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 R708
1 night, 2 adults

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 48 Witsieshoek Lodge in Witsieshoek
5.09km from Royal Natal National Park

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
5.79km from Royal Natal National Park

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

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel |
from R1,499
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...

Montusi Mountain Lodge |
from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 30 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...

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

Tower of Pizza Lodge

Sleeps 20 Bergville Lodge, Bergville Bed and Breakfast 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...

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

Drifters Drakensberg Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 10 Langkloof Safari Lodge 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 ...

Ingwe Cabin |
from R660
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...

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort |
from R2,560
1 night, 2 adults

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort

Sleeps 424 Bergville Self-catering, Bergville Resort in Bergville
14.62km from Royal Natal National Park

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
15.46km from Royal Natal National Park

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

Little Switzerland Hotel |
from R1,470
1 night, 2 adults

Little Switzerland Hotel

Sleeps 200 Bergville Hotel, Bergville Self-catering in Bergville
16.66km from Royal Natal National Park

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

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