The Drakensberg Mountains seperates Kwazulu Natal from Lesotho along a
400 km border of spectacular mountain scenery
The 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.
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
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.
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.
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.