Things to Do in Drakensberg

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Sani Spoors

Sani Spoors

Mountain Biking Trails in Underberg (54.8 km from Drakensberg)

Have a blast in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. Situated 4 km from the country village of Underberg, Sani Spoors is the ideal mountain biking and trail running venue. The diverse trails range from single track through pine forests to riverbanks, offering some of the finest mountain biking trails in KwaZulu-Natal. The routes are on...

Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

Animal Parks in Champagne Valley (60.1 km from Drakensberg)

The Reptile Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. R50 per adult and R20 per child u12 years. An opportunity to feel and learn about a range of reptiles.

Mehloding Hiking Trail

Mehloding Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Drakensberg (1.8 km from Drakensberg)

The Mehloding Hiking Trail is a 4-day trail that passes through the lush mountainous terrain of the Drakensberg, with rural villages and rock art sites along the way. The region is home to a variety of indigenous plants, bird life and pristine mountain streams. The trail is managed by the Mehloding Community Tourism Trust, who arranges the hiking...

Grindstone Caves and Cataract Valley Trail

Grindstone Caves and Cataract Valley Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (9.4 km from Drakensberg)

The hiking route incorporating Grindstone Caves and Cataract Valley
is graded a moderate 4-hour hike. Start at Injasuti camp and follow the circular route to Grindstone Caves, the waterfalls and Cataract Valley. Return along the Mhlwazini River back to Injasuti camp. Duration: 4 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 13 km

Marble Baths Hiking Trail

Marble Baths Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (9.9 km from Drakensberg)

The Marble Baths
Trail is a fair 9 km hike from Injisuthi camp. The route follows the footpath to Fergy's Cave. After 4 km, take the right fork along the Injisuthi River. Overnight in the cave at Marble Baths. Duration: 5 – 6 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 9 km

Kamberg Valley Horse Riding Trail

Kamberg Valley Horse Riding Trail

Popular Attractions in Drakensberg (15.8 km from Drakensberg)

The Kramberg Valley trail is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. It passes through farmlands and forests and is between two to three hours long. On the trail you can expect to see plenty of wildlife and bird life. The Drakensberg is an excellent place for both beginners and experienced riders to explore the...

Van Heyningens Pass

Van Heyningens Pass

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (18.3 km from Drakensberg)

Starting at Injisuthi Camp, this popular day hike climbs through beautiful indigenous forest with some magnificent specimens of yellowwood trees. Once you emerge from the forest, you’ll be able to see wonderful views of Cathkin Peak, Monk’s Cowl, Ship’s Prow, the Greater Injisuthi Buttress, the Red Wall and the Triplets. Try to get a very early...

Lotheni Nature Reserve

Lotheni Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Drakensberg (19 km from Drakensberg)

The Lotheni Nature Reserve is situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. There are many scenic walking trails for the young and old as well as a moderate 14 km mountain biking trail. The longest trail is a circular route of 11.8 km called the Emadundwini Trail. This trail crosses a number of small fresh-water streams and carries on up a...

Battle Cave to Injasuti Cave Hiking Trail

Battle Cave to Injasuti Cave Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

Guided 4-hour tours of the Battle Cave offer pictorial displays depicting Bushman life in the valley and a taped guide to the paintings. Overnight stays in the Lower Injasuti Cave can be arranged. Book in advance for this experience and the Battle Cave tour. Duration: 4 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 8.5 km

Fern Forest Trail

Fern Forest Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

The lovely Fern Forest Trail is a comfortable 30-minute amble along a stream and through forest. After a 1 km walk, the path leads to a picnic spot at a waterfall. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km

Giants Castle Nature Reserve

Giants Castle Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

Sublime mountain scenery and exhilarating hiking steals the show at Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, but that’s not all this historic park has to offer. Giant's Castle is home of the largest antelope in Africa, the eland, and the impressive bearded vulture. Watch these broad-winged beauties and some of South Africa’s rarest birds swoop down for...

Old Kraal and Yellowwood Forest Trail

Old Kraal and Yellowwood Forest Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

Start at the Injasuti office and take the Cowl Stream divergence. This short one-hour walk turns left at the incline to the Old Kraal and then a quick left again through a yellowwood forest to the Old Woman Stream. The path leads back to the camp after the stream crossing. Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.5 km

Mhlwazini Valley Hiking Trail

Mhlwazini Valley Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

Mhlwazini Valley Trail
offers a tough 9 to 10 hour trek from the Monks Cowl campsite. The 24 km route ascends the Sphinx before curving around the uppermost reaches of the Hlatikulu Forest. From here the trail descends into the valley and along the Mhlwazini River. Duration: 9 – 10 hours Difficulty: Tough Distance: 24 km

Sterkspruit Falls Hiking Trail

Sterkspruit Falls Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

The hike to Sterkspruit Falls through the gorge is a moderate to severe 6-hour trail. Some fun boulder hopping and river crossings are required on this tough long route. Start at Monks Cowl Campsite and follow the Serkspruit River into the gorge. Return via the Little Berg, descending to the Sphinx and back to the campsite. Duration: 6...

Crystal Falls and Sphinx Trail

Crystal Falls and Sphinx Trail

Hiking Trail in Giants Castle Nature Reserve (22.2 km from Drakensberg)

Start at the Monk's Cowl KZN Wildlife office on a southbound path. The Crystal Falls and Sphinx Trail will eventually head west across to the Sphinx and beyond to Breakfast Stream. This moderate 1.5 hour hike is the initial section of all the routes radiating from the Monk's Cowl office. Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Easy Distance: 3 km