The Southern Drakensberg is an extensive part of the Ukahlamba Drakensberg Park and is a paradise for hikers, lovers of wildlife and birds and wildflower enthusiasts. Tourists can enjoy mountain biking, horse riding, trout fishing and much more! Explore a wealth of San Rock Art, as well as the local arts and crafts of the Southern Drakensberg.
The breath taking scenery of massive mountain peaks, rock structures, wide grasslands, and magnificent waterfalls, majestic rivers, pools and fern-carpeted forests – the Drakensberg is untouched, wild, unpopulated and unrivalled. It’s a paradise for hiking and fishing, reachable through Lotheni, Cobham, Kamberg or Giant’s Castle.
The most outstanding highlight is the hair-rising Sani Pass, the steep, abrupt hairpins that twist to the top of the escarpment to the highest point in Southern Africa reachable by wheels, starting at Underberg and Himeville. This is the only 4WD track into Lesotho from Kwa Zulu Natal. The pass it self, an experience of a life time, zigzags into the clouds, and draws increasingly more visitors from all over the world, to the “Roof of Africa”. An organised Tour with qualified operators or a 4WD, and a valid passport is required to conquer this magnificent pass
Southern Drakensberg attractions
Cycling is a major attraction in the area, especially mountain biking. The scenery and terrain make for some wonderful rides for all levels of the sport. No matter how fit you are, you will be eagerly stimulated by the ideal biking conditions. The Southern Drakensberg is a magical mountain and farmland district in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It streaches from Bushmans Nek to Kamberg incorporating the villages of Underberg, Himeville, Bulwer and surrounding area, the Southern Drakensberg is a paradise for those who love active, outdoor holidays and the beauty of undisturbed nature