"uKhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears)" Top 5 Page for this destination Drakensberg by PierreZA
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The Drakensberg range stretch for about 1000km from the Eastern Cape to the Northern Province. The biggest part of this mountain range is in Kwazulu-Natal. A large part of the range is part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site. The highest peaks are between 3000-3400 m above sea level. Some of the peaks include:
Champagne Castle (3376)
Giants Castle (3313)
Cathkin Peak (3182)
Cathedral Peak (3004)
There are many different areas worth visiting. I have been to the Central Berg three times now, and once to the Mont-Aux-Sources part.
The Central Berg area is very accessible, beautiful with a lot to see and do. It is an about 4h30 min drive from Pretoria. (See transportation trip)
It is a spectacular part of the mountains with some of the highest peaks (Cathkin, Champaign Castle and Cathedral) in this area.
There is a variety of thing to do here.
Just to be in the area is great, even if you don't do much.
But, there are many things to do, like horseback riding, helicopter trips into the mountainous area, visit and buy local crafts, the Drakensberg Boys Choir, hiking, etc
- Cons:None I can think of
- In a nutshell:A great escape from city life, with lots to do
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