Drakensberg, formally known as Ukhahlamba and nicknamed “The Berg”, is situated within a mountainous region of South Africa. The N3 highway runs through the KwaZulu-Natal province and has a regional road connection to the city. Road connections are the only way in as the nearest international airport is in Durban and Peitermaritzburg hosts the nearest regional airport.
It is the natural sites of Drakensberg that get the attention of travelers who visit. A hike around a mountain feature known as the Ampitheater
is a must and provides rewarding experiences and excellent views. Royal Natal National Park offers both hiking and accommodation as well as the Tugela Falls Gorge Walk. Sani Pass and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
are also worth a spot on the to-do list.
From budget to luxury accommodation, travelers to Drakensberg can choose to stay near the highway for quick access to more of South Africa or choose to stay near a game reserve or national park. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Drakensberg for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.