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About Drakensberg

From the Afrikaans ‘Drakensberge’ (meaning Dragon’s Mountain) the Drakensberg comprises several impressive peaks with a maximum height of 3000m in the eastern region of the Great Escarpment which surrounds the Southern African Plateau. It creates a... Show more

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4.7 out of 5

Jennie Bircher

Wonderful part of our country - good for the soul!

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157 accommodation listings in Drakensberg. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Malachite Manor

In Underberg

We have 6 luxury en-suite double rooms. Rates are bed and breakfast but dinner can also be included. All the rooms ha...

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R1000.0

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Penwarn Lodge

In Underberg

Penwarn Country Lodge is a country retreat just outside Underberg in the foothills of Southern Drakensberg of South A...

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R700.0

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Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

In Underberg

Our Retreat is magnificently positioned on a mountain plateau overlooking the Umzimkulu River and lush farmlands. Bei...

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SaniEscape stone house | cottages

In Himeville

Our Accommodation is the original stone house, built by a stone mason in 1892, used as a stopping point for traveller...

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R1390

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Lilac Lodge & The Purple House B&B

In Winterton

There is 2 8 sleeper cottages with 4 bedrooms,3 bathrooms,2 kitchens and open plan lounge with a fireplace.
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R500.0

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Sani Valley

In Himeville

Sani Valley Lodge offers five styles of luxury private nature lodges with the choice of fully inclusive or self-cater...

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R2368.0

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Elgin Guest House

In Underberg

Cradled in a lush valley at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, lies Elgin farm. We offer Bed & Breakfast...

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Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

In Himeville

Each unit/house has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, beddi...

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Windmill Farm

In Bergville

Windmill Farm is the perfect location for nature lovers and guests wishing to explore all that this beautiful area ha...

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R600.0

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Graceland Self Catering Cottages

In Champagne Valley

The "Homestead" offers two double en-suite bedrooms. It is fully furnished with a well equipped kitchen, fireplace fo...

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R3200.0

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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

In Kamberg (Town)

All rooms have a warm, snug bed with down duvets and pillows, fresh crisp, sweet smelling cotton sheets and mohair bl...

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R2520.0

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Valley Lakes

In Underberg

Valley Lakes offers a peaceful family getaway destination. On site we have three cottages that can each sleep eight ...

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R650.0

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Stoneyhall Farm

In Underberg

The self catering log cabins are nestled in a lush blue gum forest, each with an open plan sleeping and living area, ...

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R350

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Umzimkulu River Lodge

In Underberg

Set on a wide bend of the Umzimkulu River, home to an abundance of birds and beauty! 7 fully equipped, comfortable se...

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R830.0

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Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

In Underberg

Cruising the beauty that is South Africa there's one thing you cannot afford to miss: The Drakensberg! And there's no...

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R165.0

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Inkungu Lodge

In Champagne Valley

Beautiful decor compliments the historic antique furniture (some with an interesting story to tell) and most rooms o...

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R1500.0

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Qambathi Mountain Lodge

In Kamberg (Town)

Original art and hand made furniture combined with superb cuizine, make every stay unforgettable. Situated at the foo...

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R2175.0

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Kingfisher Self Catering

In Winterton

Kingfisher is nestled in the fabulous foothills of Central Drakensberg in the lovely town of Winterton. The ideally ...

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R388

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Inkosana Lodge

In Cathkin Park

INKOSANA Berg Lodge is nestled in the popular Cathkin Valley, Central Drakensberg. The Lodge set on fifty acres of be...

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R335.0

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Ledges Retreat Guest Farm

In Bergville

Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Northern Drakensberg, Ledges Retreat offers you both a peaceful space to...

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R550.0

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Winterton Accommodation

In Winterton

Winterton Guest House - Lovely spacious 3-bedroom house in Winterton, sleeps 8 adults or 6 adults and 4 kids. Suitabl...

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R850.0

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Drakensberg House - Sleeps 8

In Cathkin Park

SLEEPS 8 of all ages MAXIMUM - Drakensberg House is not near the berg rather we are on the Berg in the Champagne Vall...

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R2346

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Sani Gables Bed & Breakfast

In Himeville

Sani Gables is a B&B establishment - breakfast is included in the room charge. The guesthouse sleeps 8 people - we h...

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R715.0

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Tumble In Bed and Breakfast

In Underberg

Under new ownership, Tumble In Bed & Breakfast proudly offers four comfortable bed-sitters en-suite in a peaceful 1.5...

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R551

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Drakensview Self Catering

In Winterton

Each suite comprises of a luxurious king size bed with comfort oxford white linen. A fully equipped kitchen with mic...

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R750.0

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Winterton Country Lodge @RoseCottage

In Winterton

Delicious farmstyle breakfast. Dinner on request,
3-course or light meals. All meals can be enjoyed in the lapa overl...

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R750.0

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Drakenzicht Self Catering Accommodation

In Winterton

Situated in the Central Drakensberg, 2.5km away from Champagne Sports Resort and approximately 10km away from Champag...

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R558

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Albizia House

In Himeville

Comfortable en-suite bedrooms each with tea and coffee making facilities and with their own entrance off a large pati...

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R650.0

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Mont Aux Sources Hotel

In Bergville

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this landmark property is easily accessible from Joha...

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R2013

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First Group Bushman's Nek

In Underberg

The comfortable self-catering, 2 bedroom apartment is tastefully decorated with an open-plan lounge and dining area, ...

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R2565.0

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Moorcroft Manor

In Himeville

Moorcroft Manor, a converted farmhouse with 12 beautifully appointed rooms is, without question, the Southern Drakens...

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R1465.0

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61 on Sutton

In Himeville

A stylish country getaway, 61 on Sutton is a well run property with 3 gorgeous cottages to choose from, all set on a ...

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R975.0

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Ama Casa Cottages

In Cathkin Park

The 6-sleeper unit, Sunbird, has 3 fully ensuite bedrooms, each with its own DSTV and incredible mountain views. Ther...

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R1400.0

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Douglas Drift

In Underberg

Douglas Drift is a real country getaway, situated 4.5km outside of Underberg town with magnificent views of the Umzim...

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R560.0

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Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

In Winterton

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg approximatel...

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R1225

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Seaforth Country Lodge

In Himeville

PET FRIENDLY
Seaforth Country Lodge is nestled deep in the mountains of the Southern Drakensberg, at the foot of the...

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R478

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Swallowfield Rondavels

In Winterton

Swallowfield Rondavels, Drakensberg
The Central Drakensberg

View of Sterkhorn, Cathkin Peak and Champagne Cast...

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R500

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Dalmore Guest Farm

In Bergville

Situated between Bergville & Winterton, Dalmore is an intimate family friendly destination offering beautifully decor...

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R450.0

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Ardmore Guest Farm

In Winterton

Ardmore provides cosy farm-style accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis on a beautiful FSC (Forestry Stewardship Co...

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R790.0

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Dunford's Loft

In Himeville

Dunford’s Loft is situated in the village of Himeville in the Southern Drakensberg, just 5 km from Underberg. At Dunf...

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Drakensberg Reviews

Jennie Bircher
22 August 2018

Wonderful part of our country - good for the soul!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Arlene Cloete
17 August 2018

Always magical, clean fresh air - and so many places to visit - from historical sites, to coffee shops and country markets and of course hiking and birding trails. The snow this past weekend was an added bonus.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jan Nel
17 August 2018

Scenery, a drive through Himeville, drinks at resorts in the area.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leon Potgieter
16 August 2018

The Berg is great, lots to do.

Superb. 5 out of 5
DEE-ANNE DARCEY
15 August 2018

Very beautiful place. Friendly people everywhere we went.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
11 August 2018

The Sani Pass

Okay. 3 out of 5

More info about Drakensberg

From the Afrikaans ‘Drakensberge’ (meaning Dragon’s Mountain) the Drakensberg comprises several impressive peaks with a maximum height of 3000m in the eastern region of the Great Escarpment which surrounds the Southern African Plateau. It creates a natural border between several countries; including Eastern Cape Province, Lesotho, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Free State, Mpumalanga and even Limpopo,a total distance of roughly 1000km.

Things to do

Whilst holidaying in the Drakensberg area there are a multitude of activities for the

family, adventurous hikers or ambitious mountain bikers to partake in. The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is located in Champagne Valley and is a great day out for the whole family. There are bird shows at 10:30am every day, excepting Fridays when the centre is closed for the day.

There are many fantastic hiking trails ranging from an outdoor stroll to more physically challenging hikes. Ensure that you are aware of the level of difficulty and follow proper safety precautions before attempting any of these walks.

Mountain biking is catered for with a variety of MTB tracks, testing all cyclists from novice to expert. Sani Spoors offers some great single tracks, after purchasing a permit at the office before setting off. Their trails range from 3km to 15km and can be used by runners as well.

Dragon Rock Reptile centre is also found Champagne Valley and comes highly recommended for families and those wanting to be taken out of their ‘comfort zone’. Visitors to the centre will be allowed to hold various reptiles whilst learning about their value in our environment.

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour is a must if you are wanting to see the stunning views on offer from the tree tops in Blue Grotto Forest. Follow a zip-line through the forest, resting at tree and cliff platforms along the way.

Tourists visiting the Drakensberg in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area are encouraged to journey through to Kamberg to view the rock art left behind by the San people many years ago. A visit to the Kwa-Zulu Weavers will allow you to take home a small, locally hand-crafted souvenir as a memento of your trip.

For the more adventurous, Drakensburg Ballooning with Westline offers the incredible opportunity to view the Drakensberg from the comfort of a hot-air balloon. Breath-taking views of the mountain-range at sunrise make for fantastic photographic memories to take with you when you leave. Westline also offers helicopter flips over the region.

One cannot visit the Drakensberg without viewing the second highest waterfall in the world. Tugela Falls has a drop of a massive 947m and is an impressive sight. Whether it is to tick it off your bucket list or to bask in the sheer beauty of nature itself, Tugela Falls is a must for all Drakensberg visitors.

Where to eat

Walkerbouts Inn provides farm-style food made from local ingredients. Patrons can expect a good hearty meal and fantastic hospitality. A great place to rest for the weary traveller.

Visitors wanting to sample some of the local foods would do well to try out The Caterpillar and Catfish Cookhouse. The Pint o’ Prawns favourite provides a taste of the sea for those hankering for seafood.

Living Life Station Café is a renovated Train Station which provides light meals and a pleasant atmosphere. Other restaurants with a more ‘bistro-vibe’ include Bingelela and Scrumpy Jacks (a local favourite).

If it is a quick cuppa that you are looking for then the aptly named The Giant’s Cup Tea Garden and Restaurant is a great place to stop off. With the option of a light meal, this tea garden provides a quiet spot to collect your thoughts and take in the awesome views.

For the holidaying family, the quaint ‘Duck and Dolittle’ is a beautiful farmyard restaurant with a petting area. Mom and Dad can have a relaxing meal whilst the kids are kept entertained by the farmyard animals outside.

Moorcroft Manor and Sanford Park Country Hotel provide a fine dining option for those who want to dress up for an evening of elegance. The venues both provide patrons with some exquisite dishes and plenty of variety.

Where to stay

For those away on family holiday or with a group of friend, self catering is the most inexpensive way to go. The Drakensberg offer a multitude of choices throughout the region. Some of the more popular, and best priced place include Elands Valley Lodge, Ripon Country Cottage, and Glade Farm.

Good food, a warm atmosphere, and affordable rates  can be expected for those looking to stay at B&Bs in the Drakensberg. Some favourites include Under the Berg Bed and Breakfast, Ikosana Lodge, and Amazian Mountain River Lodge.

Gorgeous surrounds, relaxation and luxury are all on the cards for those choosing to stay at the stunning Health and Sports Resorts in the region. Little Switzerland is the place to go for pure opulent luxury, while the Champagne Sports Resorts is a golfer’s dream.

Transport

Air: The Drakensberg doesn’t have an  itself doesn’t have an airport. However, you can fly into George airport and drive the 70kms into Knysna. There are car rental agencies available at the airport, and most can be booked online.

Car Rental: Getting around the Drakensber is easiest by 4x4. There are plenty of car rental agencies in the more built-up areas in the region, and most can be booked online.

Taxis/cabs: There are limited taxi services available in certain parts of the Drakensberg. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

Did You Know:

The Drakensberg is commonly misspelt as Drakensburg, Drackensberg, Drakensberg Mountain, Drackenburg, Drakensberg Range

The Drakensberg is also known as uKhahlamba (Barrier of Spears) by the Zulu.

It’s highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana, measuring an impressive 3,484 metres (11,424ft).

The world’s second highest waterfall (Tugela /Thukela Falls) with a total drop of 947m is found in this mountain range.

Tugela Falls is the source of the Orange River (Southern Africa’s longest river).

The Drakensberg has some 299 bird species, which is around 37% of the land-based birdlife of southern Africa.

In Potgietersrus, the Drakensberg is known as the Strydpoort Mountains.

The most popular hike in the range is up Cathedral Peak, also know as Mponjwana (Little Horn) by the local Amangwane people.

The Drakensberg is home to historical San paintings on the Kwa-Zulu Natal and Lesotho border.

The Drakensberg Region is home to the world famous Drakensberg Boy’s Choir.