The Northern Drakensberg and the central Drakensberg both offer a similar
and dramatic aspect of the Drakensberg Mountains
The Northern Drakensberg seperates Lesotho, the
Free State and KwaZulu-Natal and is is an area of dramatic mountains
and waterfalls. The Northen
Drakensberg and The Central
offer a similar aspect of the Drakensberg Range. This area is well known
fr its dramatic hiking trails and dramatic scenery.
The Northern Drakensberg has many of excellent accommodation options,
from mountain hotel resorts to guest houses and self-catering units and camp
sites. The Northern Drakensberg is the source of the Tugela River, the largest
river in the Province, and it plunges some 950 meters over the edge of the Mont-aux-Sources
Plateau in a spectacular waterfall. This waterfall, the Tugela Falls, is the
second highest waterfall in the world. The Amphitheatre is possibly the most
photographed feature of the Northern Drakensberg.
For the historian the Northern Drakensberg offers many battlefields
of the Anglo-Boer wars around the town of Ladysmith.
The mountains in the
Northern Drakensberg also offer some dramatic caves and shelters where a
mass of bushman paintings can be seen. Also some caves are perfect of over
night hiking trails.
Northern Drakensberg accommodation
Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places
you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view,
location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private
accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the
best deals available.
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And
the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi
spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto
a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.
Guest Farm - While this guest house is a little further away
in the Champagne Valley it still a great option to stay when you visit
Giants Castle. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special
few days in the Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families
with units that can accommodate 6 persons.