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DRAKENSBERG ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL GUIDE - KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

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The Mighty Drakensberg Mountains

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The Mighty Drakensberg Mountains   by Phillip Lagerwall

The Drakensberg is a 200 km long stretch of mountains in South Africa, the majority of this range falls in the Kwa Zulu Natal province. Translated into English, Drakensberg means "Dragons Mountain" and its Zulu name ukhalamba, meaning "barrier of spears" gives a brief description of this truly magical mountain range.

It is said to have been inhabited since the Stone Age and has captivated the imagination of every generation and culture, such as the San hunter gatherers and the Zulus, to have laid eyes on it. The Boers were forced to negotiate through this mountain range in 1837 during the great trek in order to reach their "promised land" and they came up with the name Drakensberg.
 
Towns in the surrounding area include Bergville, Estcourt, Underberg and Himeville, Mooi River, Nottingham Road, Rosetta, Winterton, Kokstad, MatatieIe and Swartberg. In the year 2000 the Ukhalambha-Drakensberg Park was made a world heritage site and rightly so. It met both the criteria for the natural and cultural listings and is a rare example of where such awesome displays of nature are interlaced with a deep and rich history. If one is in the South Africa it is a definite must see. 

As for accommodation the Drakensberg has it all. You can find yourself getting a deep tissue massage at a luxury spa or sharing a cave with other adventurous hikers. It also has hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses, caravan sites, camping grounds and cabins so what ever your preference you are guaranteed to find it.

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Activities are limitless and this region caters for every walk of life and every age. Obviously the most popular activity is hiking and walks. Once again the region caters for all, whether you would like to take a slow amble alongside one of the hundreds of streams and rivers or maybe spend five days on a guided hike through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Other popular activities include horse riding, quad biking, fly fishing for trout in a crisp mountain stream, playing on one of the many world class golf resorts, taking the 4X4 on a trail or simply catching up on some rest with a good book. 

The Drakensberg is also home to many game reserves managed and run by the Kwa Zulu Natal Parks Board where you have the chance of seeing many varieties of antelope, like Eland and the elusive Bushbuck, hundreds of species of birdlife and of course the baboon troops that make these mountains there home. The parks have excellent facilities and you can buy a pamphlet at reception that gives you a map and list of the trails in the park. Another major attraction is the bushman caves in various parts of the range. At Giants castle there is a bushman museum which allows you to get an insight into the life of the earliest inhabitants of this region and guided hikes can be taken to view the caves they lived in and the ancient paintings on the walls of these caves.

This area some how manages to offer a platter of accommodation, activities and experiences that appeal to such a wide variety of tastes that it is rare to come away from a holiday in the region and not have had a wonderful and memorable time.

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NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG ACCOMMODATION

Northern Drakensberg B&B/Guest Houses/Hotels
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BED & BREAKFASTS/GUEST HOUSES/HOTELS IN NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Alpine Heath Resort aha Alpine Heath Resort, Hotel/Self-Catering, Bergville, NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Just three hours from both Johannesburg and Durban, and considered to be one of Southern Africa's premier conference and holiday venues, Alpine Heath Resort allows you to relax in the comfort of an exclusive mountain village nestled in the midst of the Northern Drakensberg.  The entertainment capital of the 'Berg, Alpine Heath offers superb chalet accommodation, fine cuisine, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities and state-of-the-art conference facilities.  Fully equipped self-catering chalets. 
Sandford Park Sandford Park Country Hotel, Bergville, NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Overlooking Drakensberg Mountains, Sandford Park Country Hotel is set amid manicured lawns and rose gardens. Located in Bergville, it features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and barbecue facilities. Sandford Parkís spacious rooms have a TV, a work desk, and an electric kettle. Some of the rooms have views of the mountains, the lake, the garden, or the surrounding area. The hotelís country-style restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet with a selection of cereals, fruit salads, pastries, and fruit juices. It also offers a variety of South African and continental dishes for dinner. An á la carte menu for afternoon lunches is also available. Guests can relax by the pool, or choose from a number of activities, including badminton, volleyball, mountain biking, and bird-watching.
Little Switzerland Little Switzerland Hotel, Bergville, NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.  Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests, seek out the exciting bird life and delight in this ancient wilderness of flower decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls, where old mysteries remain and the tiny San left their priceless legacy of rock art. Undeniably a little bit of heaven in a very special land.  Little Switzerland is very popular with South Africans as well as a growing fraternity of foreign tourists, not only for the beautiful views and superb cuisine...
Sandford Park Sandford Park Country Hotel, NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Nestled at the foothills of the uKhahlama - Drakensberg Mountains, now a proclaimed World Heritage Site - a century old coach house nestles peacefully amid natural springs and streams.  Dating back to 1850, Sandford Park started its life as a coach house offering food and shelter for pioneers carving a road between KwaZulu - Natal and the Transvaal. A Battle ground of fierce and bloody conflicts between Boer and British troops for control of land and water, home for a British garrison sent to relieve the town of Ladysmith, causing the historical battle of Spioenkop, Sandford survived almost complete obliteration...
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SELF-CATERING IN NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

aha Alpine Heath Resort, Hotel/Self-Catering, Bergville, NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Just three hours from both Johannesburg and Durban, and considered to be one of Southern Africa's premier conference and holiday venues, Alpine Heath Resort allows you to relax in the comfort of an exclusive mountain village nestled in the midst of the Northern Drakensberg.  The entertainment capital of the 'Berg, Alpine Heath offers superb chalet accommodation, fine cuisine, an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities and state-of-the-art conference facilities.  Accommodation comprises fully equipped self-catering chalets.
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SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG ACCOMMODATION
Southern Drakensberg B&B/Guest Houses/Hotels
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FEATURED SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG B&B/GUEST HOUSE/LODGE ACCOMMODATION

Amazian Amazian Mountain River Lodge Drakensberg, Underberg, 
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Amazian Mountain River Lodge is situated at the House of Labyrinths in the Drakensberg.  Relax in the luxury quality four star honeymoon suites complete with spa baths and underfloor heating, enjoy a de-stress aromatherapy treatment, sip cocktails and savour the chef's gourmet creations. When your batteries are recharged, explore the beautiful mountain scenery on horse back or by foot, go on a guided rock-art tour in the southern Drakensberg World Heritage sites, or try your hand at wild-trout fishing. 
Lythwood Lodge Lythwood Lodge, SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Lythwood Lodge, set in the Natal Midlands on the east coast of South Africa, provides the finest accommodation, with individualised cuisine and magnificent facilities.  Lythwood Lodge, set in the Natal Midlands on the east coast of South Africa, provides the finest accommodation, with individualised cuisine and magnificent facilities. With the very best Africa has to offer, Lythwood Lodge is your premier South African country lodge.  Self Drive, Walking /Hiking, Honeymoon, Country Lodge, Fishing, Photography, Birding, Cuisine, Golf, Day Excursions.  Lythwood Lodge reflects elegance and opulence in each of our rooms.....
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FEATURED SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Pennygum Country Cottages Pennygum Country Cottages, Self-Catering, Underberg, SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Featuring free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Pennygum Country Cottages is located in Underberg. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a sitting area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Some units feature a terrace and/or patio. There is also a dining area and a kitchen fitted with an oven and microwave. A toaster and refrigerator are also available, as well as a kettle. Every unit has a private bathroom with a bathtub. Towels and bed linen are provided. Pennygum Country Cottages also includes a barbecue. The area is popular for golfing and canoeing. 
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