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Northern Drakensberg
- Royal Natal
- Cathedral Peak
- Bergville
- Ladysmith
- Oliviershoek
- Van Reenen

Central Drakensberg
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Injasuti
- Giants Castle
- Highmoor
- Kamberg
- Winterton
- Estcourt
- Mooi River
- Weenen

Southern Drakensberg
- Lotheni
- Vergelegen
- Sani Pass
- Cobham
- Bushmans Nek
- Drakensberg Gardens
- Underberg
- Himeville

Natal Midlands
- Rosetta
- Nottingham Road
- Balgowan
- Howick
- Lidgetton
- Currys Post
- Karkloof
- Lions River
- Fort Nottingham
- Hilton
- Dargle

Drakensberg Attractions
- Bushman Rock Art
- Hiking Trails
- Hot air ballooning
- Horse trails
- Helicopter & Microlight flights
- Restaurants
- Arts & Crafts
- Drakensberg Boys Choir
- Canopy Tours
- Midlands Meander
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- Golf
- White Water rafting
- Birding
- Quad Biking
- 4x4 Offroad trails
- Battlefield Tours
- Wine Tasting
- Museums
- Bicycle tours
- Abseiling
- Wellness & Spas



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Drakensberg Gardens - Southern Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Gardens

The Drakensberg Gardens is an area in South Africa located along the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Located near Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the gardens can be accessed through the towns of Himeville and Underberg. The area is known for its beautiful sceneries, quiet natural surroundings, and numerous hiking trails. Some of the other activities that normally attract visitors to the area include bird watching, trout fishing, and winter fun. Along the edge of the area lie the Himeville Nature Reserve and the Sani Pass, where visitors can marvel at the natural wonders that surround the area.

The Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail

The Giant’s Cup Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area. This trail traverses the Drakensberg Gardens, running from Sani Pass to Bushman’s Nek. The trail passes primarily through mountainous and grassland areas. Along the trail, hikers will be able to admire the small forest patches, as well as the various flora and fauna in the area. This is a long trail that stretches nearly 60 kilometers, taking approximately 5 days to complete. There are numerous huts along the path where hikers can visit and stay at overnight. Two of these huts, Pholela and Swiman, can be reached by vehicle. By starting or finishing at either of these two huts, hikers can shorten their hike by one or two days. Because of its length, this can be classified as a moderate hiking trail. Based on the difficulty of the trail, however, this is a rather straightforward hike, with some steep inclines. Children can also come along on this trip, as long as they are well watched over. Be sure to bring plenty of water, food and sunscreen for the trip ahead.

Other Trails in the Drakensberg Gardens Area

There are numerous other trails in and around the area. In fact some resorts have their own hiking trails for leisurely walking and nature viewing. In fact, the SA Adventure Trails depicts numerous trails in the Drakensberg Gardens Area, offering services such as guiding and overnight accommodations.