Experience the Drakensberg as a hub of tourist attractions
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
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
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 missed.
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.