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Top Things To Do in the Northern Drakensberg

Northern Drakensberg
A collection of must-do; activities recommended by  long-time local residents  eager for you to get the most out of your Northern Berg holiday. 1.Chris’s Favourite Package at All Out Adventures: All Out Adventures is centrally located to all the accommodation venues. The Chris’s Favourite Package...

Drakensberg Scootours

Dragon Peaks Park,R600 via Winterton,Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg,Kwa-Zulu Natal
Downhill fun for everyone! Roll 4.5km downhill on the monster mountain scooter. This is a true mountain activity imported from the Swiss Alps,a first in South Africa! A game drive vehicle takes you and your scooter to the top of the mountain. After a briefing...

Ihophe Cottage

Dingaans Retreat, Champagne Valley, Winterton
Nestled in the peaceful Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, you will find Ihophe Cottage. The double storey thatched cottage boasts unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Dragons Back, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn, second to none. The cottage sleeps six people in three double rooms, two with queen size...

Winterton Country Lodge @ RoseCottage

Winterton Country Lodge @ RoseCottage, 2km from Winterton on R600 towards Ladysmith
The Best B&B by the Berg! Abundant birdlife in a paradise like garden , with huge trees, lies this gem! Every unit uniquely decorated, some very luxurious and some quaint & rustic. Wholesome breakfasts and fresh homecooked dinnerson pre-booking only available in the charming dining...

About Drakensberg Experience

Stretching from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to the Free State border, the Drakensberg Experience Route is truly spectacular. Look out for the 900-metre high Tugela Falls, the Mnweni Valley with its hiker-challenging Pinnacles, the Cathedral Peak valley,   the Rock Art Centre at Didima, the Champagne Valley with Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak dominating the skyline; the Injisuthi Valley with South Africa’s highest peak and Giant’s Castle with its famous Bushman paintings. There is also a choice of three game reserves close by, of which one has the Big Five.

There are a variety of adventure venues each offering their individual brand of air, land and water related activities of which some include: Hiking – day and overnight, mountain bikinghorse riding, massages, raptor displays, canopy tours (longest in SA), helicopter flights, concerts (during Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School term time), historical tours, 4×4 trips, rock art viewing, river rafting and kayaking, museum visits and many unique shopping experiences.

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What’s in Drakensberg Experience

The Mountain Experience

1 Yellowwood Drive, Bergview Private Estate, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, Cathkin Park
A three-day experience in the Champagne Valley, enjoy a Drakensberg Boys Choir performance, dinner, helicopter flip, champagne breakfast on the mountain, tree canopy tour and a relaxed hike to bushman paintings. Day 1 – WEDNESDAY: Arrive by 14h00. Drakensberg Boys Choir (dependent upon their annual programme)...

Top Things To Do in the Northern Drakensberg

Northern Drakensberg
A collection of must-do; activities recommended by  long-time local residents  eager for you to get the most out of your Northern Berg holiday. 1.Chris’s Favourite Package at All Out Adventures: All Out Adventures is centrally located to all the accommodation venues. The Chris’s Favourite Package...

Afternoon Sunset Boat Cruise at Spion Kop Lodge

Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Afternoon excursion on the Spion Kop Dam in Kwazulu-Natal, comprising a relaxed afternoon sitting in the boat, viewing game and enjoy sunset refreshments. Spion Kop Lodge Sunset Boat Cruise The meeting point is at Spion Kop Lodge in scenic KwaZulu-Natal, from where we get into the...

Mountain Biking and Trail Running in the Central Drakensberg

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, Cathkin Park, South Africa
Beautiful hand-cut single-tracks covering meandering grassland and steep terrain. Obtain your riding permit from the Adventure Office. Ridgeline MTB R75 full day/ R200 multi-day pass (max. six days – non-transferable). Since January 2012, the Adventure Team started constructing beautiful hand-cut, single-track Mountain Biking trails on...

Ezulwini Berg Resort

1 Compound Road, Jagersrust
The peace and tranquillity of the Drakensberg awaits you at Ezulwini. Situated on the foothills of the Drakensberg, Ezulwini offers its guests breathtaking views of the Amphitheatre. Ezulwini is a Zulu word which means “heaven” – and our aim is to offer our guests a unique...

Monte Vista Guesthouse (Self-Catering)

Monte Vista Guest House, 53 Gilby Road, Estcourt, South Africa
Monte Vista Guesthouse is a four star graded and AA Superior registered bed and breakfast and self-catering establishment. Monte Vista Guesthouse is set in the tranquil residential area of Estcourt, with a large garden surrounded by oak trees which attracts many species of bird life....

Clivia Hill Self-Catering

D53, Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Clivia Hill is situated on Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal and offers self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting. The thatched guest cottage, which comfortably sleeps six adults, comprises a living area with open-plan...

Mafadi Summit Hike

Itchyfeet SA
Hike to the summit of South Africa’s highest point – Mafadi Peak, Drakensberg. Day 1 – Injisuthi Hutted Camp to Centenary Hut: Gear up and head for the trail. This is a longish day to the summit of the Little Berg. Comfortable camping at the...

Hiking in the Northern Drakensberg

Alpine Heath Resort, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A one-day hiking experience at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg. Opt for one of our 4 hiking trails; Yellowwood Forest Trail, Alpine Cascades, Alpine Ridge and Knoll & River Meander. This portion of the KwaZulu-Natal Northern Drakensberg is dominated by the peaks from...

Drakensview Self-Catering Cottages

Hillside Farm, R600, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal
Drakensview Self-Catering Cottages are set on a hillside and offer superb uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg. These self-contained units are modern and tastefully decorated, providing an ideal option for those who prefer the flexibility of self-catering accommodation. Each suite comprises of a luxurious king size...

Scenic 4×4 Weekend Excursion

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...

Cathedral Peak Summit Hike

Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge facilitates a hike to the Mlambonja and Mdodelelo Wilderness area on a 19km return hike to the summit of Cathedral Peak.  This can be regarded as ‘extreme hiking’ on an ascent of 1,500m therefore fitness and endurance are required.  Challenging and rewarding!...

River and Rock

Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
A three-day “rock and river” expedition with guide. The itinerary comprises of a mixture of white water paddling, mountain walking and rock climbing in the Drakensberg, Tugela River and Harrismith regions. This is a three day outing starting on the rock around the town of...

Monks Cowl Golf Resort (Hotel)

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban, in the magnificent Champagne Valley. The Golf Resort is next door to Champagne Sports and Racket and adjoining the popular Cathkin...

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate Weddings and Conferences

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate, R600, Winterton
Wine tasting, private functions, weddings, deli and cuisine and art in the Central Drakensberg. The Central Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The peaks of Cathedral, Cathkin, Dragon Peaks, and Champagne Castle jut out from the plateau ridge over...

Abseiling at Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg
Abseil down a 25m rock face in the Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg. Chicken Hill, where the abseiling takes place, is approximately a 20 minute hike from our office. All the gear is provided.

The Cavern Resort and Spa

End of D119, Bergville District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Cavern Resort and Spa has been introducing overseas and South African visitors to the joys of mountain holidays for many years. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on a private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site. This stunning...

Hot Air Balloon Flights

Central Drakensberg, Midlands Meander, Southern Midlands and Clarens or Parys.
An exhilarating Hot Air Ballooning adventure in the central Drakensberg (Champagne Valley), the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands or Tala Game Reserve near Pietermaritzburg. The duration of the entire adventure is about four hours and includes breakfast. Start your adventure by meeting us at sunrise. Watch the pilot...

Ladysmith Motel cc

Lot 3134 Old Durban Road, Ladysmith
Ladysmith Motel is situated at the entrance to Ladysmith when you enter the town from Durban. We have been under the present ownership for the last 17 years and the business has seen significant growth in the last 5 years. We can accommodate a total...

Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort (Self-Catering)

Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Do you have fond memories of visiting a farm when you were a child? Do you remember the freedom, the fresh air, the simplicity of life, the peacefulness and the wide open spaces? Do you wish you could visit a place like that again? Do...

Berg Rider

Northern Drakensberg
Just four hours from Johannesburg and three from Durban, our Drakensberg Mountain Biker weekender is a lodge-to-lodge facilitated MTB tour, combining sublime single-track with majestic mountain views. Advanced riders looking for a challenge can expect some testing climbs and technical descents. We tailor tour options...

Graceland Guesthouse and Self-Catering Cottages

D160 off R600,Champagne Valley,Winterton,KZN,3340
Graceland Guesthouse and Self-Catering Cottages offers a view to die for! Graceland has spectacular views of the valley and mountains, often described as “God’s Window”. Relax, forget and enjoy the absolute peace and tranquillity in this spectacular piece of paradise. Enjoy our comfortable accommodation in...

The Northern Horse

Montusi Estate, Off D119, Bergville, 3350
The Northern Horse provides an equine experience of a lifetime in the Northern Drakensberg! Climb mountains, ford rivers and race over plains atop hardy mountain horses and ponies and enjoy unspoilt scenery in the foothills of this World Heritage Site. Rides vary in length and...

Drakensberg Scootours

Dragon Peaks Park,R600 via Winterton,Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg,Kwa-Zulu Natal
Downhill fun for everyone! Roll 4.5km downhill on the monster mountain scooter. This is a true mountain activity imported from the Swiss Alps,a first in South Africa! A game drive vehicle takes you and your scooter to the top of the mountain. After a briefing...

Spa Experience in the Northern Drakensberg

Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre, Bergville, South Africa
A one-day spa experience at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg. A day of pampering and relaxation at the Be Spoilt Spa… If you are in a romantic mood, you can book the Adam and Eve Package. You and your loved one will enjoy...

Wits End Mountain Resort (Self-Catering)

Wits End Mountain Chalets, On R600,Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg
Wits End has a wedding and function centre, ideal for dinner theatres, music evenings and weddings. Chalet accommodation on a self-catering or B&B basis is also available. Groups can be fully catered by arrangement. The chalets have verandas with spectacular mountain views and individual braai...

Golf at Goodersons Monks Cowl Golf Resort

Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
9 hole golf course with 18 tees and accommodation with 34 superior rooms and eight four-sleeper self-catering units. Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from...

Clivia Hill B&B

D53, Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Clivia Hill is situated on Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal and offers self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting. The thatched guest cottage, which comfortably sleeps six adults, comprises a living area with open-plan...

Unforgettable Conferencing and Unique Team Building at Alpine Heath Resort

Alpine Heath Resort, Northern Drakensberg Resorts District, Bergville
Host your meetings or year-end functions at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg. Having a variety of conference rooms at the resort also means there is never a need to rush your event because the room needs to be used for another function. We...

Drakensberg Mountain Bike Trails – Experienced MTB Riders

Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
One or two day mountain biking trails in the Northern Drakensberg. Over 100km of mountain biking trail to explore, experienced rider can enjoy 30km on day 1 and 25km trail on day 2. Day 1: Berghouse Trail and Wanhoop – 30km. This trail leaves the Adventure...

White Water Tubing at Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre
Tube down the “fun section” of the Sterkspruit River! Tube down a class 2 section on the Sterkspruit River. The river/spruit runs past our office and we walk to the put-in. There is a small weir where we usually expect fun and games depending on...

Didima Resort San Art Centre

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Didima Resort, Giants Castle Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Didima Resort offer various activities comprising of  hiking, mountaineering, trout fishing, horse riding, and helicopter flights can be organised in and around Didima Resort. The highlight of a weekend experience at Didima is a visit to the San Rock Art Centre, here one can enjoy...

Cathedral Peak Hotel

1 Cathedral Peak Drive, Drakensberg, KZN 3340
Family owned four star Cathedral Peak Hotel offers unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains within a World Heritage Site. The resort hotel offers an exceptional leisure experience where the mountain scenery is complemented by sumptuous buffet meals, warm hospitality and an extensive range of facilities...

Winterton Country Lodge @ RoseCottage

Winterton Country Lodge @ RoseCottage, 2km from Winterton on R600 towards Ladysmith
The Best B&B by the Berg! Abundant birdlife in a paradise like garden , with huge trees, lies this gem! Every unit uniquely decorated, some very luxurious and some quaint & rustic. Wholesome breakfasts and fresh homecooked dinnerson pre-booking only available in the charming dining...

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate, R600, Winterton
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate offers exclusive and exceptional wedding ceremonies amidst the manicured vineyards overlooking the Central Drakensberg. The venue boasts an ambience of tranquillity within country surroundings and accommodates a wide variety of tastes. The spectacular Drakensberg backdrop makes an unforgettable setting for your...

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Northern Drakensberg,KwaZulu-Natal
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is situated on a plateau in the Northern Drakensberg,overlooking the majestic Amphitheatre and Malts. Many have said that the spectacular views are unsurpassed. This is a place to relax,unwind and take stock. A place to rejuvenate. A place to regain peace. Home-style...

Ama Casa Cottages

Our cottages are situated in the Champagne Valley area of the Central Drakensberg Mountains with spectacular panoramic views of the Champagne and Cathkin Peaks. The 6-sleeper unit, Sunbird, has 3 fully en-suite bedrooms, each with its own DStv and incredible mountain views. There is a 6-seater...

Afternoon Game Drive at Spion Kop Lodge

Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Afternoon excursion to the Spion Kop Nature Reserve comprising game viewing and sunset refreshments. SPION KOP GAME DRIVE The meeting point is at Spion Kop Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, from where the vehicles leave to travel to the reserve next to the Lodge. The reserve is approximately...

Berg Backpackers

Glen Gray Farm, Okhahlamba
Make yourself at home at Berg Backpackers, where you’ll find a haven for weary travellers with  en-suite bedrooms. Situated in the Central Drakensberg on a private game farm, the vibe is relaxed, comfortable and easy as. Mountains hover in the distance while spectacular sunsets pour...

Toplodge

Toplodge
Tucked away high in the Mont-Aux-Sources district of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, situated between and above The Cavern and Alpine Heath, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, you’ll find Toplodge. Toplodge offers the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary accessible only by...

57 on Lorne Guesthouse

57 Lorne Street, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
57 on Lorne Guesthouse is a newly renovated 1920’s style house situated in Estcourt, offering quaint, warm and comfortable accommodation with our five en-suite double bedrooms with facilities catering for the physically disabled, lock up garages, air-conditioning and heating, DStv and free WiFi.

Acorn Cottages

Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Acorn Cottages – small, tranquil and affordable. Self-catering cottages, two bed and breakfast rooms, looking up onto Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. You are surrounded by beauty throughout the year. All our units have televisions with DStv channels, fire places and wall heaters. If you...

Cedar Garden Self-Catering

1 Polo Way, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Cedar Garden is a spacious, well-appointed home set in a large, tranquil garden in the popular village of Underberg. Our bed and breakfast and self-catering units are the perfect base from which to explore the Southern Drakensberg. Enjoy the heart of South Africa’s most scenic...

Three-Day Wild Horses Lodge Experience

Amanzi Amakhulu Estate, Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith
Fly Fishing with a field guide on the Sterkfontein Dam; Game viewing on the Wild Horses Lodge’s luxury 29ft Sea Ray and Hiking in the mountains with a packed lunch and bird book. Day One: The lodge has contact with many experienced fishing guides who,...

Hlahlanathi Berg Resort

Tucked away in a valley, shadowed by a mighty mountain is one such place. On the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg you will find us, Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort. Beautifully set in the Natal Drakensberg, with serviced chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela...

Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort Self-Catering

R600, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Nestled deep in the beautiful Champagne Valley, the rugged heart of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, lies our 1000 acre wilderness estate with four dams bordering the Okhahlamba World Heritage Site; the perfect venue for families, nature lovers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and mountaineers alike. The...

Clivia Hill Guest Cottage

6 D 53, Champagne Valley; Central Drakensberg
Self catering and bed & breakfast cottage, on the edge of Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg. The thatched guest cottage comprises a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower-room adjacent or en suite. The...

All out Adventure Centre Experience

Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
A two day adventure package in Northern Drakensberg offering quad biking tour, cable tour, 17m free fall king swing, zip line, paintball, bungee bounce and flying trapeze. Day 1: 9:30 Adventure Quad Tour: 15km Guided ride through Montusi Gorge, Rocky Pass and the Waterfall Challenge....

Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort (Camping)

Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Do you have fond memories of visiting a farm when you were a child? Do you remember the freedom, the fresh air, the simplicity of life, the peacefulness and the wide open spaces? Do you wish you could visit a place like that again? Do...

Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort Camping

R600, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Nestled deep in the beautiful Champagne Valley, the rugged heart of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, lies our 1000 acre wilderness estate with four dams bordering the Okhahlamba World Heritage Site; the perfect venue for families, nature lovers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and mountaineers alike. The...

WOWZULU Emazizini

Thuthuka Mazizi Bakery Co-Operative, Okhahlamba Municipality
WOWZULU is a responsible tourism offer that provides authentic community experiences in Emazizini in the northern Drakensberg. The experiences range from tractor-trailer rides up the mountain, to craft lessons with mastercraftswomen and guided village walks and immersions. Join us for a truly meaningful and alternative...

Rock Climbing at Swinburne and Eagle Mountain

Harrismith and Swinburne, Free State
Swinburne and Eagle Mountain, two very well-known climbing areas in South Africa, are very accessible and friendly towards beginners and those that enjoy climbing moderate graded routes. Climbing is an authentic activity on real rock, with chalk on your hands, real rubber on your feet...

Champagne Sports Resort

1397 Winterton Road, R600, Central Drakensberg
Situated in the Central Drakensberg at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg Mountain range, just 3.5/4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban, Champagne Sports Resort is the perfect haven for a relaxing leisure getaway or an unforgettable conference with a difference. Champagne...

Half-day Spion Kop Battlefield Tour

Spionkop Lodge, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Four-hour Tour of the Battlefield. Relive the memories and walk in the footsteps of three great leaders, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Gen. Louis Botha. Discover a story in history on which the sun never sets. Meet at Spion Kop Lodge for the Spion Kop...

Hlahlanathi Berg Resort – self catering

Tucked away in a valley, shadowed by a mighty mountain is one such place. On the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg you will find us, Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort. Beautifully set in the Natal Drakensberg, with serviced chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela...

Central Drakensberg Information and Booking Centre

Thokozisa Centre, R600, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The Central Drakensberg Information and Booking Centre is a privately owned and managed business concentrating on sourcing and booking a whole spectrum of accommodation requirements for both local and overseas tourists within Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal. Our offices are situated at the Thokozisa complex at...

Cedar Garden B&B

1 Polo Way, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Cedar Garden is a spacious, well-appointed home set in a large, tranquil garden in the popular village of Underberg. Our bed and breakfast and self-catering units are the perfect base from which to explore the Southern Drakensberg. Enjoy the heart of South Africa’s most scenic...

Mount Everest Game Farm

Mount Everest Guest Farm, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Mount Everest is a Free State game farm with many species of game, including buffalo, lechwe, zebra and springbuck among others. Accommodation is provided in rustic log cabins or thatch roof and brick buildings, scattered all over the farm. All chalets are self-catering, with braai...

Game viewing and more at Mount Everest

Mount Everest Guest Farm
Game drives, hiking and horse riding at Mount Everest Game Farm in the Free State. Surrounded by beautiful nature is guaranteed to restore your sense of inner peace and leave you wanting to see more. A perfect getaway from the stress of the rat race...

iKhayalamafu Mountain Hideaway

iKhayalamafu Mountain Hideaway and Private Nature Reserve, Wostijn No. 2, Portion 10, Cathkin Park
We have two secluded, fully equipped cabins set high in the Monks Cowl Reserve of the Central Drakensberg (higher in the Champagne Valley than any other establishment). Step from your cabin into the Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site and walk beneath the majestic Cathkin Peak and...

Tugela River Trio

Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Kayaking or rafting three different one-day stretches of the Tugela River. Day 1 – Bergville to Spioenkop Dam: This is our flag ship route! Your typical one-day outing and you’re looking at five to six hours on the water. It is surprisingly big, fast, continuous and friendly...

Kiddies Adventures at Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Central Drakensberg
A quick stop to a half day of kiddies adventures including: Kiddies Zip (age 2 to 7 years old); Tree Climb (minimum age of 4 years old) and Target Shooting (minimum age of 2 years old). Kiddies zip: Our guides clip the harnessed child onto...

Three Tree Hill Lodge

Three Trees at Spioenkop, D564, Off R616 Between Bergville & N3, Ladysmith
Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Trees at Spioenkop (also known as Three Tree Hill lodge). This eco-friendly lodge, which is Fair Trade in Tourism and Green...

Dragon Peaks Horse Trails

R600, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”  Winston Churchill Enjoy a unique opportunity to interact with a powerful yet gentle animal on trails in the spectacular Champagne Valley with Dragon Peaks Horse Trails. We...

The Mountains are Calling

D119, Old Cavernberg Road, Jagersrust, Northern Drakensberg, 3354
A three-night stay at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg, experiencing all it has to offer. Day 1: Friday – Be greeted by the most welcoming face in the Drakensberg! After settling into your chalet you might be feeling a little peckish, therefore the...

Team Building at Mount Everest

Mount Everest Guest Farm, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Mount Everest Guest Farm is an ideal team building venue for corporate, school and private groups. We provide for, and meet every need of our clients to ensure satisfaction. In our team building activities, we focus on: Creating the right motivational environment for the team...

Monte Vista Guesthouse (B&B)

Monte Vista Guest House, 53 Gilby Road, Estcourt, South Africa
Monte Vista Guesthouse is a four star graded and AA Superior registered bed and breakfast and self-catering establishment. Monte Vista Guesthouse is set in the tranquil residential area of Estcourt, with a large garden surrounded by oak trees which attracts many species of bird life....

Giants Cup Slackpacker

This three-day Southern Drakensberg ‘slackpacking’ experience follows the clearly designated Giants Cup hiking trail, overnight stays in comfortable lodges.  With no major ascents, it is well suited to groups of friends or families that are too daunted by the daily ascents of an average berg...

Dumbe Self-Catering Chalets

Scheepershoek Farm, Northern Drakensberg, 9880
Dumbe self-catering chalets is located where the Voortrekkers entered KwaZulu-Natal on their trek to the Drakensberg, an escarpment of history. These stone and thatch 6-sleeper and 2-sleeper chalets offer accommodation with breathtaking views of times gone by. Dumbe number one (6-sleeper) has solar power and...

The Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The lodge is found on a stunning 300 hectares of land near the foot of the Amphitheatre and Cathedral Peak. The Mpande River weaves through the lands. The lodge is a base from which you can explore different sections and all the highlights of the...

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Champagne Castle Adventures offer various adventure activities such as: Abseiling; White Water Tubing; Mountain Biking; Zip-lining; King Swing and Kiddies Adventures. Activities range from 1 hour to 7 hours. The adventure centre provides enough range to entertain the family for up to 5 days. Champagne...

Wild Horses Exclusive Mountain Lodge

Amanzi Amakhulu Estate, Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith, 9880
Welcome To The Wild Horses Guest Lodge, city dwellers in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban have, at their doorstep, a gem of a hideaway mountain retreat. Occupying pride of place within the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, Wild Horses Lodge is a Sandstone villa facing the breathtaking expanse of...

Outdoor Adventure at Mount Everest

Cme and experience abseiling, rapp jumping, rock climbing and paintball at Mount Everest Game Farm in the Free State. Abseiling and Rapp jumping (the process of descending a fixed rope in a standing position while facing the ground): Abseiling and rapp jumping need to be...

Cathkin Park Reservations

Cathkin Park, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
“One call does it all!” Your one call to Cathkin Park Reservations will assist you with information and bookings for all the leading hotels, exclusive lodges and B&B’s.

Mnweni-Rockeries Circuit

Mnweni Cultural & Hiking Centre, Mabhulesini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
This hiking outing takes between  four to five days in the  spectacular Mnweni area of the Drakensberg. A four to five day hiking outing in the Drakensberg’s beautiful Mnweni area. Even though the whole length of the Drakensberg is superb for mountain walking (hiking), Mnweni...

Tugela River Duo

Upper Tugela River (Winterton, Central Drakensberg)
This is a two-day outing on two different sections of the Tugela River. The first is a full-day outing above Spioenkop Dam and the second day below it. Day 1 – Tugela River Above Spioenkop Dam Although situated on the lesser known sections of the Tugela...

Ashtonville Terraces Guest House

76 Albert Street, Estcourt
Ashtonville Terrace is a stately home built in the 1880’s and has served as a loving home for over 100 years. We offer an eclectic mix of Victoriana meets Afro-chic, and all six en-suite rooms reflect the diverse colours of this beautiful part of South...

Linglela Lodge (B&B)

Klipplaatsdrift farm, Ntabamhlope Road, Estcourt
Linglela Lodge is situated on a smallholding, right next to the N3 Highway, at the Estcourt/Wembezi off ramp. We have 10 en suite rooms and 2 selfcatering chalets. Linglela Lodge cater for Weddings, Functions, & Conferences. The hall can accommodate max 300 people. Linglela Lodge...

Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort

Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Nestled in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg, Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort boasts many onsite facilities for all to enjoy! Hikers can enjoy close access to the mountains, and for the adventure sports fans, our newly built mountain bike and BMX track is...

Make your Dream Wedding a Reality

Alpine Heath Resort, Northern Drakensberg Resorts District, Bergville
Host your wedding at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg. The natural grandeur of the Drakensberg exudes serenity. Set in the heart of the majestic Northern Drakensberg, Alpine Heath Resort is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier resort destinations. Each of the...

Nzima B&B

42 Gilby Road, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
Nzima B&B is located at 42 Gilby Road, Estcourt. Nzima B&B is two minutes away from the Spar centre, which is host to Wimpy and Spar as well as a bottle store. It is five minutes away from Estcourt town. Nzima B&B is your perfect...

Drakensberg Chocolate Memories

Cathkin Valley, Central Drakensberg
The family-owned Chocolate Factory, located in the picturesque Central Drakensberg, manufactures luxury chocolate bars daily. Free samples are offered in the “Chocolate Bar” along with other decadent delights. The “Chocolate Bar” offers you the chance to sample the chocolates manufactured by Drakensberg Chocolate Memories every...

River, Rock and Mountain

Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
This four-day outing consists of an activity-filled outdoors package in the picturesque Drakensberg region, spending time on the river, rock and mountains. One option is to start on the crags around Harrismith and then make your way down the escarpment towards the Tugela River and...

Experience the Taste of Alpine

Alpine Heath Resort, Northern Drakensberg Resorts District, Bergville
Savour some scrumptious offerings at the Alpine Heath Resort’s onsite eateries. Hungry patrons can enjoy the culinary delights of the resort’s La Gruyères Restaurant, or as you might be feeling a little peckish in the afternoon, a snack menu is available at The Tavern Bar...

Horse Trails in the Drakensberg

Ushaka Horse trails
One hour to full-day horse riding trails in the Drakensberg – dependent on choice – four to 40kms of trails. We are located in Champagne Valley,  D53 towards Bell Park Dam. On the R600, about 5km after Thokozisa, turn right onto the D53. Travel for about 5km...

Drakensberg Canopy Tour

R600 opposite Drakensberg Sun, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Experience nature like never before as you slide through the forest canopy and enjoy a unique bird’s eye view of the world around you. Set within the magnificent Blue Grotto Forest, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour® is guaranteed to take your breath away. The forest is home to...

The Legendary Tugela River Canyon

Tugela River (Colenso to Weenen area) KwaZulu-Natal
This Tugela River paddle over three days and two nights covers one of South Africa’s best stretches of white water. Covering one of the best stretches of white water in South Africa, this paddle is great for both rafting and kayaking. We approach the canyon...

Drakensberg Mountain Bike Trails – Intermediate MTB Riders

Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
One or two day mountain biking trails in Northern Drakensberg. Over 100km of mountain biking trail to explore, intermediate riders can enjoy 15km on day one and 17km trail on day two. Day 1: Montusi Gorge Trail – 17km The trail leaves the Adventure Centre and...

Wits End Mountain Resort (B&B)

Wits End Mountain Chalets, On R600,Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg
Wits End has a wedding and function centre, ideal for dinner theatres, music evenings and weddings. Chalet accommodation on a self-catering or B&B basis is also available. Groups can be fully catered by arrangement. The chalets have verandas with spectacular mountain views and individual braai...

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Montusi Mountain Lodge, , Onverwacht Farm, Off D119, Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Montusi Mountain Lodge is situated on a 1000 hectare conservation estate in the unspoilt Northern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal. The majestic Amphitheatre mountain provides a spectacular backdrop to this undeveloped valley.  The focus of the lodge is space, comfort and peace:  the panoramic mountain vistas and...

Easby B&B

R616, Bergville, South Africa
Easby B&B has clean, comfortable, cosy accommodation which is close to the Northern and Central Drakensberg as well as historical sights. The house has a history extending over 100 years. The atmosphere generated by this beautiful dwelling is coupled with stunning views to create an experience...

Cathedral Peak Hotel

1 Cathedral Peak Drive, Drakensberg, KZN 3340
Family owned four star Cathedral Peak Hotel offers unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains within a World Heritage Site. The resort hotel offers an exceptional leisure experience where the mountain scenery is complemented by sumptuous buffet meals, warm hospitality and an extensive range of facilities...

The Cavern Resort and Spa (Spa)

End of D119, Bergville District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Cavern Resort and Spa has been introducing overseas and South African visitors to the joys of mountain holidays for many years. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on a private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site. This stunning...

Drakensberg Overnight Horse Trail

Dragon Peaks, R600, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
A two day (overnight) horse riding trail in Central Drakensberg for experienced riders. Canopy Tour and San Art viewing included. Day 1: Arrive at trail centre by 9am. Meet your guide and your horse. An introductory lecture will be given. Depart on horseback to Drakensberg...

Tugela River Lodge

R600, halfway between Winterton and Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal
Tugela River Lodge is a rustic self catering bush camp on the banks of the Tugela River. Thatch and stone cottages with decks overlooking the river, provide a base for many fun activities on site. Fishing, swimming, paddling and tubing, trail running and MTBing through...

Wits End Mountain Resort (Weddings & Conferences)

Wits End Mountain Chalets, On R600,Champagne Valley,Central Drakensberg
Wits End has a wedding and function centre, ideal for dinner theatres, music evenings and weddings. Chalet accommodation on a self-catering or B&B basis is also available. Groups can be fully catered by arrangement. The chalets have verandas with spectacular mountain views and individual braai...

Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift: Full-Day Anglo-Zulu Battlefield Tour

Isandlwana, Nhloya, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A full-day tour of the famous Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battles, where the British saved the colours after a brave fight, awarding 11 Victoria Crosses to the courageous soldiers. You can relive historical battles of the past. The Full-Day Excursion departs from Spion Kop Lodge...

Cathkin Cottage B&B

1 Yellowwood Drive (Bergview Private Estate), Champagne Valley, KwaZulu-Natal
Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort in the heart of Champagne Valley and is in close proximity to all local attractions and restaurants, with many hikes starting from the Cottage. It is a mere 5 km drive from...

Drakensberg Bush Lodge

Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Central Drakensberg, on a private game reserve lies Drakensberg Bush Lodge. We have provided every facility for an unforgettable family holiday. Drakensberg Bush Lodge is four hours from Johannesburg and only two and a half hours from Durban. Drakensberg Bush Lodge...

Linglela Lodge (Self-Catering)

Klipplaatsdrift farm, Ntabamhlope Road, Estcourt
Linglela Lodge is situated on a smallholding, right next to the N3 Highway, at the Estcourt/Wembezi off ramp. We have 10 en suite rooms and 2 selfcatering chalets. Linglela Lodge cater for Weddings, Functions, & Conferences. The hall can accommodate max 300 people. Linglela Lodge...

Accommodation at Treks, Trips and Trails

Plot 17, Bergvlei Farm, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg,KwaZulu-Natal
Treks, Trips and Trails accommodation consists of two self-catering chalets with superb views overlooking the Bell Park Dam with the Cathkin and Champagne Castle peaks of the Central Drakensberg range in the background. Bergvlei is six-sleeper thatched cottage with a double en-suite downstairs (bath bathroom)....

Amphitheatre Heritage Hike with Active Escapes

Beaconvlei Farm, Balgowan, Lidgetton West
A three-day slack packing trail from the Northern Drakensberg to the top of the Drakensberg escarpment and Tugela Falls. Hike Day 1: Cavern Berg Hotel to Witsies Lodge 11km / 5.5 – 6.5 hrs/ 689m Ascent. Today’s hike commences with a fairly stiff climb via...

Sungubala Eco Camp

Sungubala Eco Camp, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sungubala Eco Camp is a 30 bed self-catering camp set in a pristine valley in the Northern Drakensberg.

Ihophe Cottage

Dingaans Retreat, Champagne Valley, Winterton
Nestled in the peaceful Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, you will find Ihophe Cottage. The double storey thatched cottage boasts unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Dragons Back, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn, second to none. The cottage sleeps six people in three double rooms, two with queen size...

Horse Riding in the Northern Drakensberg

Alpine Heath Resort, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A one-day horse riding experience at Alpine Heath Resort in the Northern Drakensberg. Opt for either a one- or two-hour out ride on horseback.

Linglela Lodge (Weddings & Conferences)

Klipplaatsdrift farm, Ntabamhlope Road, Estcourt
Linglela Lodge is situated on a smallholding, right next to the N3 Highway, at the Estcourt/Wembezi off ramp. We have 10 en suite rooms and 2 selfcatering chalets. Linglela Lodge caters for Weddings, Functions & Conferences. The hall can accommodate max 300 people. Linglela Lodge...

Drakensberg Trails Escapes

Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
A weekend of mountain biking in the Northern Drakensberg on the world renowned Drakensberg Trails Network. A package that includes accommodation, meals and the best riding you will ever do. Package includes: Two nights’ accommodation Meals from lunch on arrival day to lunch on departure...

The Nest Hotel

off R600, Winterton
The Nest Hotel is a delightful family run country hotel situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since opening our doors in 1933, we have built up a loyal following of guests who return year after year to...

Drakensberg Ballooning

Glen Gray Farm, Winterton
Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg. We are the only hot air balloon company based in KwaZulu-Natal and can fly on short notice. Two passengers...

Monks Cowl Golf Resort (Self-Catering)

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban, in the magnificent Champagne Valley. The Golf Resort is next door to Champagne Sports and Racket and adjoining the popular Cathkin...

Clivia Hill Guest Cottage – self catering

6 D 53, Champagne Valley; Central Drakensberg
Self catering cottage, on the edge of Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg. The thatched guest cottage comprises a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower-room adjacent or en suite. The two upper bedrooms open...
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