Tourist activities in the
Experience the Drakensberg as a hub of tourist activities
Drakensberg Horse Trails . There are few regions that offers better
horse trails and horse riding experiences than that of the Central Drakensberg.
The Drakensberg Mountains present splendid opportunities for both the
experienced and the beginner to ride this magnificent countryside on horseback.
Whats more horse riding in the Drakensberg is a great way to spend the
day, and the full length of the Berg is negotiable on horseback. If you
are a novice rider, your mountain holiday is the ideal time to acquire
some horse riding skills, as there are numerous spectacular bridle paths
that can be comfortably managed by the inexperienced horse rider. If you
are confident in the saddle, this is an opportunity to explore the foothills
and experience the true magic of the mountains.
Boys Choir. The Drakensberg
Boys' Choir School has an internationally
acclaimed choir trained in the Drakensberg. The boys range from grades
4 to 9 and have toured both nationally and internationally. They perform
a wide range of music from classic choral work to modern arrangement and
their African choral work and gumboot dancing is spell-binding. The Drakensberg
boys choir have a loyal following at their weekly concerts on Wednesday
at 3.30pm during term times.
Trails . The Central Drakensberg has a variety of well mapped
walking and hiking trails that vary in distance and difficulty allowing
you to choose the walks or hikes suitable for you. There are half hour
trails that have almost no elevation to streneous whole day hikes and overnight
and helicopter flights .
Flights by helicopter or microlight are available to view the Drakesberg
Mountains from a different perspective. There are a number of operators
in the Drakensberg Region and they all will make themselves available from
various take off points.
air ballooning . Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity
of hot air ballooning. Hot air balloon flights are offered principally
on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains' The hot air balloon take-off
is from a site in or around the Kamberg Valley and within sight of Giants
Castle. The Antbear Guest House has the best balloon launch location.
Rock Art .
The central Drakensberg is home to a large sandstone cave containing
Bushman rock art, one of the biggest and best preserved painted sites in
southern Africa. Regular guided tours to the bushman rock art sites are
available on a daily basis. Kamberg, Injasuti and Highmoor,
Giants castle, Monks Cowl and Cathedral Peak offer
rock art site open to day visitors
Canopy Tour .Led by trained guides as you glide between platforms
perched in trees and on cliff faces, allow your senses to flood with the
timeless atmosphere of the forest. The inspiring nature of the majestic
Drakensberg, the ancient indigenous forest, waterfalls and the cascading
stream make this an opportunity not to be missed. The Drakensberg Canopy
Tour® is a fun and safe eco-adventure for the whole family and is also
ideal for teambuilding and corporate events. The tour typically lasts 3
hours after which you will return to the reception to enjoy a well-deserved
Game Reserve horse trails .
Horse Trails through the reserve, where game is abundant, provides the adventurous
with close-up views of a variety of game including giraffe, and encounters
with white rhino. This is the best way to see game in the wild as animals
are far less tolerant of people on foot. This is an experience not to be
Game Reserve . The distant blue hills and undulating thornveld
valleys of KwaZulu-Natal make a superb backdrop for the scenic Weenen Game
Reserve. With the Bushmans River flowing through a spectacular gorge in
the reserve, Weenen's excellent road system and walking trails, visitors
have many scenic and game viewing opportunities as they walk or drive around
Water Rafting .
White water rafting on big water is traditionally between November and
April but as always Mother Nature has the final say! On big water we use
the eight and four man rafts while in lower water the two man crocs and
one man kayaks are ideal.
Hide The bearded vulture is most famous for its intelligent habit
of carrying bones high into the air and dropping them on the rocks below.
After a few drops, the bone has cracked enough for the vulture to reach
the nutritious marrow inside. The bearded vulture is one of the shyest
of vultures, and lives a mostly solitary existence, on remote mountains
and cliff faces. Booking is essential for this vulture hide where excellent
viewing is offered of raptors especially from May to September. Tel 036-3533718,
Meander The Midlands Meander is what weavers, potters, woodcrafters,
leather workers, artists, metalworkers, box makers, herb growers, cheese
makers, beer brewers and pianos have in common. You will find them all,
and a great deal more on the Midlands Meander map - South Africa's first,
largest and most popular art and crafts route.
Falls The waterfall is a fantastic sight and for those who have
time to spare, there are picnic sites where you can view the water plunging
down into the valley.