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“beautiful mountain range, great hikes”

Drakensberg Mountains
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Drakensberg Mountain Range and Nelson Mandela...
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Owner description: The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
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 streams with crystal clear water. The mountains are a wildlife sanctuary as well, we saw a deer and many birds, but there is a lot more to be seen it you take your time. So: go and explore and enjoy, please keep it pristine.

2  Thank RP-Netherlands
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"cathedral peak"
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"natal midlands"
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Recently traveled through the Drakensberg, from south to north, spending a total of five nights at two different lodges. In every direction you look it's like a picture-perfect postcard. Breathtaking views of rock massifs in 50 shades of green. Plenty of opportunities for hiking or just absorbing the tranquility - if it's not New Year's day, that is. A world heritage site for a reason.

1  Thank Mohnomishe
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went on a short day walk in the Bushmans Nek area to Halfway cave.

Moderately easy walk and beautiful views all round.

The Parks Boards Officer at Bushmans Nek was friendly, professional and helpful.

Thank NJC112
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a B&B in Central Drakensberg (see pictures for basic maps). Across the R600 there is plenty of accommodations and places to eat. If you're on a trip through SA it is worthwhile staying a few nights here. Although the area is remote, it is well accessible by car and you will find everything you need. Beautiful hikes. Blindman's corner (return via Keartland pass) is great, but cannot be underestimated. Take your time and enjoy the 5 hour hike. Very experienced hikers can probably race the track in 3 hours.

Thank willewew
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Spent two nights in the Berg with my biker buddies. Snow on the mountains and views out of the movies. Great setting for any occasion. Hotels are many and well appointed. beautiful walking /hiking trails and something for the serious climbers as well.

Thank deenapadayachee
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