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The Drakensberg Mountains, South africa
The Ampitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

The Ampitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

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The Drakensburg Mountains stretch the entire length of KwaZulu-Natal's western boundary, about 600 miles. You can enjoy hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing, horse trails, bushman rock art, guided tours, 4x4 trails, quad bikes, golfing, trout fishing, white water rafting, rock climbing and more.

Highlights of the Drakensberg Area include:

  • The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure in the Karkloof indigenous forest of South Africa. The canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the three-hour tour.

  • Bushman Rock Art: The San bushmen were the original inhabitants of the Drakensberg mountains and they left behind the most beautiful paintings in caves throughout the region. Some of the best examples of Bushman rock painting in South Africa can be found in Kamberg National Park.

  • Royal Natal National Park: Encompassing one of the most beautiful parts of the Drakensberg, the Royal Natal is perfect for those who enjoy hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. One of the highest mountains in the Drakensberg is the Mont-aux-Sources which is the source of five rivers and includes the stunning Tugela Falls which fall over 3000 feet and tumbles over 5 separate tiers.

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