Drakensberg Mountains South Africa family holiday

Drakensberg Hiking Tour

Scale the spine of South Africa in the dragon’s mountains

Drakensberg Hiking Tour
Drakensberg Mountains South Africa

Keen walkers who include a Drakensberg hiking tour in their South Africa hiking holiday will not be left wanting.

Names such as Cathedral Peak and Giant’s Castle are telling clues as to some of the landscapes you might encounter, should the mood compel you.

Drakensberg Hiking Tour
Drakensberg Mountains South Africa
Drakensberg Mountains South Africa
Where to go?

The Drakensberg mountains extend across a large swathe of South Africa.

However, your Drakensberg hiking tour will most likely take place in the area to the north west of Durban, bordering the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

Accommodation choices range from cosy retreats to larger resorts but the focus is invariably on exploring the spectacular surroundings.

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What to do?

South Africa’s highest mountain range may not automatically appear on the must-see list of most South Africa family holidays.

But don’t let the dramatically named landmarks put you off. There are trails of varying lengths to suit all, from seasoned hikers to youthful dawdlers.

Spectacular wildflowers adorn the hillsides while iridescent sunbirds dart among the aloes and proteas. A surprising number of mammals can also be spotted by those with a keen eye.

There is always something to see and so much that elevates a Drakensberg visit far above your typical family hike.

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When to travel?

The trails can be enjoyed at any time of year but of course, conditions vary with the seasons.

December to February brings the warmest weather but be sure to pack a waterproof! June to August sees clear days, cold nights and snow on the peaks. The remaining months of the year are generally recommended, with March-May in particular offering great conditions for hiking.

Whatever the time of year, pack for all eventualities and you will be certain not to incur the dragon’s wrath!

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