Royal Natal National Park


Royal Natal National Park easily features some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Africa. The star of the show is the famous Amphitheatre, a massive 500-metre high rock wall that stretches for five kilometres.

Standing like a sentinel above the Amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak. From here, Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world cascades down the face of the Amphitheatre on its journey to the Indian Ocean.

The park is a hiker’s paradise offering a network of hiking paths ranging from a gentle stroll to Fairy Glen and the challenging Crack and Mudslide. A detailed hiking guide is available at the visitor centre, Thendele Camp office and the main entrance gate.

Trout fishing is also a popular activity with options of the Mahai River, Thukela River or in a dam. There are some lovely spots for picnicking and swimming in sparkling mountain streams. Rugged Glen stables offer horse rides into the mountains with stunning views and sightings of mountain reedbuck and grey rhebuck.

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Accommodation near Royal Natal National Park

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Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge
from R1170
1 night, 2 adults

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 28 Witsieshoek Lodge in Witsieshoek
5.09km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R2080
1 night, 2 adults

The Cavern

Sleeps 17 Bergville Resort in Bergville
5.79km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R1499
1 night, 2 adults

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel

Sleeps 150 Bergville Hotel in Bergville
6.64km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

The Ledges Guest Farm

Sleeps 32 Bergville Guest House in Bergville
7.11km from Royal Natal National Park

The Ledges is a lovely guest farm situated among the beautiful mountains, in the Northern Drakensber...

from R2560
1 night, 2 adults

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort

Sleeps 600 Bergville Self-catering, Bergville Resort in Bergville
10.20km from Royal Natal National Park

from R200
1 night, 2 adults

Hlalanathi Berg Resort

Sleeps 480 Bergville Self-catering in Bergville
10.30km from Royal Natal National Park

Situated on the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and with unparalleled views of the Tugela Riv...

from R2820
1 night, 2 adults

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 40 Bergville Lodge in Bergville
11.48km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R940
1 night, 2 adults

Tower of Pizza Lodge

Sleeps 20 Bergville Lodge in Bergville
11.79km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R1800
1 night, 2 adults

Greenfire Lodge Drakensberg

Sleeps 12 Langkloof Safari in Langkloof
12.26km from Royal Natal National Park

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

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Ingwe Cabin

Sleeps 6 Northern Drakensberg Self-catering in Northern Drakensberg
13.52km from Royal Natal National Park

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

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