Close your eyes, just for a moment and imagine yourself sitting here… peacefulness, tranquility and immense beauty. This is the window to our world.

Every day our lives are bombarded with noise around us that even the sound of a siren no longer alarms us. We have become so accustomed to these noises that we have forgotten the pleasures of silence.  Immerse yourself in the stillness of the Drakensberg Mountains, take it slow and enjoy the view. It is in these moments of silence that we find ourselves, it is in these moments of silence that we reflect on the past, the present and the future. We invite you to come and experience the window to our world.

5 Interesting facts about the Drakensberg Mountains

  • The Afrikaans name Drakensberge comes from the name the earliest Dutch settlers gave to the escarpment, namely Drakensbergen, or Dragons’ Mountains.
  • The Drakensberg mountains have a sandstone base, which has eroded over millennia to form numerous caves and overhangs.
  • The Drakensberg is the longest and highest mountain range in South Africa.
  • In the Southern and Central Drakensberg there are spectacular ancient rock sites with over 35 000 images in some 600 cave and overhang sites between Royal National and Bushman’s Neck.
  • The Drakensberg forms a natural boundary between South Africa and Lesotho, home to many nature reserves with waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

The Drakensberg Mountains have a way of beckoning you to come and experience it. The beautiful scenery draws you in and soon you find yourself wishing you were here. Sometimes all it takes is a weekend in the mountains to rejuvenate the soul. A visit to the Drakensberg allows you to indulge in quietness and to enjoy the view.

Have a look at things to do while visiting the Central Drakensberg. We invite you to come and experience our region and appreciate the window to our world.

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