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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 seve... read more

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Pennygum Country Cottages

Cottages, Guest Houses in Underberg

Pennygum has some of the most magnificent views in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains – a World Heritage Site - and i...

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R800.0

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Windmill Farm

Guest Houses, Self Catering 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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R500.0

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Penwarn Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering 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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Umzimkulu River Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering 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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R840.0

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Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

Cottages, Self Catering in Underberg

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

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R1060.0

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Malachite Manor

Guest Houses 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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Lilac Lodge & The Purple House B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Winterton

There is 2 8 sleeper cottages with 4 bedrooms,3 bathrooms,2 kitchens and open plan lounge with a fireplace.
1 2 bedr...

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R420.0

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Sani Valley

Chalets, Game Lodges, Guest Lodge 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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Drakenzicht Self Catering Accommodation

Guest Farms, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Winterton

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

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R397

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Sani Gables Bed & Breakfast

Bed and 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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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest Houses 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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R2925.0

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Elgin Guest House

Guest Houses 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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Drakensberg House

Self Catering in Cathkin Park

Sleeping 8 persons of all ages MAXIMUM Drakensberg House is not near the berg rather we are on the Berg in the Champa...

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R2850

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Pile Inn Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Underberg

This homely bed and breakfast is set on the edge of Underberg Town opposite the Underberg Primary School. Under new o...

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R650.0

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Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

Cottages, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Himeville

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

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R1090.0

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Bye Gums Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Champagne Valley

Bye Gums Cottage is a charming double-storey self-catering cottage ideally located in Mount Champagne share-block in ...

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R2500.0

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Stoneyhall Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering 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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Valley Lakes

Cottages, Self Catering 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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R600.0

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Blackbrook Farm

Cottages, Self Catering in Underberg

Situated 8 kilometres outside of Underberg on the Bushmans Nek Road, Blackbrook Farm has 2 quaint, cosy cottages whic...

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R660.0

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Albizia House

Bed and Breakfast 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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Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

Backpacker, Camps, Caravan Parks, Chalets, Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Self Catering 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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R120.0

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Graceland Self Catering Cottages

Chalets, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering 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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R3000.0

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Alpine Heath Resort

Self Catering in Bergville

Alpine Heath is unique in its concept of Alpine chalets, lofts and lodges, each with superb mountain views, scattered...

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R2659

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Over The Edge Cottage

Self Catering in Underberg

Offering luxury accommodation, the Over The Edge Cottage is set on a grassy verge overlooking the Umzimkulu Valley an...

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R800.0

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Ama Casa Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering 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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R1340.0

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Inkosana Lodge

Backpacker, Bed and Breakfast, Camps, Chalets, Guest 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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R295.0

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Country Comfort

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Underberg

The house is situated within a secure private estate, with direct access onto the Underberg Country Club golf course,...

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R975.0

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Fairways Holiday Accommodation

Chalets, Cottages, Resorts, Self Catering in Underberg

The Fairways is a Gold Crown resort, situated within the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort, bordering on 860 acre...

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R3100.0

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Tumble In Bed and Breakfast

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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R393

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L'Chiam Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Winterton

L’Chiam Cottage is a cozy, 3-bedroom cottage with its own secluded garden, situated in the Bergview Estate, a control...

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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.