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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Accommodation near Tugela Falls

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 88 Witsieshoek Lodge in Witsieshoek
7.39km from Tugela Falls

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

from R1900
1 night, 2 adults

The Cavern

Sleeps 17 Bergville Resort in Bergville
14.81km from Tugela Falls

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

from R1250
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...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

The Ledges Guest Farm

Sleeps 32 Bergville Guest House in Bergville
16.31km from Tugela Falls

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

from R300
1 night, 2 adults

Uncle Bonkie Guest House

Sleeps 25 Phuthaditjhaba Guest House in Phuthaditjhaba
17.90km from Tugela Falls

Uncle Bonkie Guest House is located in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State province of South Africa. P...

from R200
1 night, 2 adults

Hlalanathi Berg Resort

Sleeps 480 Bergville Self-catering in Bergville
18.62km from Tugela Falls

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

from R940
1 night, 2 adults

Tower of Pizza Lodge

Sleeps 20 Bergville Lodge 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...

from R2820
1 night, 2 adults

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 40 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...

from R1800
1 night, 2 adults

Greenfire Lodge Drakensberg

Sleeps 12 Langkloof Safari in Langkloof
21.36km from Tugela Falls

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

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...

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