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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2109, 2018

Ashanti Lodge Gets a 3D Virtual Walk Through

September 21st, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

It is always very exciting when you are booking an accommodation for the holidays. The pictures on the site looks stunning, the location is perfect and there is a great pool. But when you eventually arrived at the hostel it is not what you expected. So you found out that they haven’t painted the building for years, the couches are dilapidated, the photos of the area are not correct and there is no pool. That’s why we have decided to provide you with a virtual reality experience. We want to let our guests see exactly [...]

1909, 2018

Cape Town Dams Back Up To 70%

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

In our last blog about water shortage, we talked about day zero, this was the moment when the dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send everyone to communal water collection points. Both locals and the tourist had to take several precautions to save water. Cape Town had been in the news several times this year, regarding the water scarcity. With this article we want to clarify where we stand with the water supply in Cape Town. First of all, Cape Town’s supply dams have [...]

1209, 2018

5 Interesting Facts About South Africa

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Tours, Budget Safaris, Cape Town, Day Tours, Destinations, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to see the Big 5, visit penguins, go on a wine tour and enjoy some skiing, all in one vacation? Here are 5 interesting facts you possibly do not know about South Africa... 1. The African Penguin at Boulders Beach At less than an hour drive from Ashanti Lodge, you will find Boulders Beach home to the African Penguin. The African Penguins are the only type of penguins found on the continent. Pretty special right? Boulders Beach is the best place in South Africa where you are able to see [...]

409, 2018

WATCH NOW: Adorable Baby Lion With Mom In Kruger

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

This amazing video was caught in the Kruger national park recently. It shows a mother and her cub playing and relaxing on the side of the road. Have you ever seen something so adorable? These safari goers came across this adorable mom and cub while they where on a budget safari in the Kruger National Park. What a special safari day it must have been for these tourists to come across these lions with their cub so close. A female lion can give birth to up to six cubs at a time. [...]

108, 2018

Woman’s Month in South Africa

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Durban, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa, West Coast|0 Comments

In South Africa we commemorate Women through out the month of August as a tribute to the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th August 1956. The march was in protest of the extension of Pass Laws to women that would prevent them from moving freely within South Africa. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and the 9th of August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. In celebration of South African Woman’s Month we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on all female shared dormitories. Valid for DIRECT bookings only: Email [email protected] [...]

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