Northern Drakensberg

Tugela Falls Northern Drakensberg

Tugela Falls Northern Drakensberg

The Northern Drakensberg is particularly well known as a tourist attraction and accommodation area. The most famous feature of the Northern Drakensberg is the Amphitheater. The Drakensberg Mountains rise vertically for nearly 1000m straight up for a length of 5km. For those of you with a head for heights you can climb up a chain ladder and see the view from the top of the Drakensberg the escarpment. The Tugela Falls cascades down 5 drops forming the second highest waterfall in the world. Royal Natal National Park has numerous walks and hikes to challenge the tourist, from easy to day long treks.Tourists are encouraged to register their presence when challenging this area of the Drakensberg, as the weather can change dangerously quickly. The Northern Drakensberg has a wide selection of accommodation to choose from ranging from modest B&Bs to Self-catering, guest houses and splendid Drakensberg Hotels and Resorts covering prices to suit every pocket.

Northern Drakensberg Accommodation

  • Sandford Park Country Hotel Established in 1850 as a British garrison for troops sent to relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith, Sandford Park allows the history of the region to narrate the essence of the hotel.  Located conveniently off the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge Space, comfort and peace are what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Drakensberg haven.
  • The Cavern is a holiday resort offering you Drakensberg accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal region.
  • Alpine Heath Resort Considered to be one of South Africa’s premier conference and holiday venues, Alpine Heath Resort allows you to relax in the comfort of an exclusive mountain village nestled in the midst of Northern Drakensberg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
  • The Homestead is a 3 star tranquil hideaway,’Home from Home’,situated in the quiet sanctuary of Geluksburg .It is three and half hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and three hours from Durban thereby making it the ideal venue for conferences
  • Drakensberg Mountain Retreat-Vergezient Lodge The Guesthouse, with its numerous lounges and fireplaces, is comfortably furnished and has an elegant, old-fashioned feel, while maintaining that rustic farm house charm. The guesthouse has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms
  • Little Swiss Mountain Chalets Rise with the sun to view the majestic grandeur of the Amphitheatre in one of her many guises…clad in clouds, shrouded in snow, mellow in mist or crisp and clear.
  • Thendele Hutted Camp (Royal Natal National Park) Thendele hutted camp is situated in one of the most picturesque settings in the country with a view of the world famous amphitheatre from every chalet. The camp nestles below the brooding sandstone cliffs of Dooley among yellowwood forests and protea savannah
  • Berg House and Cottages Experience a mountain atmosphere with breathtaking views, described as the “IMAX Views” of the Drakensberg.
  • ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort The Tugela-Vaal Water Scheme was started in 1969. It was the aim of the government to ensure that a large amount of water would be channeled yearly from the Tugela River and kept inland rather than it eventually finding its way into the Indian Ocean
  • Bergville Caravan Park & Chalets The Bergville Caravan Park is situated on the foothills of the Drakensberg and on the banks of the Tugela River.  Some of the most picturesque hiking trails at Cathkin Park, Cathedral Peak, Champagne Castle, Oliviershoek, Royal National Park Mount Aux Sources
  • Buhlebemvelo B&BBed and breakfast accommodation in Bergville
  • Kwaggashoek Game Ranch Kwaggashoek is a wildlife sanctuary with a wide variety of game and birdlife which makes it a birdwatchers paradise. This Private Reserve consists of beautiful valleys, mountain streams, waterfalls and breathtaking views.
  • Bingelela Lodge Situated in the with Northern Drakensberg, Bingelela offers earthy hospitality and outstanding service in a charmingly authentic setting.
  • Kingfisher B&B Nestled in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg In the cozy town of Winterton, South Africa is the lovely spacious gem of the Drakensberg, the Kingfisher B & B.
  • Mont-Aux-Sources Resort Orion Mont-Aux-Sources is named after Mont-Aux-Sources, the highest peak in the world-famous Amphitheatre in the northern Drakensberg.
  • Tower of Pizza Experience traditional farmstyle hospitality in close proximity to all major attractions in the Amphitheatre valley, Northern Drakensberg. Artistic and off beat décor complement the tranquil and natural beauty of the area.
  • Wyford Farm offer accommodation in unique, private self catering cottags on a historical working farm with a rich recorded history in an attractive tranquil mountainous area just under 2 km from the N 3 and only about 3 hours from Johannesburg, Durban or Blomfontein.
  • Green Lantern Inn Established in 1892 and commandeered as headquarters by the British during the Anglo-Boer war, this historic country hotel is the ideal half-way stop between Durban and Johannesburg. Situated at the top of Van Reenen’s Pass

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