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Over The Edge Cottage

4 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 2 rooms

May Special   Offering luxury accommodation, the Over The Edge Cottage is set on a grassy verge overlooking the Umzimkulu Valley and Drakensberg...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

17 On Beeton

5 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 9 rooms

17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees. There are...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Silver Hill Lodge

15 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 9 rooms

Silver Hill Lodge is a privately owned estate situated in the beautiful Kamberg Valley of the Central Drakensberg, a mere 35 minutes from...
from R2200
per night for 2 guests
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Amanzi Empilo Bungalow

4 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Seven Night Discount   Amanzi Empilo Bungalow is situated on the bend of the Bell River, just outside of the small village of Rhodes. The bungalow comprises of...
from R684
per night for 2 guests

The Guardians

71 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 7 rooms

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Stoney Way Cottage

9 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Stoney Way Cottage is a beautifully decorated cottage set in the mountainous area of Underberg. The area is popular as the rich flora and...
from R590
per night for 2 guests

Ama Casa Self-catering Cottag...

36 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Break away from the stress of modern life and surround yourself with picture perfect panoramic...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests
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Denela Cottage

7 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Autumn Special   Denela Cottage is located in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, and is set at the foot of the Drakensberg. This quaint farming town offers a...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Dunfords Loft

3 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 5 rooms

Dunford's Loft is situated in the village of Himeville in the Southern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal, 5 kms from the Underberg. Here you...
from R590
per night for 2 guests

Elands Rust

16 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Elands Rust is a tastefully decorated stone cottage set high in the Southern Drakensberg mountains. The cottage offers luxurious...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Cedarwood Cottage

8 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Cedarwood Cottage is situated in the picturesque Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. It is a cosy self-catering cottage located in...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Emfuleni - Place by the River...

9 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Emfuleni - Place by the River is situated deep in the Drakensberg, in the centre of the Cathkin...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat...

74 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 6 rooms

The Saunders family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the...
from R810
per night for 2 guests

Cathkin Cottage Bed and Break...

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Champagne Valley is an area of outstanding beauty situated in the Central Drakensberg, a World...
from R1100
per night for 2 guests

Khotso Guest Farm

3 Reviews
Sleeps 63 in 20 rooms

When in South Africa there’s one thing you cannot afford to miss, the Drakensberg, and there’s nowhere better to stay than here, at Khotso....
from R200
per night for 2 guests

Spitskop Cottage

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Spitskop Cottage is located in Underberg, Kwa Zulu Natal. Spitskop sits above the village with sweeping uninterrupted views of the berg....
from R650
per night for 2 guests

Winterton Country Lodge @ Ros...

36 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

A perfect stop over or hideaway from everydays chaos. Romantic and quaint with abundant birdlife,...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

Moya Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Moya Cottage is a cosy cottage situated in the peaceful Underberg village, in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The cottage is fully...
from R460
per night for 2 guests

Little Switzerland Hotel

46 Reviews
Sleeps 200 in 50 rooms

Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains....
from R1780
per night for 2 guests

Windmill Farm

2 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 9 rooms

Situated just inside the border of Kwazulu Natal, Windmill Farm is conveniently located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, in an area...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Drakensberg South Africa

Drakensberg Self-catering Accommodation

The impressive bulk of the mountains the Zulus called Ukahlamba - the barrier of spears - and the Voortrekkers called the Drakensberg - the dragon mountain - is an impressive rampart of sandstone and basalt that separates the well watered Indian Ocean coast from the dryer, harsher interior. Most of the escarpment falls under the Ukahlamba-Drakensberg National Park. This beautiful montane grassland is bright green in summer after the rains and fades to a delicate blonde, often with snowy highlights, in winter.

It's a great hiking destination with a range of trails from walks of an hour or two to long epics such as the Drakensberg Traverse, which takes about three to four weeks. Fabulous rock art tells the story of the San, or Bushmen, who lived here till bigger, stronger, more aggressive peoples pushed them aside. With over 2,500 flowering plants, many of which are endemic, and game such as baboons, eland and other antelope you'll never lack for something to look at. The birding is great, too, with the rare Lammergeier, or bearded vulture, being one of the real mega-ticks of the area.

The mountain slopes offer great paragliding - particularly at Bulwer and Oliviershoek - and adventurous ice climbers tackle the frozen waterfalls in winter. Four by four enthusiasts and keen mountain bikers enjoy the challenge of Sani Pass and others, while those who prefer a less technological form of travel can enjoy pony trekking in the hills. Dams and streams are stocked with trout and some, such as the Sterkfontein Dam, harbour the even more challenging indigenous yellow fish.
Golf courses, spas, and a range of cute coffee shops, funky craft shops, art studios, breweries, cheese factories and other rural delights complete the list of attractions. There is truly, something for everyone.

UNESCO World Heritage Selection Criteria: The uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Park

The uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Park has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site. The site's diversity of habitats protects a high level of endemic and globally threatened species, especially birds and plants. This spectacular natural site also contains many caves and rock-shelters with the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa south of the Sahara, made by the San people over a period of 4,000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity of subject and in their depiction of animals and human beings. They represent the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in this region.

Justification for Inscription

  • Criterion (i): The rock art of the Drakensberg is the largest and most concentrated group of rock paintings in Africa south of the Sahara and is outstanding both in quality and diversity of subject.
  • Criterion (iii): The San people lived in the mountainous Drakensberg area for more than four millennia, leaving behind them a corpus of outstanding rock art which throws much light on their way of life and their beliefs.

Source: UNESCO

The impressive bulk of the mountains the Zulus called Ukahlamba - the barrier of spears - and the Voortrekkers called the Drakensberg - the dragon mountain - is an impressive rampart of sandstone and basalt that separates the well watered...

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If you are looking for Drakensberg self catering accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of self catering accommodation in Drakensberg and surrounds. With 196 listings in Drakensberg, our handy Drakensberg map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect self catering holiday accommodation for your Drakensberg visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Drakensberg South Africa

Did you know? Drakensberg Accommodation is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Draken Self-catering, Drakenberg Self-catering, Drakensberge Self-catering, Drakensberg Region Self-catering,

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