The wild and rugged scenery makes the Drakensberg mountains a paradise for hikers. San Bushmen rock paintings and fascinating wildlife and birdlife further enhance this region’s appeal.
Reasons to visit the Drakensberg mountains include:
Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are particularly good. In the summer months (December to February) can be stormy, while the winter can be very cold, with snow not uncommon.
Cathedral Peak Hotel is set in the heart of the Drakensberg Mountains. Full range of guest facilities and comfortable accommodation.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse offers a warm welcome, delicious freshly prepared food and the chance to explore the Drakensberg mountains.
En-suite chalets in a beautiful setting in the Drakensberg mountains.
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.