A World Heritage site known to the Zulu people as uKhahlamba meaning “Barrier of Spears”, the Drakensberg forms a majestic semi-circular border between KwaZulu-Natal and the inland mountain kingdom of Lesotho. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this region 2,500 to 3,000 metres. The Park protects an amazing cultural legacy of ancient rock art in Africa painted by Southern Africa’s earliest inhabitants, the San or Bushmen. The early Dutch settlers called them the Drakensberge or ‘Dragon Mountains’. Many of these caves have rock paintings by the San (Bushmen). This portion of the Drakensberg has between 35000 and 40000 works of San rock art and is the largest collection of such work in the world. Take to the mountains for hiking, abseiling or rock climbing, or explore the trails on your mountain bike. Become a history buff with a visit to the battlefields, museums and other historical sites.
Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, this luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury. With just 11 rooms its' a haven for those wanting to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks and roaring log fires. This charming, country-chic farmhouse hotel on…More info
The Cathedral Peak is nestled in the valley where the San (Bushmen) people once hunted, bordering Maloti-Drakensberg Park, this picturesque, mountain resort hotel is nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site). There are daily guided hikes (including walks to Bushman paintings and beautiful…More info