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Visit the Drakensberg, South Africa

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Visit the Drakensberg, South Africa

The Drakensberg (known locally as the Berg) rise to their most fierce and dramatic on the Lesotho border, earning their Zulu name "Barrier of Spears".

In the Royal Natal National Park is the Amphitheatre, a five kilometre curving sheer wall over which the Tugela River dashes itself.

Wildlife of the Drakensberg

Klipspringer, Royal Natal National ParkAt Giant’s Castle, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have marked out hiking trails to showcase the scenery, the remarkable San rock art and the wildlife. Amongst the peaks, eland pick out paths and Lammergeier vultures soar on thermals.

The southern Berg is home to the Sani Pass, where a narrow dirt road climbs through the mountains into Lesotho.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to the Drakensberg by calling one of our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550

Suggested itineraries featuring the Drakensberg

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Drakensberg, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for the Drakensberg

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Drakensberg. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.