- Hiking / Trekking
- Archaeological Site
- Sustainable Tourism
- Unesco World Heritage
- Off the beaten track
I spent three days visiting the Drakensberg on my last trip to South Africa. I quickly regretted not having arranged a longer stay in these mountains, which are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage.
Treks for hikers, trips on horseback for riders, climbs of summits of up to 3500 metres in height, cave art to explore for archaeology fans: there's simply so much to do at the Drakensberg. To give you enough time to make the most of this wonderful region, I advise you to spend a minimum of five days there. In particular, you really have to visit the Sani Pass, the Giant's Castle, the Champagne Castle and the Mont-aux-Sources
The Drakensberg mountains are divided into three distinct parts, each with its own characteristics. The north section is the highest part of the mountain chain, with several summits surpassing 3000m in altitude. The mountains separate South Africa from the Kingdom of Lesotho. I loved this part as it contained, in my opinion, the most original mountain forms.
The central part allows you to go on walks around Cathedral Peak. The view over the green hills that surround it is sublime. I also liked stopping near the waterfalls and going through the tropical forests.
One of the most beautiful panoramas in the region is definitely the Amphitheatre. This mountain massif transported my to prehistoric times, by its relief and the colour of the rock. The walking paths are well maintained and there are plenty of signs.