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Outdoor Activities In The Drakensberg
Horse Riding
Horse Riding

Golfing
Golf
 

Horse Riding:
Is available at numerous venues. Horse trails take you along mountain paths surrounded by magnificent scenery or slowly ride among the game at the Spioenkop Game reserve.

Fishing:
Royal Natal National Park, Rugged Glen and Sterkfontein Dam all offer fly-fishing. Go coarse fishng at Bell Park Dam and Woodstock Dam.

Golf:
All three valleys offer golfing facilities ranging from 9-hole golf courses to the magnificent 18-hole golf course at the Champagne Sports and Recreation Resort.

Bowls:
The Berg is a bowlers paradise. This can be experienced at The Nest, Cathedral Peak, Bergville Bowling Club and Oaklands near Van Reenan’s Pass.

 
Arts, Crafts & Culture In The Drakensberg

Antiques and Candles near Bergville at reasonable prices.

Ardmore Ceramic Studio, set in the Champagne Valley, displays ceramic work of ethnic and African design. This studio distributes its craft both nationally and internationally.

The Bata Shoe factory is situated near Loskop on the way to Injasuthi from which one can venture to see the Bushman Paintings.

Drakensberg Boys Choir This world-renown choir presents recitals on Wednesday afternoons during school term.The young Chorists show their skill and showmanship singing old favourites songs and spirit-rousing indigenous music.

Drakensberg Hydro Electric Power Station. Tours are conducted around this unbelievable fiet of both civil and electrical engineering. Visitors are amazed that water from the Tugela river is transported via the Power Station to the Vaal Dam in order to supply Johannesburg with additional water.

Glamosa Glass Factory (Estcourt).There is a daily morning viewing of the manufacture of glassware from recycled glass. Visitors can also visit the factory outlet to buy samples they see made.

Meadow Sweet Herbs is an organic farm and their herbs are distributed all over South Africa from a base in the Champagne Valley.

A visit to kwaZulu Weavers and Candles, is an experience not to be missed. It is like an Aladdin’s Cave of Rugs and Carpets. One can view how the rugs are made and order to one’s own specifications. A vast array of designer candles are also for sale with colours to match most people’s desires. The Waffle Hut is situated next door, serving both savoury and sweet waffles and pancakes, a treat for all ages.

Didima San Art Centre.This is situated in the Cathedral Peak area. A slide show provides pictures of the many rock art paintings found in this area and provides a rare glimpse into the history of the San hunters and gatherers, the lifestyle and their belief system.

Thokizisa and Gourton Hall are situated at opposite corners of the crossroads which leads into the Champagne Valley. Gourton Hall offers and displays solid wood designer furniture at reasonable prices. Thokizisa is a shopping complex which sells curios, wrought iron ware, interior decoratoring materials, clothes, shoes and even hammocks. After spending time browsing around one can visit the restaurant and bar to enjoy a  tasteful lunch.

 

Drakensberg Boys Choir
Drakensberg Boys Choir

Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts

 
Adventure Activities In The Drakensberg

The uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Park offers many mountain walks and hikes ranging from comfortable to the more strenuous.  KZN Wildlife can give advice about the different hikes available. Some examples are the Cascades, the Gorge walk, the Thukela Falls walk (the 2nd highest waterfall in the world), Dorian Falls Walk, Mike’s Pass and Rainbow Gorge.

Drakensberg Sun offers canoeing. Quad-biking, off road go-karting and river rafting are organised by FourRiversRafting at certain times of the year.

All Out Adventures offers abseiling, trapeze training, paint ball and much more in the Northern Drakensberg.

Game Viewing:
Game viewing is available at Spioenkop Game Reserve and Weenan Game Reserve. Here one can see Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra and many different types of Buck.

Bird Viewing:
Over 150 species of birds can be seen in the Drakensberg, including the rare Bearded Vulture or Lammergeyer, rare cranes and the Black Eagle. Witness an amazing display of Birds of Prey at Falcon Ridge in the Champagne Valley. Daily  show flights at 10.30 am (except Fridays), at a modest cost.

4x4 Routes:
Explore Mike’s Pass, Middledale Pass and Lost Valley by Geluksberg,

Bezuidenhout Pass and Mnweni Valley which link the Northern Drakensberg with Cathedral Peak.

Mountain Biking:
Mountain biking can be experienced in most of the Drakensberg.

Aircraft Fights:
Flights by helicopter or microlight are provided by Cathedral Peak Hotel and The Champagne Sport Resort. This is where the more adventurous visitor can soar high above the mountains and see the berg from a different perspective.

 

Game Viewing
Game Viewing

Bird Viewing
Bird Viewing

Aircraft Flights
Aircraft Flights

 
History In The Drakensberg

Visits to the Boerwar Battlefield Sites

Unguided/Guided Tours are available (by appointment). A guide will bring history alive for you. Sites to visit in the area are:
• Thaba Njama,
• Spionkop,
• Wagon Hill,
• Colenso,
• Capture of Winston Churchill,
• Elandslaagte,
• British Military Cemetry,
• NickelsNeck Battlefield,
• Tjerenkhula Battlefield,
• The Ladysmith Siege Museum and
• The museums in Winterton and Colenso

  Drakensberg Boerwar Battlefield Sites
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Boerwar Battlefield Sites
 
Drakensberg Ventures



Drakensberg Ventures offers you one to three day hiking excursions anywhere in the Drakensberg. Our climbs vary in distance and difficulty, from those suitable for children to others for the more serious hikers.


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