Visit the Drakensberg Mountains
The majestic World Heritage-listed Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park mountains border the edge of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The dramatic 200 km escarpment marks the point where the Highveld terrain plunges over 1000m to the eastern lowveld plains.
The Drakensberg is one of South Africa's most scenic areas, recognised for stunning views and adventure activities. The San Bushmen have lived here for thousands of years, which is evident by the plentiful San rock-art sites.
The Northernberg's most famous feature is the 8 km-wide Amphitheatre, regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces in the world.
Located within the Royal Natal National Park, the Amphitheatre is the site of the Tugela Falls, the world's second highest waterfall.
In the remote ‘Lost Valley' you can witness a perilous man-made suspension bridge still in working order.
The Cathedral Peak area of Centralberg has some of the Drakensberg's most formidable peaks - Giant's Castle Peak, Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle among them.
The area is popular with climbers, but attracts many people for its beautiful mountain vistas.
The Champagne Valley is known for its relaxed setting and numerous sporting activities, particularly golf.
Southernberg boasts one the region's best highlights: the journey up to Lesotho over the Sani Pass.
The route's spectacular hairpin bends lead up to the highest mountain pass in the country, with incredible views across the Umkhomazana River.
Another must is the Giant's Cup Trail, one of the South Africa's best walks.
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With KwaZulu-Natal perhaps the most richly diverse of South Africa’s provinces, this spectacular drive takes in everything from the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains and Durban’s beachfront charms to Zulu battlefields and an all-inclusive, Big Five safari.
This is a comprehensive introduction to South Africa’s myriad delights. Included flight hops, luxury stays and scenic drives along the Garden and Panorama routes will showcase everything from Cape Town and the Winelands to a Big-Five Kruger safari and the mountain beauty of Zululand and Drakensberg.
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