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Antbear Guest House is rated as the TOP Drakensberg accommodation. Superb food, comfortable and artisticly styled this boutique hotel is perfectly positioned to experience all that the Drakensberg has to offer.

 

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Amphitheatre - Northern Drakensberg

The Amphitheatre is situated in Royal Natal National Park in the Northern Drakensberg

Amphitheare - Northern drakensbergThe Amphitheatre of the Northern Drakensberg is particularly well known as a tourist attraction and accommodation area. The Amphitheatre, for the length of 5 kms raises straight up to the sky, to a height of over 3000 feet. It is here that the brave can climb up a chain ladder and view the escarpment from the top. For a person of average fitness this must be the easiest way to access the top of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre – other than a helicopter. It takes just 3 hours to reach the summit along well maintained paths – and there is even an alternative route if one is afraid of heights and does not intend to tackle the chain ladders.

Hiking in the Amphitheatre area demands some preparation. Always wear sound shoes or boots. Be aware that this area is subject to rapid changes of weather in all seasons. Always take waterproof clothing and something warm even if you are roasting in the car park below. It has been known to hail and snow in summer at the high altitude. At this height pay heed to the fact that exercise is more tiring – the air is much thinner – and that one dehydrates much quicker.

A further feature of the Amphitheatre is the Tugela Falls cascading down 5 drops forming the second highest waterfall in the world.

Below The Amphitheatre in the 8000 ha of the Royal Natal National Park is situated the Cannibal Cave, where tribal people had to resort to cannibalism whilst hiding from the wrath of Shaka Zulu as he purged the Drakensberg area of his enemies.

This area below the Amphitheater has numerous walks and hikes to challenge the tourist, from easy to day long treks.

The Amphitheatre region also has a wide selection of accommodation to choose from ranging from modest B&Bs to Self-catering, guest houses and splendid Drakensberg Hotels and Resorts covering prices to suit every pocket.