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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3011, 2018

Special accommodation deal at Ashanti Guest Houses

November 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Specials|0 Comments

Book a 4-night stay at Ashanti Guest House and only pay for 3.  That is a 25% discount!!!   The rooms at our guest houses are a great upgrade from the Ashanti Backpackers Hostel for those who want a little luxury and privacy.     BOOK NOW! Not applicable with any other discount

711, 2018

7 places that you must visit during the Garden Route.

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Garden Route, South Africa|0 Comments

The Garden Route is one of the most special routes that exist. A route that takes about 700 kilometres along the most beautiful white beaches, towering cliffs, special cities, the highest bungee jump in the world and of course the famous Addo Elephant Park where you can go on a safari. During this route you do not want to miss a highlight. That is why we have selected 7 places that you must visit during the Garden Route. 1. What to do in Oudtshoorn? A day at Oudtshoorn can be spent in many different [...]

2510, 2018

5 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Cape Town

October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The coastal city of Cape Town is considered a major destination for tourists and expatriates in South Africa. From its beaches and South Atlantic waves, to the vast vistas of inland South Africa, Cape Town offers more than a few thrills and sights to marvel at. If you want to get away from the crowds, check out our list of non-touristy things to do in Cape Town. 1. Shop at Local Flea Market Skip the usual shopping spots and head to the Milnerton flea market. You’re bound to find great bargains due to the [...]

1110, 2018

REVIEW: 2 Day Whale and Wine Tour

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Together with two friends, I traveled to Cape Town in 2018 to visit and learn all that I could about this beautiful country. One of the first trips we did outside of the city was Ashanti’s 2 day whale and wine tour. I was really excited for this trip and couldn’t stop thinking about it. At 8:40 the guide picked us up at our accommodation. The other guests have already been picked up and we then drive straight to our first stop. This was the township of Kayamandi where we got to experience the [...]

1010, 2018

A Day Tour To Cape Point

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Cape Town is a city where you never get bored, there are so many things to see and do. A trip from Cape Town city to the Cape of Good Hope is a must for everyone’s bucket list. The Cape Of Good Hope (also known as Cape Point) located at the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula. The road to Cape Point is so incredibly beautiful to drive, especially when you go via Chapman's Peak Drive. It is a phenomenal coastal road that meanders through the rocky landscape, it has also been declared one of the most beautiful roads [...]

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