Exploring the Natural Beauty of the Central Drakensberg, home to some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes in South Africa. From rolling hills to towering mountains, this region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply looking to enjoy a leisurely walk in nature. There is something for everyone in the Central Drakensberg. One of the standout features of the Central Drakensberg is the uKhahlamba Drakensberg. A World Heritage Site that spans over 200,000 hectares. Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The park is home to a number of trails that range in difficulty, making it suitable for all skill levels.

Another way to explore the natural beauty of the Drakensberg, is to go mountain biking. With its challenging terrain and stunning views, the region is a mecca for mountain bikers. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, there are trails to suit all levels of ability.

If you prefer to take things at a slower pace, the Central Drakensberg is also home to a number of beautiful waterfalls. They are perfect for a leisurely stroll and ideal for a family picnic. The region is also home to a number of game reserves, where you can spot a wide variety of wildlife.

Game Reserves

Monks Cowl: The access point to the Mlambonja and Mdedelo Wilderness Area, Monks Cowl is home to a variety of animals and prolific birdlife. The reserve is known for its stunning landscapes, including the Monks Cowl Peak, Champagne Castle and Cathkin mountains.

Giant’s Castle Game Reserve: Located within the Maloti Drakensberg Park, Giant’s Castle Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including eland, kudu, and mountain reedbuck. The reserve is also home to a number of rock art sites and the world-renowned Vulture Hide.

Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve: Located between Winterton and Ladysmith, the reserve was established in July 1975. The area is incredibly rich in historical significance with battlefields located in close proximity to the reserve. Spioenkop is popular for boating and fishing; and the reserve also hist a number of animals for game viewing.

Overall, the Central Drakensberg is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. With its stunning natural beauty and wide range of outdoor activities, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Remember to bring your camera along to take some fabulous pictures. Upload some via our website – Photo Competition, and you stand a chance of winning a two night stay for 2 people! Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram where we announce our quarterly winners.