Adventures in Drakensberg

The Drakensberg, fondly known as ‘the Berg’, is a breathtakingly beautiful series of mountain peaks that forms the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. These enchanting mountains, centrally positioned on the eastern side of South Africa, are a favourite holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors alike.

Geologically speaking, the magnificent Drakensberg forms part of the Great Escarpment which extends in a giant arc from Tzaneen in Limpopo all the way round…

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Adventures in Drakensberg
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The Drakensberg, fondly known as ‘the Berg’, is a breathtakingly beautiful series of mountain peaks that forms the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. These enchanting mountains, centrally positioned on the eastern side of South Africa, are a favourite holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors alike.

Geologically speaking, the magnificent Drakensberg forms part of the Great Escarpment which extends in a giant arc from Tzaneen in Limpopo all the way round South Africa and into Namibia and Angola, forming the edge of the central Southern African plateau. The spellbinding grandeur of the Berg section of the escarpment is due to the resistance of its rock to erosion which, over millions of years, has resulted in towering, steep-sided cliff faces and pinnacles, some over 3000m high. A sheer delight to the eye!

Around 300km from Johannesburg, Royal Natal National Park and the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre Valley of the Northern Drakensberg are almost too spectacular for words! Photography enthusiasts, nature lovers and adventurers are drawn by the stupefying natural beauty, snow-capped peaks, scenic hiking trails, rivers, waterfalls and caves. Let the splendour of nature be inspiration for your next Teambuilding adventure and Bergville, central to the northern Berg resorts, is the perfect location.

The ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the Central Drakensberg is a vast area and encompasses Cathedral Peak, the Champagne Valley, the quieter Injisuthi Valley, Giant’s Castle and Kamberg, famous for some of the best San rock art in the Drakensberg. The park forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides sanctuary to endemic and threatened species of plant and animals.

The Southern Drakensberg is around 250-300km from Durban, and here you will find the infamous Sani Pass, considered to be the mother of all mountain passes in South Africa! This challenging and exceptionally scenic gravel road is best explored by 4x4 and will take you to a summit altitude of 2876m where you can stop off for a cold beer – or a hot chocolate – at the highest pub in Africa!

Whatever your interests, the Berg offers something for everyone! Head for the skies and try out the aerial cable trail, canopy tour, zip line or gorge swing. There is even a flying trapeze! Paragliding amongst these incredible peaks is also an unforgettable experience, and there are some challenging rock and ice climbing opportunities.

Those who prefer terra firma can enjoy an assortment of 2 and 4 wheel activities including 4x4 tours, quad biking, mountain biking, and Scootours off-road downhill scooters offer loads of family-friendly fun! The Drakensberg’s hiking and slackpacking trails are second to none, and fly fishing and star gazing are also popular. Water-based activities include white water rafting and tubing on the Tugela and Injusuti rivers, and snow skiing in nearby Lesotho is available during the winter months.

Drakensberg Adventures

4x4 Tours

If you are looking to get your wheels Dirty, then a 4x4 Adventure in the mighty Drakensberg is the adventure for you! Tackle the spectacular Sani Pass, the road between Drakensberg and the Kingdom in the Sky. This spectacular mountain pass is a white-knuckle ride that takes you over the Drakensberg...

Aerial Cable Trail

The magnificent Drakensberg is home to many adventure activities. For a fun day out, contact our operators and book an Aerial Cable Trail. You will experience the thrill of gliding through the air, soaring over rivers and forest, from one platform to the next.  An Aerial Cable Trail consists of...

Big Swing

Head to the Drakensberg and take a leap of faith into the clean skies and feel the adrenaline rush as you soar through the air. Oh, safely secured in a harness of course! A Big Swing is a great big jump from a gorge and where better to do this than the mighty Drakensberg!

Canopy Tours

Are you a nature lover, whose idea of a fun day out includes soaring over cascading waterfalls, enjoying awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains? If that sounds like your kind of fun then a Canopy Tour in the Drakensberg is the perfect option! A canopy tour consists of platforms constructed in trees...

Fly Fishing

Give a man a fish and he will have food for the day, but teach a man to fish and he will wear funny hats for the rest of his life. Jokes aside, the feeling of the pull of a fish at the end of your line quickly becomes addictive. Drakensberg is blessed with great fishing and a Fly Fishing Adventure...

Flying Trapeze

‘Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages. Welcome to the Circus! We are now joined by our latest performer on the magical Flying Trapeze! Introducing….(drum roll)…YOU!’ Have fun throwing triple backflips on a genuine circus Trapeze. The only trapeze in Drakensberg is in the scenic Drakensberg...

Gorge Swing

The mighty Drakensberg is an adventurer’s playground and a Gorge Swing (or Big Swing) is another great activity for adrenaline junkies. A Gorge Swing a great big jump into a breath taking gorge – safely secured with a harness of course!

Hiking

In the eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, along a lengthy volcanic spine of escarpment lies a magical place that has drawn hikers to its peaks and crevices for generations. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a playground for hikers. The Amphitheatre trail gets you to the top, while the Giants Cup is a more...

Ice Climbing

The Drakensberg offers fantastic adventures and some of these you will not find anywhere else in Drakensberg. One of these is Ice Climbing. Of course, you can join our operators on expeditions slightly further afield, but if you are a first timer, then try out the Ice Climbing in the Drakensberg. We...

Mountain Biking

What do jeep trackes, dirt roads, wooden bridges across ravines and single tracks have in common? They are all part of a Mountain Biking Adventure in the Drakensberg. Mountain Bikers of all levels of ability come here for an amazing day in the saddle with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Paintball

So you want to go Paintballing in the Drakensberg, but need a few good reasons to convince your boss, significant other, parent and so on. Well, here’s a few excellent reasons why you should go Paintballing today: Paintballing makes action heros out of couch potatoes. This is an active sport that...

Paragliding

The sweeping views of the Drakensberg are best enjoyed from the air on a Paragliding Adventure. Paragliding gives you the chance to join the eagles of the sky in the simplest form of flight. A paraglider gains height by flying thermals so you get a very good idea of what it feels like to soar like a...

Quad Biking

The majestic Drakensberg is home to a vast variety of adventures. A day spent riding on rocky mountain passes and through flowing water on a Quad Bike in the Drakensberg is a day that you will not soon forget. A Quad Biking adventure is a fun adrenaline pumping experience in the great outdoors. A Quad...

River Rafting

River Rafting is a popular activity in the Drakensberg. A River Rafting adventure is a pleasant mixture of a sociable meander down a river and an adrenaline filled experience negotiating rapids. Which river you choose will depend on how much of an adrenaline rush you want. The Tugela River is the most...

Scootours

Scootours is downhill off road scooters.  This extreme new Drakensberg activity was started by Drakensberg Scootours in December 2013.  So when you are next in the Champagne Castle area pop in at the adventure centre and book your scootour activity.  Take an easy drive up the mountain,...

Slackpacking

The mystical ‘Berg’ is a place that you need to tick off your hiking list. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park offers a wide variety of hikes. Many are well suited to slackpackers. Slackpacking is a no mess, no fuss version of hiking. It is suited to the kind of person that loves to spend time in the...

Snow Skiing

Drakensberg’s topography is like a soup plate turned upside down, the Drakensberg Mountains stretch nearly the total length of the east coast of Drakensberg.  Being far enough south on the African continent and with most of the Drakensberg Mountains over 1500 meters the area does surprisingly...

Stargazing

Stargazing or amateur astronomy involves using a telescope to watch the night sky and the all-night parade of celestial bodies. What better place to do this than the fresh, clean, high altitude air of the Drakensberg. Go Stargazing and start a love affair with the planetary wonders in the starry landscapes...

Teambuilding

Building a formidable team is the key to success of any business. But how can you ensure that people work at their best, day in and day out, in often stressful situations? And how can you manage the many different personality types and ‘office politics’ that develop when people need to work together?...

Tubing

Grab a tube and take off down the rapids of the rivers in the Drakensberg on a Tubing Adventure! Tubing or Geckoing in the clean water and rapids of the rivers of the Drakensberg is fun to the whole family. It’s hard to beat on a hot summer’s day so get those Boots Wet on a Tubing Adventure!

White Water Rafting

The Tugela River starts it journey in the mighty Drakensberg where it plunges 947 metres down the Tugela Falls. This river is the largest in Kwa Zulu Natal and adventure seekers come here for a fun filled action packed White Water River Rafting Adventure with rapids ranging from Grade 1 to 5. You can...

Zip Line

A Zip Line Adventure in the Drakensberg is for everyone – young and old. All you need is a sense of adventure. It may sound strange, but a Zip Line Adventure is even suitable for people who are scared of heights! Many people are afraid of heights and feel anxious at the start of the first slide. The...