Tugela Falls


Tick off the highest waterfall in Africa and the planet's second highest waterfall in the Drakensberg (Dragon's Mountains).

The Tugela Falls drops 947 meters down the rock-face of the Amphitheatre in three free-leaping falls. The source of the Tugela River is at Mont-Aux-Sources, several kilometres from where the falls cascade down.

Situated in the Royal Natal National Park, the falls are easily seen after heavy rains from the main road into the park. The best time for viewing is during the summer rainfall season.

Two superb hiking trails lead to the Tugela Falls. The most spectacular trail is a full day walk to the summit of Mount-Aux-Sources and to the top of the falls.

The other trail leads to the foot of the falls up the Tugela Gorge though indigenous forest. A climb up a small chain ladder takes you to a stunning view of the falls rushing down the Amphitheatre in a series of spectacular cascades.

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Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge |
from R708
1 night, 2 adults

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 48 Witsieshoek Lodge in Witsieshoek
7.39km from Tugela Falls

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge provides accommodation in the Drakensberg for hikers, climbers, adventure...

The Cavern |
from R1,900
1 night, 2 adults

The Cavern

Sleeps 150 Bergville Resort in Bergville
14.81km from Tugela Falls

The Cavern is a holiday resort offering Drakensberg accommodation in the KwaZulu-Natal region. Supe...

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel |
from R1,099
1 night, 2 adults

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel

Sleeps 150 Bergville Hotel in Bergville
15.40km from Tugela Falls

Experience the stunning natural beauty of the Drakensburg, while enjoying numerous on-site activitie...

Tower of Pizza Lodge |
from R820
1 night, 2 adults

Tower of Pizza Lodge

Sleeps 20 Bergville Lodge, Bergville Bed and Breakfast in Bergville
19.94km from Tugela Falls

The Tower of Pizza Lodge is situated on a working grain farm in the Amphitheatre valley in the North...

Montusi Mountain Lodge |
from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 30 Bergville Lodge in Bergville
20.56km from Tugela Falls

Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only 4 Star graded lodge located in the Northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakens...

Drifters Drakensberg Mountain Lodge |
from R1,590
1 night, 2 adults

Drifters Drakensberg Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 10 Langkloof Safari Lodge in Langkloof
21.36km from Tugela Falls

Situated on a national heritage site, this 1000 ha indigenous farm has is an unbelievably beautiful ...

Ingwe Cabin |
from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Ingwe Cabin

Sleeps 6 Northern Drakensberg Self-catering in Northern Drakensberg
22.71km from Tugela Falls

Ingwe Cabin is situated halfway down the Oliviershoek Pass in the Northern Drakensberg, between Litt...

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort |
from R1,600
1 night, 2 adults

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort

Sleeps 88 Bergville Self-catering, Bergville Resort in Bergville
23.02km from Tugela Falls

Relax in the comfort of the exclusive Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort nestled in the midst of the p...

The Berghouse and Cottages |
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

The Berghouse and Cottages

Sleeps 36 Bergville Self-catering, Bergville Bed and Breakfast in Bergville
23.89km from Tugela Falls

The Berghouse and Cottages is a privately owned, 1650 acre estate, offering you spectacular panorami...

Little Switzerland Hotel |
from R1,040
1 night, 2 adults

Little Switzerland Hotel

Sleeps 200 Bergville Hotel, Bergville Self-catering in Bergville
25.85km from Tugela Falls

Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of th...

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