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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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2 635 contributions
Gorgeous area but we were highjacked in a dirt road so by then we didn't see the beauty of it anymore...
Written 16 November 2021
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Sammy M
Nairobi, Kenya241 contributions
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, UK6 948 contributions
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, UK105 contributions
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 Africa64 contributions
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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Kylie P
East London, South Africa14 contributions
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 228 contributions
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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 Africa188 contributions
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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 Africa152 contributions
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
Johannesburg, South Africa92 contributions
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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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