DRAKENSBERG

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg is 1 of 8 South African UNESCO World Heritage sites

Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountains, otherwise known as the uKhahlamba, meaning the Barrier of Spears is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. The largest proportion of the Drakensberg area falls in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.  

The Zulu people named it ‘Ukhahlamba’ and the Dutch Voortrekkers ‘The Dragon Mountain’. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho.  

Best time to travel Drakensberg

April, May, September and October are the best months to visit the Drakensberg, temperatures are pleasant and not too extreme. During the winter months, from May to October, evenings and early mornings can be very cold, sometimes evening freezing. However, it often quickly warms up once the sun is up and then it’s often nice and warm during the day.

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN THE DRAKENSBERG

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From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

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Ashbourne House Franschhoek

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A lovely guesthouse set in tranquil gardens with soaring mountain views in the heart of Franschhoek village in the winelands of South Africa.

andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp – South Africa

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Ngala Tented Camp, situated on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River, has a distinct retro feel and is an amazing tented camp.

The B.I.G Backpackers – South Africa

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The B.I.G is a newly renovated affordable boutique backpackers lodge perfectly situated in the centre of Cape Town.

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