeps six (configuration on request). If you arrive early enough, assemble at the Fire Pit to discuss the route for the following day.
After breakfast, follow the supplied map or go with guide (Maximum of three or four passengers).
The route covers the less travelled roads behind Cathedral Peak and the Mweni Valley and then up Bezuidenhout’s Pass, one of the old Voortrekker routes. (This pass comprises of rough terrain and only experienced drivers in authentic 4×4 vehicles should attempt this. On the way back those interested in history can visit Retief’s Klip – where Piet Retief stopped and set up his laager before Dingaan murdered him. Here you can also see the bronze statue of the ‘Kaalvoet Vrou’(Barefoot Woman), whose famous expression challenged the Voortrekker men to climb the Drakensberg and move into the Free State. Stop off for a snack at The Coyote Café on the way back to Bahati or Bergvlei.
Short Morning Saunter
Take a much less arduous drive through Wonder Valley. You can either choose to drive the ‘Chicken Run’ back to Champagne Valley or take the “Sting in the Tail” route. End off your trip at one of the recommended cafés or restaurants before you head back home.