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Drakensberg Mountains

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The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Drakensberg with its dragon like skyline is always majestic in its appearance and its colouring changes as the day proceeds.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My husband and I have been annual visitors to the Central Drakensberg for the past 12 years. On our last visit (November/December 2017) our adventurous side got the better of us and we were set out to broaden our Drakensberg horizons to incorporate the Northern...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stayed at Champagne Castle a few nights so we got the chance to hike in the Drakensberg Mountains. Beautiful ragged edged mountains where the hikes offer peace and quiet. Also the vegetation is spectacular with various Protea varieties growing in the wild, and mountain...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Recently traveled through the Drakensberg, from south to north, spending a total of five nights at two different lodges. In every direction you look it's like a picture-perfect postcard. Breathtaking views of rock massifs in 50 shades of green. Plenty of opportunities for hiking or...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went on a short day walk in the Bushmans Nek area to Halfway cave. Moderately easy walk and beautiful views all round. The Parks Boards Officer at Bushmans Nek was friendly, professional and helpful.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a B&B in Central Drakensberg (see pictures for basic maps). Across the R600 there is plenty of accommodations and places to eat. If you're on a trip through SA it is worthwhile staying a few nights here. Although the area is remote, it...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Spent two nights in the Berg with my biker buddies. Snow on the mountains and views out of the movies. Great setting for any occasion. Hotels are many and well appointed. beautiful walking /hiking trails and something for the serious climbers as well.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Wow I am hiking in the mountains for the last 34 years. The best hiking trails in South Africa. Lots of walking around in nature. Many lodges and Hotels in the area. Respect the mountains not a place to fill around. Awesome views pretty stunning...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Our biker group decided on going for a long winter's ride through the mountains. We started at the Wimpy in Margate on the South coast. As we approached the mountains we got this rush of pure bliss, fresh cold winter air and beautiful scenery. Vast...More

Thank Lyn691
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Drakensberg mountain area is a world heritage site and is always pleasant to visit. There are a large number of rock painting sites and some are relatively easy to access. The environment is pleasant, with streams and forests and wildlife. The baboons are however...More

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faten2016
19 January 2016|
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Response from Travellinggypsy62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faten, this would likely be referring to a walk from the hotel, which is already at quite an altitude.
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