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Drakensberg Travel Guide: 144 reviews and 425 photos

Peace & Tranquility

I haven't been to the Drakensberg in almost a year now, but i feel a part of my soul will always be there! Those people who have lived and travelled in the mountains know how i feel i'm sure.



For natural beauty and awe inspiring views, the Drakensberg is a must see for any traveller to South Africa. From bushman paintings to Rivers & waterfalls, the mountains have it all.

Whether you want to hike to the top of the Amphitheatre, Cathedral peak, Sterkhorn or Champagne castle, the views are unrivalled anywhere in South Africa. The history also dates back hundreds of years, with the bushmen paintings depicting everything form hunting to the arrival of the white man.

The Drakensberg Tourism site is also quite informative if you want to have a look.

Northern Berg

The most awe - inspiring thing about the Northern berg is obviously the amphitheatre. Down the face of this mountain pours the worlds second highest series of waterfalls, the Tugela falls! You can hike all the way to the base of the falls, or to the top of the falls.

The other hiking trails in the area are also amazing, and the hotels in the area provide every sort of accommodation, and almost any activity you need to keep yourself busy.

Central Berg

Possibly the most beautiful hiking spot in the world (personal opinion), here you can go on anything froma 1/2 hour to a 3 day guided hike up Champagne Castle, one of South Africa's highest peaks.

Spectacular golf courses are to be found in the region, chopper flips are available, and the accommodation is world class.


Southern Berg

Although the Southern Berg is not as popular as the Central or Northern parts, it is definitely attractive in its own right. From the Sani Pass (an absolutely spectacular drive), to bushman paintings, horse riding and hang gliding, there is also an amazing amount on offer.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Total tranquility
  • Cons:Bit out of the way.
  • In a nutshell:If you're tired of the city, this is for you!
  • Last visit to Drakensberg: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2006
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 4:12 AM

    I agree with all your Drakensberg Danger tips.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Sounds very attractive indeed.... Thanks for sharing, Anton!

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Very nice pictures and good tips.

  • murray654's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 4:05 AM

    You made a small error. The cannibals were not bushmen, they were Zulus who chose not to submit to Shaka. Shaka was a tyrant, and his impis were sent out to destroy those who did not submit to him. Some hid in caves and resorted to cannibalism to survive.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 7:01 AM

    What a wonderful place to hike and enjoy nature! Sani Pass looks like quite a drive, too. Great page and photos!

  • sunshinejo's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2005 at 2:24 PM

    Hey Anton! That's a great page, I'll have to come back when I have more time to look at some of your other pages.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 2:46 PM

    Hi Anton! Great page, was that you holding that snake? I presume it is a poisonous one...

  • MikeAtSea's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 12:41 AM

    Stunning page!! Time to re-visit Jonathan at the top of Sani Pass for some Gluehwein :-)

  • SiyaBonga's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2004 at 9:49 AM

    Hey Anton, gr8 Drakensberg page! Very useful information & excellent photo's. Keep it up! Holger

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 5:05 AM

    Hmmm...you introduce a whole meaning of africa to me ...didnt know africa have such a beautiful place ...if I ever set foot in south africa ..this has got to be the place ..thank \s 4 sharing this cool place !

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