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Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg Mountains seperates Kwazulu Natal from Lesotho along a 400 km border of spectacular mountain scenery

drakensberg mountainsThe Drakensberg Mountains stretch south from the northwestern border of Kwazulu Natal for a length of 400km. The Drakensberg mountains are a spectacular scene, originally referred to as the "Dragon Mountains" by early settlers to the Drakensberg Mountains are considered to be a pemier tourist attaction in South Africa. The Drakensberg mountains are affectionately known to locals as the 'Berg'. The Drakensberg Mountains rise as high as 3000m, and host some of the most popular South African Nature Reserves.

drakensberg mountainsWell-known names, such as Mount-aux-Sources and the Natal Royal National Park, recently renamed the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, draw the attention of local as well as overseas tourists to enjoy the unique, majestic and breathtaking views. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park has also recently been declared the fourth World Heritage Site in South Africa.

The main Drakensberg Mountain Peaks include: Mount-aux-Sources (3282m), Cathedral Peak (3004m), Cleft Peak (3280m), Cathkin Peak (3181m), Champagne Castle (3377m), Giant's Castle (3314m), Indumeni Peak (3200m), Ndedma Peak (3078m), Organ Pipes (2914m), Gatberg (2408m), Monk's Cowl (3234m), Windsor Castle (3065m), Castle Buttress (3053) and The Sentinel (3165m) Come and experience the plendour of the Drakensberg Mountains. Excellen accommodation oppertunities, huge choice of activites in the most spectacular souroundings you will find anywhere in South Africa.

Accommodation in the Drakensberg Mountains

antbear Guest HouseAntbear Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view, location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the best deals available.

Giants Castle CampGiants Castle Camp - The upside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature Reserve. The downside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature Reserve. You are as close as you can be to starting the hiking trails but far from any of the other attractions available. And the gate opening and closing times make early starts and doing anything after sunset an impossibility. If you do decide to stay here opt for the self catering option and make sure you bring your own food with you. Giants Castle camp offers self catering and has a restaurant.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.

ardmore guest farmArdmore Guest Farm - While this guest house is a little further away in the Champagne Valley it still a great option to stay when you visit Giants Castle. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special few days in the Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families with units that can accommodate 6 persons.

wild berry guest farm Wild Berry Guest Farm - A simple B&B situated on the Mooi River / Giants Castle road They only provide breakfast and there are not to many good options where dinner is easily available. So cook your own dinner when you stay at Wild Berry Guest Farm

glengarry self catering challets Glengarry - Lovely self catering accommodation in the Kamberg Valley. Situated right on the Little Mooi River this self catering resort offers trout fishing and a nine hole golf course. The self catering accommodation is in thatched units.

Cleopatra Mountain Farm House Cleopatra Mountain Farm House - Prepare for some of the most fantastic food you will ever eat. This farm house offers high class fine dining near to Highmoor Nature Reserve. The rates are a pit on the pricy end of the scale but hey you only ever live once. Especially if you are one of those foodie types

Kamberg self catering campKamberg Nature Reserve - Simple self catering challets in the Kamberg Valley. Make sure you bring your own food as there is little available nearby. Kamberg suffers the same issues as Giants Casle Camp with gate opening times that make staying here sometimes inconvient. But if all you want to do is stay in one place I cant imagine many better accommodation options.

injasuti campInjasuti Nature Reserve- This is one of the best camp site gems thats available in the Drakensberg. There are also a few self catering challets which are in need of repair and a chronic revamp.