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THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS

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Take a guided holiday hiking in South Africa s Drakensberg Mountains and experience the incredible panoramic views that such amazing surroundings provide.
  • Product Code 48000
  • Holiday Type Special Selection Hotels
  • Grade Grade 6
  • Holiday Duration Nights

As you approach the Drakensberg the view sends tingles down your spine. The great rock wall which the Zulus call the Barrier of Spears rises up before you, awe-inspiring jagged peaks rising to 3300m. Its scale is overwhelming, leaving even the most seasoned traveller speechless.

You are spending two weeks inside this walkers’ paradise, based in two very different centres - Cathedral Peak in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the family run Cavern Berg Resort on the edge of the Royal Natal National Park. Each centre has its own distinct beauty and character but both share the magnificent mountain views.

Cathedral Peak nestles into the hillside and is one of the best hotels we feature. It is a small ‘oasis’ set in the most stunning scenery. Your walks can start directly from the hotel and head out onto the surrounding peaks and hills to the Doreen Falls, Neptune Pools and Rainbow Gorge to name but a few. On the walks keep your eyes open for at least some of the 121 resident bird species.

At Cavern Berg you walk amongst fantastic flora and fauna, indigenous forests and equally spectacular scenery. The walks here have evocative names such as ‘Camel’s Hump via Cannibal Cavern’ and ‘The Silent Woman via Jackal Ridge’. You will see baboons roaming over the hills close to the Cavern and there are over 200 species of birds. We spend much of our time in the Royal Natal National Park where the San Bushmen have lived for over 5000 years. You will come across some of their ancient rock paintings on your walks.

On a couple of the days the walks may be nearer a grade 7. However there are alternative walks for those who do not wish to participate at this level.



By travelling with us, in addition to experiencing the joy of visiting new places, you can make a difference in the communities you visit. With your help, Heart & Sole is able to make a positive impact in less developed countries and communities in need.

Holiday Highlights

  • Views of the Amphitheatre, one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth and the world’s second highest waterfall, the Tugela Falls.
  • Beautiful scenic walking in an untouched paradise.
  • We will have the services of a local guide in both centres to better explore this wonderful area.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Seven lunches
      A local guide to enhance you experience
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg (British Airways)
  • Arrival transfer by road c.4hrs30mins
  • UK add-on flights and/or upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights Premium Economy, Business or First Class may be possible, please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensburg

The Cathedral Peak Hotel, is a beautiful resort hotel in the shadow of Cathedral Peak, the highest mountain in the Drakensberg. Open since 1939, Cathedral Peak offers traditional combined with luxury accommodation with spectacular views. It's one of our most popular hotels.

 

 

 


Cavern Drakensberg Resort, Drakensburg

The Cavern Drakensberg Resort, set at 1500m on the edge of the Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains close to the magnificent Amphitheatre escarpment.

 

 

 


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