South Africa - Drakensberg

DRAKENSBERG

Truly the most majestic and largest mountain range in South Africa is The Drakensberg. Its height reaches almost 3500 metres and spreads from the south eastern part of the country through Lesotho and into the Northern area of Mpumalanga.

It is home to an array of wildlife – from over 250 different bird species, mammals such as eland, baboons and buck to the less commonly found white rhinos and wildebeest. Reptiles abound, like tree and rain frogs and a large variety of fish that live in the many rivers that flow through this extraordinary mountain range. The vegetation is also something to boast about and has many beautiful forests and grasslands within the area. The picturesque views and scenic hikes make this spot ideal for someone wanting a little less of the city life and more time in nature.

Also known as the Dragon Mountains, Drakensberg activities include outdoors adventures such as mountain biking on the many trails this area has to offer, white river rafting on the Tugela River, zip lining amongst ancient trees in spectacular forests, canoeing on one of the many lakes as well as quad biking or horse-back riding at the foot of the stunning mountain ranges.

Drakensberg is a hikers’ paradise and has trails all over the region. A hike to Tugela Falls is a must for nature enthusiasts – the second largest waterfall in Africa and is definitely a sight worth experiencing.  Sani Pass is a remarkable pass through the Drakensberg that also has many hiking and biking trails to explore.

If you would like to venture to the more cultural side of the Drakensberg, then the ancient Bushman Rock Art is a must see. This area has the highest concentration of san bushman rock art in South Africa and can be viewed in isolated caves while enjoying a stunning hike or in the easily accessible Bushmans’ Cave museum in the Giants Castle Reserve where paintings are dated up to 800 years old.

Whether relaxing near a tranquil lake with a glass of wine while absorbing the breath-taking views of this incredible area or exploring the mountain trails and impressive wildlife on display is more your idea of a perfect getaway, the Drakensberg has it all. Contact Ashanti Travel Online to assist booking a tour best suited to your ultimate holiday.

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December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

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