Drakensberg is known for its mountain peaks that are made up of the Northern and Central Drakensberg area with the most beautiful scenery imagined.
The area falls into four valleys, Champagne Valley in the Central Berg through the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley. The Royal Natal National Park and Ampitheatre Valley and the Middledale Pass Valley in the Northern Berg. Each of the four valleys has its own kind of beauty and character, with magnificent mountain views.
When looking for Drakensberg accommodation the Royal Natal National Park is well-known for its accommodation area and has the widest selection of accommodation to choose from ranging from modest Bed and Breakfast to self-catering, guest houses and splendid hotels and resorts covering prices to suit every pocket.
The Park is a tourist attraction too with its most famous feature the Ampitheatre where the brave can climb up a chain ladder and view the escarpment from the top. Here the Drakensberg for the length of 5km raises straight up to the sky, to a height of over 3000 feet. Another tourist feature in the area is the Tugela Falls cascading down 5 drops forming the second highest waterfall in the world.
Drakensberg accommodation within the Royal National Park can be found at Thendele hutted camp. It’s in one of the most picturesque settings with a view of the Ampitheatre from every chalet; and has the distinction of being the closest in the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) Wildlife Berg Camps to the main Drakensberg escarpment.
Activities include Trout fishing, Horse Riding and hiking. And within 8km there’s the Thendele Lodge, tranquil, exclusive with its own secluded garden and a resident cook prepares delicious meals with food supplied by guests.
While in Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley two Drakensberg accommodations worth booking into are Mnweni Cultural centre and Didima Resort and San Art Centre.
The Didima Resort and San Art Centre is a KZN Wildlife project with accommodation, a 4X4 trail that leads from the Ampitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Cathedral Peak via the Mweni valley. It provides a challenging drive as well as a remoteness that is unique in today’s world.
The Mnweni Cultural Centre provides accommodation, trails and guides as well as some of the most challenging climbs in the entire Drakensberg