The Drakensberg region is a popular holiday destination for good reason. Everywhere you look you gaze upon an appealing setting thanks to the rugged beauty of the Drakensberg mountains. These awe-inspiring tabletop peaks form the boundary between South Africa and the kingdom of Lesotho. Roughly translating to “dragon mountains” the Drakensberg mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A holiday in the Drakensberg promises you a wonderful adventure getaway. Visit the caves that house over 600 examples of San rock paintings, or go on a breathtaking hike or horse trail. Try your hand at abseiling or white water rafting; there’s really something for the whole family. Drakensberg holiday accommodation offers you a wide range, from boutique camping, or glamping, to five-star hotel and spa experiences.
At the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains you’ll find the Midlands, a beautiful region filled with lush green stretches of farmland, quaint villages and a thriving arts and crafts route. The scenery is akin to the European countryside with its verdant pastures, grazing cattle and foreign flora planted by the English and Dutch settlers. Expect beautiful guesthouses, days spent browsing art galleries, visiting cheese farms and hiking through the hills and forests. The Midlands really makes for the perfect romantic getaway.
Browse our fantastic Drakensberg and Midlands holiday packages below and don’t hesitate to contact us should you need some assistance in planning your getaway.
Falcon Ride – Visit this bird of prey centre that includes raptors being rehabilitated. There are daily shows and it’s a great opportunity to see these incredible birds in action.
Canopy Tours – Find yourself in an indigenous forest, the Blue Grotto forest, and enjoy a birds-eye view of the spectacular surrounds.
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate – The perfect place to relax after a morning’s hike. Enjoy wine tasting and lunch while looking out onto vineyards impressively backed by the Drakensberg Mountains.
San Rock Art – Painted onto the cave walls are the stories of South Africa’s original people the San. There are nearly 600 rock-art sites across the region.
Nelson Mandela Capture Site – A cultural and historical site where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, a mesmerizing sculpture now pays tribute to his legacy.
Howick Falls – This beautiful waterfall is 95 metres tall and the local Zulus say it is the place of the spirits of the ancestors. Give yourself half a day to take a hike to view the falls and still have time to browse the interesting shops found in Howick.