The Drakensberg Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the South Africa’s most loved destinations for locals and foreigners. From the hikes at Royal National Park in the Northern Berg to the quaint shops along the Midlands Meander – the Drakensberg is arguably one of South Africa’s premier destinations.
In this post I pay homage to some of the Drakensberg’s slightly less known attractions.
Drakensberg Canopy Tours
A canopy tour is a truly unique eco-adventure that takes you between the trees of the Drakensberg region. While this may sound a little ‘out there’, I can assure you it’s completely safe as experienced guides will be helping you along the whole way. Take the opportunity to learn more about the flora & fauna of the Drakensberg from a bird’s eye view.
The rivers and streams around Karkloof (Central Drakensberg ) provide the perfect occasion to hook that prize trout. There’s an abundance of rainbow and brown trout in picturesque dams and rivers set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains; just be sure to get your fly fishing permit from the Natal Parks Board.
History buffs visiting the area need to experience a KZN battlefield tour. The tours take you to the original sites where history defining moments transpired. Retrace the footsteps of figureheads like Shaka and Winston Churchill with your knowledgeable guide who will talk you through each battle, debating the strategies used, the numbers who perished and the medals and rewards won by the brave.