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About Drakensberg Mountains

Stretching out for miles in every direction, the grassy slopes of the Drakensberg mountains are without a shadow of a doubt some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the whole of South Africa. They form the border between South Africa and the tiny nation of Lesotho and are divided in to a number of different regions, all with their own towns and facilities. Each area also has its own characteristics that make it both beautiful and unique, all of which should be explored in depth in order to make the most of a trip to 'the Berg'.

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As the highest mountain range in the country, its summits offer spectacular, panoramic views of the entire mountain range, which spans over 1,000km. The highest peak reaches almost 3,500m and is certainly a worthy challenge for hiking enthusiasts. Other activities within the range include more leisurely options such as fishing in the various rivers that flow through the valleys and riding through the range in a 4x4. Kayaking is a also popular choice, as are hot air balloon rides, each giving a different perspective of the region. For thrill-seekers, white-water rafting is also available.

Nature lovers also shouldn't miss the chance to dine in the region's famous vulture 'restaurant' . This diner is situated in specific locations in order to offer guests views not only of the birds of prey after which the restaurant is named, but also of the majestic mountainous scenery that surrounds it. There are also a number of waterfalls and streams that visitors to the area can take a dip in after a day of hiking in the sun and birdwatching.

Drakensberg Mountains Tours

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Drakensberg Mountains Hotels

If you are planning a Drakensberg Mountains holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

The Cavern Drakensberg Mountains

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Named after a massive cave above the hotel, the Cavern sits within 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve. Guest rooms are beautifully designed with spacious interiors and excellent amenities. The lodge boasts a beautiful outdoor pool and some of the best views of the area. When staying at the Cavern guests can take advantage of a plethora of activities on offer including trout fishing, guided hikes and horse rides. Well located in the heart of the Drakensberg mountains just north of neighbouring Lesotho.

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge Drakensberg Mountains

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Owned by the local Batlokloa community, Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is the highest lodge in the Northern Drakensburg. This unique lodge offers comfortable bungalows and chalets as well as spectacular views of the Drakensburg Mountains. The lodge houses a great restaurant and pub to keep you well fed and watered. For an excellent day trip, why not take the climb up to Sentinel Peak where you will greeted with amazing vistas, potentially as far as Lesotho! The lodge sits 2286m above sea level at the base of the Drakensburg's Sentinel Peak.

Drakensberg Mountains Tailor made suggestions

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