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THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS

Spectacular hiking in the mountains of KwaZulu Natal...

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.




WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent. These walks are in more remote areas such as the Alps or northern Portugal. Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.




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Spring, Autumn

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    The Drakensberg Mountains (Grade 6)
    Date
    01 Mar 2018
    Nights
    16
    Grades
    GRADE 6
    Depart From
    London (Heathrow)
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    Available
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    £2,675
    The Drakensberg Mountains (Grade 6)
    Date
    12 Mar 2018
    Nights
    16
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    GRADE 6
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    The Drakensberg Mountains (Grade 6)
    Date
    06 Sep 2018
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    16
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    GRADE 6
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  • Accommodation

    We stay at two magnificent resort hotels in two different areas of the Drakensberg Mountains:

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

    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.

    Sole occupancy supplement £190-£199

    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.

    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.

  • What's Included
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Return flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg (British Airways)
    • Arrival transfer by road c.4hrs30mins

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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