South Africa - 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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2602, 2018

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!

802, 2018

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

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

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 about what will happen IF we all keep watering our lawns, taking romantic Valentines day bubbles baths and letting the taps run while brushing our teeth. If the local community and our visitors don’t join together and reduce our overall tap consumption to under 450 million litres per day, THEN the [...]

2401, 2018

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 [...]

1701, 2018

What Dates To Take Leave to Maximize Your Time Out The Office

January 17th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Who doesn’t want to be out the office for as long as possible. Take 11 days leave and get 34 days off work. Enjoy all that extra time with friends, family and loved ones. The following days are the official South African public holidays in 2018 Day Date Holiday Monday 1 Jan New Year's Day Wednesday 21 Mar Human Rights Day Friday 30 Mar Good Friday Monday 2 Apr Family Day Friday 27 Apr Freedom Day Tuesday 1 May Labour Day Saturday 16 Jun Youth Day Thursday 9 Aug National Women's Day [...]

1501, 2018

Top 5 Most Popular Cape Town Activities

January 15th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Cape Town itself is one of the most populair destinations to visit in the world. Cape Town has so much to offer it can be a bit overwhelming. So we put together a list of our favorite activities to do when in Cape Town Mountain climbing Hiking trails in Cape Town are abundant and one of the most populair activities to do. Cape Town and it’s surroundings has beautiful nature to explore. When you go on a hike make sure to be prepared. Bring enough water and sunprotection. Game reserves Southern Africa is the perfect place to [...]

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