The Drakensberg is the perfect venue for keen walkers and hikers, as there are countless trails to choose from. Rock climbing is also popular, as is horse riding, mountain biking and fishing. Those requiring a little more culture can explore the nearby battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, visit the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir, or admire some of the numerous paintings made on rock faces and in caves by the San Bushmen hundreds of years ago.
There are numerous hotels, guesthouses and campsites in the Drakensberg. Our personal favourites are Cathedral Peak Hotel and Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse.
When to go
Spring (September to November) and Autumn (March to May) are the most popular times to visit the Drakensberg as the weather is relatively stable and it isn’t too hot for walking. The summer months can be unreliable with many dramatic thunderstorms, whereas the winter months are very cold and there can be snow.