The Drakensberg is the largest and highest mountain range in Southern Africa. It’s Northern and Central regions are most popular and can be found in South Africa while its southern region can be accessed from Lesotho. Four valleys can be explored in the northern and central regions, and are undeniably breathtaking and inspiring.
The Champagne Valley, Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, Amphitheatre Valley and Middledale Pass Valley are among the most beautiful and frequently visited. Here, guests can camp, stay in self-catering accommodation or be pampered by luxurious Drakensberg accommodation, while enjoying the stunning views of sweeping mountains, steep cliffs and beautiful waterfalls.
Here, you’ll be able to see the world’s second largest waterfall, the Tugela Falls at 947 meters high, as well as the 119 globally endangered flora species. Due to its high altitude, it rains frequently in the Drakensberg, the rainfall being vital to South Africa’s economy as it provides the water source of the Orange River and smaller rivers which irrigate Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
The Drakensberg is a conservation area which looks after endangered fauna and 299 different bird species – 37% of all Southern African non-marine bird life. On the mountain tops sweeping grasslands are scattered with the odd creeping plants and small shrubs, while in the gorges taller trees grow and thicker bush; a truly interesting and diverse landscape for you to discover.
Explore the beautiful Drakensberg with Nomad Tours; go on hikes, horse-rides, explore its enchanting rivers and magical waterfalls, and journey into the past with the stories portrayed on the historical rock paintings. Relax and reconnect with nature and adventure in this magnificent mountain range.