Moor Park and Wagondrift Dam

Drakensberg - Moor Park - Wagondrift Dam

Wagendrift Dam and Moor Park Nature Reserve is situated just off the N3 highway near Estcourt. The reserve is roughly 980 ha in extent and includes a popular picnic and fishing spot. An Iron Age site dating back to AD 1300 is found on Makhabeni Hill overlooking Moor Park and is listed as the first […]

How To Visit The Drakensberg Mountains On A Budget

Hiking at Giants Castle Nature Reserve - Central Drakensberg

How to visit the Drakensberg Mountains on a budget is a question often asked by backpackers. Ask any South African what areas of their country they recommend to travelers, and they will almost always mention the Drakensberg. These mountains are Located KwaZulu-Natal. The Drakensberg Mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views in the country. […]

Highest waterfall in the World

Tugela Falls - Drakensberg Mountains

Its official the Tugela Falls is the tallest recorded waterfall in the world as now recorded in the worlds waterfall database. It was previously thought that the Angel Falls was the worlds tallest waterfall but after the newest data the Tugela Falls at 948m situated in the Drakensberg Mountains is now officially the worlds highest […]

Nambiti Game Reserve

Nambit Game Reserve - Malaria free - Big 5

Nambiti Game Reserve is located in KwaZulu-Natal on 23 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith, conveniently close to Johannesburg/Pretoria (3.5-4 hours) and Durban (2.5 hours). Nambiti Game Reserve is also close to the renowned KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, a major attraction of this region. One of the major drawcards is that Nambiti is the only […]

Kwazulu Natal Midlands

KwaZulu Natal Midlands

The Kwazulu Natal Midlands lies inland of Durban between Pietermaritzburg and the Drakensberg. The Kwazulu Natal Midlands is known for its beauty and its wonderful arts and crafts route called the Midlands Meander. This picturesque scenery bordering on the sublime is known as the Midlands. An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a […]

Monks Cowl

Central Drakensberg

Monks Cowl is situated in the Central Drakensberg. It takes its name from the peak sandwiched between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin mountains, is part of the 260 000 ha Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is the access point to the Mlambonja and Mdedelo Wilderness Area. Monks Cowl is the gateway to some […]

Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak

The soaring pinnacle of Cathedral Peak is one of the finest summits in the Drakensberg and acts as the perfect backdrop to this beautiful valley. Climbing the Cathedral Peak itself, although a fairly rocky scramble, is possible in a day and doesn’t require any rope work – although to look at it from the valley […]

Royal Natal National Park

Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park is situated within the Drakensberg World Heritage site. Royal Natal was named after the visit by the British Royal family during a State visit in 1947 where princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) celebrated her 21st birthday during their visit. A bridge was specially built for the Queen, called the Queen’s […]

Top 10 reasons to visit the Drakensberg Mountains

Hiking at Giants Castle Nature Reserve - Central Drakensberg

There are so many reasons to visit the Drakensberg Mountains but this list will guide you through the top10 Drakensberg highlights 1. The Amphitheater One of the most impressive cliff faces on earth, this towering line of precipitous cliffs runs over 5km, at more 1 000 metres (3200 ft) high. The Amphitheater is within the […]

Facts about the Drakensberg Mountains

Tugela Falls - Drakensberg Mountains

These facts about the Drakensberg is just for a bit of fun and to highlight some of the interesting things that is generally not well known about the Drakensberg Mountains. World heritage site on 2 counts The Drakensberg Mountains is one of only 20 world heritage sites that has been awarded this status for both […]

Sentinel Peak Chain ladders – New ladders on the cards

Chain ladders at Sentinel Peak

The Sentinel Peak Chain Ladders that are used to access the Amphitheater route to the top of the Tugela Falls from Sentinel Car Park are going to be replaced with brand new ladders. This is happening because the engineers involved in the rehabilitation of the pathways have concerns about the safety of the current ladders. […]

Sani Pass – 4×4 gateway to the roof of Africa into lesotho

Drakensberg 4x4 off roading Sani Pass

The Sani Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.876m (9,400ft) above the sea level connecting Kwazulu Natal to Lesotho through the Drakensberg Mountains. The Sani Pass is a notoriously dangerous road, which requires the use of a 4×4 vehicle. It’s a serie of winding twists, hairpins, plunging drops and mind-blowing scenery […]