Drakensberg Mountains

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Drakensberg Mountains
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The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Sammy M
Nairobi, Kenya204 contributions
Worth the trip
Oct 2019
Studied about these fold mountains back in primary school and the visit was beyond my expectation. A lot of things to day and amazing places to stay.
Written 29 September 2020
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK5 739 contributions
1995 and the return...
Feb 2020
25 years ago I travelled through this region of the Drakensburg mountains on that occasion up to Royal Natal NP.
Based in near Winterton for 3 nights and then near Howick we covered the beautiful areas of Cathedral Peak, Cathkin and Champagne Castle/Monks Cowl.
We visited many little art/curio shops/galleries especially along the R600 road, notably the complex at Mirador airfield(Brewery/Pub/Chocolate Heaven) and the wine estate at Cathedral Peak.
In the Midlands Meander the delightful Nottingham Road and everything up to and including Howick, the stand out visit being the Nelson Mandela Capture site museum.
Beautiful views, short walks, waterfalls, amazing people, helpful community spirit, this was a step back into time where my memories from 25 years ago were aroused, the mountains remain but how the little communities have been created and art lives and breaths throughout.
Peaceful area's to explore, no worries, no strife, the Dragon Mountains, the place to visit in Natal.
Written 23 March 2020
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Tressy2014
Northampton, UK102 contributions
Beautiful drive!
Dec 2019
You cannot miss a drive through these wonderful mountains,absolutely stunning views and scenery. Blyde River Canyon is spectacular as is God's Window!
Written 10 March 2020
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JanetandJohnCapeTown
Cape Town, South Africa56 contributions
Mesmerisingly beautiful
Feb 2020
So green and lush and very very beautiful, lovely walks and really just beautiful everywhere. Such a lovely holiday spot
Written 16 February 2020
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kylieparemore123
East London, South Africa13 contributions
Holiday in December
Dec 2019
Great place to visit. Me and my boyfriend went for a few days nice for a nice relaxing and peaceful holiday we stayed at Bushmans resort lots of activities to do aswell.
we couldn't get enough of the view of the mountains South Africa has lots of beautiful landscape.
Written 20 January 2020
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Lutchmee M
Ladysmith, South Africa1 217 contributions
Mesmerizing beauty
Jan 2020 • Couples
Stunning Drakensberg Mountains
Truly a Majestic site.
Awesome hiking trails in and around the Drakensberg.
Written 14 January 2020
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LindaHorning
Durban, South Africa155 contributions
Cayley Mountain Resort
Jan 2020 • Family
Cayley Mountain Resort in the central Drakensberg has unparalleled Mountain Views. The ever changing mountain panorama is a joy. The units have all amenities for comfort and are well maintained. We were very comfortable in our three bedrooms unit.
Written 9 January 2020
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Liezel S
Cape Town, South Africa119 contributions
Sentinel Hike
Jan 2020 • Couples
A long overdue hike (last visited the Amphitheatre in 2001) took us back to the Drakensberg and the Sentinel. The route starts at the Sentinel Car Park. Driven with a mazda 323 last time, we were absolutely shocked at how the road deteriorated. A gravel road, but NOT to be attempted with a sedan or even bakkie. If you do it with a hired vehicle, good luck. You will most definitely wreck it. We had a Haval H2 with high clearance & 18 inch tyres and it was an excellent decision to not attempt it. Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge offers transfers up to car park at R150 a head. Trust me, rather just pay it. The trail itself is well maintained and you will enjoy the spectacular views. Just keep an eye on the weather, it changes in seconds.
Written 9 January 2020
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Nigel K
78 contributions
Beautiful vistas, clear mountain air, olde worlde hotels and service like it should be
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful national treasure, It's such a pity that foreign tourists shy away from their second cultural tour. South Africans need to understand that litter and potholes do not bring tourists.
Written 3 December 2019
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Gautenger65
Johannesburg, South Africa64 contributions
Tranquility and beauty of nature
Nov 2019 • Friends
As a World Heritage site the Northern Drakensberg are very understated, they don’t offer hip entertainment, however the raw majestic beauty reminds one that it is a privilege to be on this planet and enjoy the sheer tranquility of Mother Nature.
A place to take in the fresh air and scenery and on a cloudless night the majestic starry heavens are breathtaking. A place to walk and refresh ones mind. There are loads of self catering as well as hotels in the Champagne valley. Just over three hours from Durban and four hours by car from Johannesburg, if you love nature spoil yourself and your family, the evenings have time to bond and day time share a walk or an adventure together as a family. We have been regular visitors for the last 20 years and never tire of coming back to have peace on earth, far from the noise of life. Three night here is like three weeks holiday at a coastal resort.

Written 6 November 2019
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