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Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve

Goschen Farm, Kwa Sani, KwaZulu-Natal
Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve™, the premier wild-trout flyfishing destination in Southern Africa, is a registered site of Conservation Significance (site no 49). Home to prolific wildlife and waterfowl, it has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet” (R. Kirby). With...

Eagles Rock Mountain Retreat

Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The Saunders Family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains (part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site), near Underberg and Himeville. Only 7,7km out of Underberg on the Drakensberg Gardens Road, Eagles’...

Mountain Passes and Culture Tour Into Lesotho

Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa
Three day and two night Lesotho experience: Entering Lesotho via the famous Sani Pass and visiting other well-known Lesotho sites around the Eastern and Western highlands of Lesotho, to exit at Ramatislitso Gate border post, in the Eastern Cape.   **Runs with a minimum of 4...

Khanti Bushman Painting Hike (Birding)

Birds and Beyond Tours
A six-hour hike with renowned birding expert Stuart McLean to the Khanti Bushman paintings in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park near Himeville and Sani Pass. This hike to ‘The Marching Men’ paintings takes you on a moderate to steep climb of 300m over 7km into the...

About Southern Drakensberg Tourism

For adventurous visitors to the Southern Drakensberg, there are Sani Passtours, hiking, rock art visits, horse riding, tubing or canoeing, fly-fishing and mountain biking. For the more laid back, relax at various spots like Kenmo Lake, taking in scenery with a picnic, at a tea-garden or outdoor eatery, farm stall or the cheesery. Or simply do nothing, soaking up the tranquillity that rejuvenates body and soul, be it with a good book or not, or be pampered at a local health spa.

You’ll see nature in all her beauty here. The area is home to the internationally known Sani Pass, a must, and unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. Bounded in the west by the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site on the border with Lesotho, history, natural splendour and biodiversity abounds. You’ll discover Himeville Museum, deemed one of the best rural museums in South Africa. San Rock Art, animal, flowers and bird-life like the Oribi, Eland, ice rats and high altitude species of wild flowers, Mountain Rheebuck, Lammegeier (Bearded Vulture), Drakensberg Siskin, Drakensberg Rockjumper are just some of the interesting things to see here.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the question of where to stay. Offerings vary from five-star opulence in country manor style, to landmark hotels and resorts, the personal touches of owner-run B&B or self-catering cottages, to backpacker lodges and camping for the young at heart.

The dining options in the Southern Drakensburg mirror the relaxed, scenic environment in which they are located. Local eateries vary from take-away, casual café or bistro, tea-garden or petting-zoo, sports-bar or pizzeria, casual on-site restaurants at resorts, club or country hotels, to five-star cuisine for the most discerning. It’s a real culinary adventure.

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What’s in Southern Drakensberg Tourism

Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve

Goschen Farm, Kwa Sani, KwaZulu-Natal
Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve™, the premier wild-trout flyfishing destination in Southern Africa, is a registered site of Conservation Significance (site no 49). Home to prolific wildlife and waterfowl, it has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet” (R. Kirby). With...

Eagles Rock Mountain Retreat

Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The Saunders Family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains (part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site), near Underberg and Himeville. Only 7,7km out of Underberg on the Drakensberg Gardens Road, Eagles’...

Mountain Passes and Culture Tour Into Lesotho

Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa
Three day and two night Lesotho experience: Entering Lesotho via the famous Sani Pass and visiting other well-known Lesotho sites around the Eastern and Western highlands of Lesotho, to exit at Ramatislitso Gate border post, in the Eastern Cape.   **Runs with a minimum of 4...

Khanti Bushman Painting Hike (Birding)

Birds and Beyond Tours
A six-hour hike with renowned birding expert Stuart McLean to the Khanti Bushman paintings in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park near Himeville and Sani Pass. This hike to ‘The Marching Men’ paintings takes you on a moderate to steep climb of 300m over 7km into the...

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...

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...

Willowbrooke Cottage

Cobham Road, Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal
Willowbrooke is a self-catering up market country cottage that sleeps up to seven guests and is six kilometers from Underberg. We offer guests a comfortable, unforgettable experience in a fully equipped and serviced self-catering cottage with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Willowbrooke is situated on...

Twin Springs

Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The Saunders family welcome you to Twin Springs for an idyllic and relaxing getaway in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to all the amenities of the small towns of Underberg and...

Yellowwood Cottage

8 Mackenzie Street, Himeville ,3256
You will feel at home in one of our four rooms, each with its own bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have their own entrance and are heated with panel heaters. There are family room options, double rooms and twin accommodation. There are...

Gliding – Powerless Flight in the Southern Drakensberg

Southern Drakensberg
Introductory flight into gliding to experience the exhilarating sensation of powerless flight over the majestic Southern Drakensberg. Drakensberg Soaring Club, located on the farm Utopia outside Underberg, has two gliders each capable of accommodating one passenger. An experienced pilot instructor will accompany you on your...

Wild Sky Paragliding

Wild Sky Lodge, Alexander road, Portion 6 of Sylvia farm no 4853, Bulwer, 3244
Half-day Tandem Instructional Paragliding flight excursion or two-day Paragliding introduction course. Half-day Tandem Instructional Flight Experience: The meeting point is at Wild Sky lodge in Bulwer, Southern Drakensberg. Camp or stay over in backpacker’s accommodation. This Tandem Instructional Paragliding requires no experience. It takes 30 minutes to drive...

Sani Pass and Southern Drakensberg Experience

Bergview Log Cabin, Underberg, South Africa
Full-day Sani Pass Tour, which includes a tour of a living Basotho village in Lesotho. Lunch at the highest pub in Africa. Accommodation provided at Bergview Log Cabin, Underberg. Day 1 Friday: Drive from Johannesburg or Durban to Southern Drakensberg, Underberg. Bergview, situated on the...

The Saga of the Sani Pass and Mokhotlong Tour into Lesotho

Sani Pass
Two day and one night Lesotho experience travelling via the famous Sani Pass and other famous Lesotho sites, to Mokhotlong for an overnight Lesotho experience. (This tour travels 60km into Lesotho and runs with a minimum of 4 people.) Day 1: Depart from Underberg (collection...

Full Day Sani Pass Tour into Lesotho

Shop no 22, Trout Walk Centre, Sani Rd, Underberg
A full day guided tour up the famous Sani Pass into Lesotho.  Lunch at the highest pub in Africa and an interesting home visit in a Basotho village. Guests meet at our offices in the Trout Walk Centre at 09h00, alternatively we can pick you...

Sani Pass Day Trips and Hiking in the Southern Drakensberg

Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Individualised guided trips focused on birding, flowers, the natural environment, rock art, Sani Pass and eastern Lesotho including cultural aspects. Itineraries are tailor-made but typically as follows: Day 1 –  Sani Pass trip to Sehonghong Valley (30km into Lesotho) focussing on natural and human environment,...

Horseback Adventure into Lesotho

Khotso Horse Trails, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Two- or three-day out rides into Lesotho on horseback. Meet us or stay with us at Khotso Farm, a working horse and sheep farm in the Southern Drakensberg. Here you will meet your guide and your steed before you are given a brief instruction in...

Horse Riding in the Southern Drakensberg

Khotso Accommodation & Horse Trails, Underberg, South Africa
Two- or three-hour horse riding experience through spectacular scenery, with the opportunity to see abundant birdlife and some game as well as enjoy fantastic views. Meet at our reception area on Khotso Farm, a working horse and sheep farm in the Southern Drakensberg. Here you...

Leisurely Weekend Breakaway in the Southern Drakensberg

Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat, Drakensberg Gardens Road
Spend a few leisurely days surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the Southern Drakensberg, away from the city hustle and bustle. The Saunders Family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains (part of...

Adventure Getaway for the Whole Family!

A resort in the Southern Drakensberg with a multitude of activities and facilities for all to enjoy whether it be adventure or relaxation. Nestled in the heart of the Southern Berg, Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort boasts many onsite facilities for all to enjoy! Activities...

Khanti Bushman Painting Hike

Birds and Beyond Tours
A six-hour hike with renowned birding expert Stuart McLean to the Khanti Bushman paintings in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park near Himeville and Sani Pass. This hike to ‘The Marching Men’ paintings takes you on a moderate to steep climb of 300m over 7km into the...

The Wine Gallery at Amazian Lodge

Coleford Road, Underberg/Southern Drakensberg
The Wine Gallery in the Southern Drakensberg offers an extensive range of private cellar wines and a food emporium. The Wine Gallery’s wine pairing takes place over lunch time, offering some of the finest private cellar wines and ports from the Cape region. This will...

Sani Pass Birding Tour

Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A full-day drive from Underberg and Himeville up the Sani Pass, with Stuart McLean to view the special birds of the Drakensberg and Eastern Highlands area of Lesotho. Day 1 – The Sani Pass: The Sani Pass features a great variety of southern African endemic birds....

Orchid Valley Lodge

Orchid Valley Lodge, Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Welcome to the wilderness shared between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Majestic mountains, rising to over 3000 metres above sea level, tower over the Umzimkulu River Valley. Home to eland – Africa’s largest antelope, and the lammergeier (bearded vulture), this is a...

Moorcroft Manor

Moorcroft Manor, Sani Road, Himeville, South Africa
Come to Moorcroft Manor to enjoy the gorgeous winter air, mountain views, exquisite home-cooked meals or just simply curl up with a good book in front of the open fireplace. Lose yourself in the sheer comfort of our kingsize beds, while enjoying the overall luxury...

Major Adventures

Underberg Inn Centre, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
“…The Sani Pass in the Southern Drakensberg of the province KwaZulu-Natal is regarded by many visitors as one of the most spectacular views in South Africa and is an experience not to be missed.” Walls of sandstone, cascading rivers and hair-raising bends are just some...

Dunford’s Loft

73 Thomas Street, Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal
Dunford’s Loft is situated in the village of Himeville in the Southern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal, five kilometers from Underberg. You will enjoy warm, friendly hospitality in a relaxed environment with unparalleled views of a World Heritage Site, the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park which is just kilometers away....

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...

Briar Lea Lodge

Cobham Road,Himeville,KwaZulu-Natal
Escape to the serenity of our 800 hectare farm. Come and unwind, relax and enjoy comfortable accommodation, abundant bird life, pretty gardens, gorgeous views, walks, picnicking and fishing in the dam or river. Briar Lea’s location also makes it an ideal overnight spot for those...

Birches and Willows Cottages

Scotston Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
In a quiet corner of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Park, with the cascading Umzimkulu river bounding one side and blue mountain sky the other, lies Birches and Willows Cottages. Designed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveller, Birches and Willows are luxuriously appointed and...
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