Attractions in the Drakensberg and KwaZulu Natal Midlands
Drakensberg is famous for its hiking routes, with trails for all abilities. In Southern and Central Drakensberg there are spectacular ancient rock art sites reflecting the beliefs of the indigenous San people. The mountains are also home to many nature reserves with waterfalls and abundant wildlife.
There are weavers, potters, woodcrafters, leather workers, artists, metalworkers, box makers, herb growers, cheese makers, beer brewers and so much more. Whatever you do dont miss out on the spectacular Mandela Capture Site
Giants Castle Game Reserve is home to many eland as well as the rare bearded vulture and is situated within the Central Drakensberg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.
Kamberg Nature Reserve is rich in San (or Bushmen) history and is without any doubt the best rock art site available for tourists to view. The beautiful Mooi River runs through the nature reserve, adding significantly to the Kamberg experience by adding fly-fishing to the list of activities
Weenen Game Reserve is a 5,000-ha protected area administered by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and covers an area of typical inland KwaZulu-Natal acacia savanna with occasional thickets. The reserve offers extensive game-viewing facilities, guided walks, environmental education, and three picnic sites.
The horse riding trails in the Zulu Waters Game Reserve provide incredible Drakensberg scenery and experiences The horse trail guides will take you through the reserve on a 2 hour ride where you will get up close and personal with precious game including rhinos, buffalo and plains game
The Drakensberg Mountains are blessed with some of the most magnificent trekking and hiking trails in the world. The Drakensberg offers easy hiking trails for young families through dense fern forests right through to extreme hiking trails to the summit of the Drakensberg Escarpment
The popular Drakensberg Boys Choir offers choir performances most Wednesdays ate 15:30. The Drakensberg Boys Choir and is synonymous with high-energy performances. Come and experience a spectacular display of talent and superb entertainment!
Come and see parts of the spectacular Drakensberg World Heritage Site that few others get to see. Take a one hour or a fifteen minute flight, sip a glass of bubbly on top of the Drakensberg peaks or enjoy a high altitude picnic. Let your imagination fly.
With 82 battlefields, museums, old fortifications and places of remembrance the Battlefield Route boasts the largest concentration of significant Battles and war related sites than anywhere in South Africa.
Highly recommended, the Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Open every day apart from Fridays, the "shows" are thrilling; highlighting the power, speed and intelligence of the birds.
Situated in an indigenous forest of the Central Drakensberg, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour awaits you. Boasting Africa’s first elevated rock face walkway with a good mix of both cliff face and treetop platforms, and cable slides over the forest up to 60 metres high,
A day spent riding on rocky mountain passes and through flowing water on a Quad Bike in the Drakensberg is a day that you will not soon forget. A Quad Biking adventure is a fun adrenaline pumping experience in the great outdoors
The Drakensberg offers 4x4 ofroading and trails that are amongst the best in the South Africa. Natural obstacles - steep slopes, rock steps, sand river crossings, mud shale slopes will challenge all 4x4 enthusiasts
The Tugela River starts it journey in the mighty Drakensberg where it plunges 947 metres down the Tugela Falls. This river is the largest in Kwa Zulu Natal and adventure seekers come here for a fun filled action packed White Water River Rafting Adventure with rapids ranging from Grade 1 to 5
The Drakensberg and Kwazulu Natal Midlands affords more fly-fishing opportunities than any other district in South Africa! You can fish many kilometers of prime wild trout habitat. The fly fishing in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands can be very easy and suited for the beginer fly fisher as well as being a challenging fly fishing spot for the experienced fly fisherman.
One of the most enjoyable activities in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands is wine tasting and cheese tasting. Wine tasting in the Drakensberg is intimate and can be enjoyed through out the week at your leisure. As well as the wine estates, a number of hotels in the Midlands Meander and Drakensberg feature a wine cellar and wine tasting