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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