The Central Drakensberg
The Central Drakensberg is situated in Kwazulu Natal and can be reached from the N3 via Bergville, Estcourt and Winterton off ramps between the towns of Harrismith and Mooi River. The main attraction is the mighty Drakensberg Mountains with its peaks reaching an average height of 3000m, it is an area of scenic grandeur. This region consists of Cathedral Peak, Champagne Castle, Monks Cowl, Cathkin Peak, Injasuti and Giants Castle. The relaxing atmosphere and the wide range of activities on offer in the Central Drakensberg make it a mountain haven where tourists return with their families time and time again.
The best place to Stay
Of course we are probably bias. We love our place and are passionate about hospitality. But we also have reasons why we think Antbear Lodge is the best place to stay to explore the Central Drakensberg. The lodge is well positioned allowing easy day trips to Giants Castle, Kamberg, Monks Cowl, Injisuti and Cathedral Peak. We give great advice and tips on what to do where and we customise these ideas to suit our guests expectations. We operate a responsible and sustainable tourism business and we love what we do.
Activities in the Central Drakensberg
This central Drakensberg region offers by far some of the best hiking and wilderness trails anywhere in the Drakensberg Mountains. It is the enchantedness of the Champagne Valley that draws visitors away from city stress to escape to a place of rare beauty and peace. Giants Castle Nature Reserve offers overnight hiking trails as well as shorter, self-guided walks. Everything from a half hour easy walk to some pretty strenuous hikes to the top of the Drakensberg escarpment. The huge range of adventure activities available in the Giants Castle area include horse trails, helicopter flights, microlight flights, the Drakensberg Boys choir, quad bike trails, the Midlands Meander and so much more