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The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
| Drakensberg Region, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These mountains are so Incredibly beautiful. The hiking trails offered are in excellent condition. Every scenery has an undeniably beautiful view. Mountain water is delicious to drink and the air is so pure and fresh. If you love hiking and nature you sure don’t want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anri_gerber
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

wonderful landscape, top for walking hiking and horse riding in the wilderness. up from any civilization a few lodges offer luxury surrounded only by nature

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schiffi_69
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places I have seen. The mountains are great for hiking and the scenery is just different than any other mountain place that I have seen before.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rafael C
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The mountains are breath taking, great for hikes, or just driving around in African homelands. The concentration of Bushman rock art is overwhelming! Absolutely amazing place.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alex T
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Highmoor for the first time with our 9 and 12 year old. Easy 2km hike to the dams with spectacular views. Very scenic drive up to the reception with tar roads. Even saw some snow, definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Frewbru
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The never ending views of this fascinating mountain range along South Africa's escarpment will stick with you for life. These mountains have holiday resorts for the southern, mid and northern regions along the routes between Durban and Johannesburg.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ernstuken
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

An endless vista of mountains with rivers flowing and waterfalls. Iconic sites too numerous to mention. Worth at least a few days in areas such as Cathedral Peak and Champagne Castle near Winterton.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rob D
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Drakensberg with its dragon like skyline is always majestic in its appearance and its colouring changes as the day proceeds.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My husband and I have been annual visitors to the Central Drakensberg for the past 12 years. On our last visit (November/December 2017) our adventurous side got the better of us and we were set out to broaden our Drakensberg horizons to incorporate the Northern...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank zerwickrenatevictor
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stayed at Champagne Castle a few nights so we got the chance to hike in the Drakensberg Mountains. Beautiful ragged edged mountains where the hikes offer peace and quiet. Also the vegetation is spectacular with various Protea varieties growing in the wild, and mountain...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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