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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May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Botswana, Destinations, Okavango Delta & Maun|0 Comments

Africa has some of the most beautiful places on earth and the Okavango Delta is definitely at the top of the list. The Okavango Delta is an amazing place where you get to experience the African wilderness in a unique way. The sanctuary provides you access to beautiful lagoons, islands and smooth waterways. The Botswana Okavango Delta is also a fantastic safari destination, offering visitors something a little different. To have a complete experience it would be incredible to be able to do a safari in the Kruger National Park and then to stopover in the Delta. You are [...]

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April 13th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

Andrew Patterson is a man on a mission. His plan? To climb Table Mountain every day in 2018! That’s climbing 1085 meters every day for 365 days in a row. Some might ask if Andrew is a super fitness enthusiast or maybe a little bit crazy? Not at all. His mission has a purpose. A very noble and charitable purpose. His aim is to empower 1 million South Africans who are not in the means of empowering themselves. His main goal is to help one family, one child, one life by means of donations towards [...]

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WINTER SPECIAL – Book 3 Nights Get 1 night Free!

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa, Specials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book 3 Nights and Get the 4th night Free at Ashanti Lodge Valid for all direct bookings between the 1st of May 2018 and the 30th of September 2018 at Ashanti Lodge Gardens and Ashanti Guest House. Check out the links below for more details. Ashanti Gardens Ashanti Guest House Tours and Activities Or use the form below to contact us directly and receive your 25% discount!

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We Have Water – How Ashanti Lodge is prepared for Day Zero

February 8th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

UPDATE: With the help of both tourists and locals, Cape Town has managed to save water and hit our targets. Resulting in day zero being pushed back to 2019. If the rain comes this winter our drought will finally be over. A big Thanks you to every one that helped. The talk of Day Zero - the day the taps run dry - has many tourists worried about visiting Cape Town. Before you cancel your long awaited holiday to this beautiful city, we’d like to address these concerns. Firstly, Day Zero is not a definite. It’s a warning [...]

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5 Good Things That Happened To Our Planet In 2017

January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

People tent to spend a lot of time complaining about how the planet is falling apart. Not a lot of time is spent looking at all the good things that have happened to the planet recently. We decided to let you know about some of the amazing things that happened to our planet recently. These are the just some of the things that are providing our planet hope! 1. Reforestation in India This trend in India is to plant as much trees as possible in just one day. In 2016, more than 800.000 volunteers joined forces and were able [...]

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