Drakensberg Adventures

Adventure Biking
Aerial Cable Trail
Archery
Big Swing
Camino Routes
Canopy Tours
Cycle Tours
Flying Trapeze
Guided Hiking
Helicopter Flights

Drakensberg Adventures and Activities.

Hiking on the high escarpment of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, where you’ll seldom encounter another soul, is one of South Africa’s most iconic adventures. Encompassed within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s highest peaks and longest mountain range are home to the endangered bearded vulture and an unrivaled collection of ancient and mystical rock art. It is also home to wild adventure and is the only place in South Africa where…

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Drakensberg Adventures and Activities.

Hiking on the high escarpment of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, where you’ll seldom encounter another soul, is one of South Africa’s most iconic adventures. Encompassed within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s highest peaks and longest mountain range are home to the endangered bearded vulture and an unrivaled collection of ancient and mystical rock art. It is also home to wild adventure and is the only place in South Africa where you can do ice climbing.

Apart from pure leg labour, there is only one other way to the top; a tortuous and breath-taking drive up the Sani Pass, and most 4x4 tours of the Drakensberg will include this route. Heli-mountain biking will get you some way up, into the higher foothills. The gravity-enhanced rollercoaster ride down is a mountain biker's dream come true. Otherwise, a hot air balloon flight will lift you gently upwards to marvel at the basalt domes and spires and sandstone cliffs.

Because of the altitude, tough access, and unpredictable weather, most of the Drakensberg’s numerous adventure attractions take place in the velvety folded foothills and lower valleys. Here you will find tumbling streams and rideable rivers offering further scope for the active and enthusiastic visitor in the form of kayaking and river rafting trips. Aerial cableway trails and big swings catapult whooping people through indigenous forests and across ravines. Paragliders brighten the sky with their colorful canopies. Friendly horses carry sightseers along scenic trails. Adventure bikers explore quiet winding backroads that lead from one quaint rural town to another.

The higher peaks and escarpment of the Drakensberg have a magnetic pull for those seeking adventure in its purest form. Put on your pack and respond to the call. To truly appreciate this bastion of wildness, guided hiking expeditions are the way to go. 

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Drakensberg Adventures

Adventure Biking

Adventure Biking in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal - Guided Motorcycle Tours. There’s nothing like the feeling of heading off into the unknown on a gritty adventure bike road trip. An adventure bike tour on the back roads and tracks along the foothills of the Drakensberg with the constantly changing...

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...

Archery

Archery in Drakensberg. Where can I go for archery lessons and clubs? Archery is a sport for all people whatever the gender, age of physical ability.  It can also be...

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!

Camino Routes

The camino routes in Drakensberg. What is a camino route? Below is our list of routes in SA. The original camino is a network of ancient spiritual walks criss-crossing Spain and...

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...

Cycle Tours

Cycle tours in Drakensberg. Where can I cycle in SA? Cycling holidays, city tours, mountain biking and more. Drakensberg is criss-crossed by roads. Some go through...

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 South Africa is in the scenic Drakensberg...

Guided Hiking

Guided hiking in Drakensberg. Where can I do hiking in SA? Time is never more precious than when you are on holiday. If you’re lucky you have 10 days, maybe a bit...