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Drakensberg


The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment in South Africa and Lesotho.

The Drakensberg escarpment stretches for over 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Eastern Cape Province in the South, then successively forms, in order from south to north, the border between Lesotho and the Eastern Cape and the border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal Province.

The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana, at 3,482 m (11,424 ft). Others include Mafadi (3,450 m (11,319 ft)), Makoaneng at 3,416 metres (11,207 ft), Njesuthi at 3,408 metres (11,181 ft), Champagne Castle at 3,377 metres (11,079 ft), Giant’s Castle at 3,315 metres (10,876 ft), Ben Macdhui at 3,001 metres (9,846 ft), and Popple Peak at 3,331 metres (10,928 ft), all of these are in the area bordering on Lesotho. 

There are many caves in the Drakensberg Mountain and many of these caves have bushman paintings and San Rock art.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS IS A MAGNIFICENT PLACE TO RELAX AND UNWIND OR TO TAKE A HIKE OR HORSE RIDE. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SETTING IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL.

Contact us if you are interested in doing a trip to the Drakensberg mountains. As the drive from Durban is 3 to 4 hours, it is better to spend a couple of days in the Drakensberg to fully appreciate what it has to offer..