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Dragon Mountains, the barrier of spears

The Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. This mountain wilderness, bordering Lesotho, is a vast national park boasting the highest mountain range in South Africa. Known to the Zulus as the `Barrier of Spears’, the Drakensberg mountain range is truly a spectacular part of the world.

A mountain range over 200 kilometres in length and over 3300m at the highest points, these majestic mountains are the source of hundreds of hiking trails, ranging from short 30 minute walks to 5 and 6 day hikes covering over 65km’s. For those that are not up to hiking, there are horse riding, mountain biking and 4×4 trails galore, as well as white water rafting, abseiling, mountain climbing and fly fishing.

If its snow you want, then the Drakensberg is definitely the place to be in winter. With snowfalls over the majority of the Berg during the winter months; building snowmen and making snow angels are high on the list of winter family fun. Challenging 4×4 routes through the mountains will get you higher up and into the thicker snow. Pack a picnic of hot chocolate and sweet treats and head for the hills for a day of majestic scenic views, snowball fights and loads of fun. Don’t forget to pack the gloves!

So, for a room with a view and a getaway from the bustle of city life, escape to the Drakensberg.

Drakensberg Map

Mid-Summer temperatures: 16 to 31°C
Mid-Winter temperatures: 4 to 22°C

Towns

Bergville – Winterton – Himeville – Underberg

Places to Visit

  • Cathedral Peak Wine Estate

  • Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

  • Drakensberg Amphitheatre

  • Drakensberg Canopy Tours

  • Falcon Ridge

  • Marutswa Forest Trail and Bird Watching

  • Sani Pass

  • Tugela Falls

Drakenberg Boys Choir

Drakenberg Boys' Choir

The Drakensberg Boys Choir is synonymous with high-energy performances. Join us for an afternoon of guaranteed entertainment at one of our Wednesday concerts.

Fly-fishing

The Drakensberg affords more fly-fishing opportunities than any other area in South Africa!

Hiking

Hiking

The Drakensberg offers superb hiking opportunities to all, young and old, fit and unfit. From short rambles to overnight hiking.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Taking in the Drakensberg scenery and surrounds on horse-back is a wonderful way to explore the beautiful countryside and experience this region.

Annual Events

  • Sani2C

  • Safire Berg 100

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