The Drakensberg Mountains is a destination that cries out to anyone looking for an untouched wilderness destination. The Drakensberg is a serene area which allows visitors to relax and escape from their busy lives in the city and explore the wild lands – either through hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, down hill scooters, hot air ballooning, helicopter flips an canoeing.
The activities to do in the Drakensberg are endless and totally worth it. There are so many hiking trails that you will find the perfect fit for your expectations. Easy half hour trails to half day trails, full days hiking and even over nighting in the mountains are options. Hike in the Little Berg with the dramatic views of the high Drakensberg is a great option to start with. Hike up to the top of the escarpment starts to take a bit more planning and often using a Drakensberg hiking guide is a good suggestion.
For those less inspired the effort of hiking floating slowly in a hot air balloon is one of thise bucket list items you know you should experience at least once in your life. Or flying in a helicopter over the Tugela Falls. Kids love the down hill scooters and canopy tours. Adult kids too.
For those who prefer lying back on a lounger near the pool, reading a book, drinking a flute of champagne or having a nap under the sun there are options like Champagne Castle hotel Antbear Lodge and Alpine Heath Resort. All great options for visitors to unwind while looking at the mountain, simply enjoying nature’s best offerings.
Sani Pass is an idea for those who wish to challenge themselves to an adventurous 4×4 trip conquering the famous Sani Pass.
Spotting a Vervet Monkey or a Baboon near your hotel room would be a great story to tell, or perhaps a tale about encountering a Zebra, a black Wildebeest or a Gemsbok while on a hike would satisfy your wanderlust.
End your journey with a concert by the Drakensberg Boys Choir, with a picnic, another glass of champagne and a boatload of Drakensberg holiday memories to take home.