The Drakensberg

On 29th November 2000, the Drakensberg became a World Heritage Site. It met the World Hertige criteria for both cultural and natural world heritage properties.

Those who have visited this area will agree that it is unique. Its vegetation, glasslands and size combine to make it a very special place. Bushmen survived in the berg for thousands of years. They hunted game for food.

During the early 1800’s white settlers arrived, and soon depleted the game, using firearms. Sadly, this forced the bushmen away. Only a few paintings on the rocks remain to tell their story.

Northern Drakensberg
From the Tugela valley, the spectacular Amphitheatre is flanked by the towering Sentinel to the right and Eastern Butress on the left. From the plateau, the Tugela river begins its journey to the Indian Ocean.

The river flows into the Woodstock dam where some of it is pumped, via canals, to feed water to the Gauteng regoin.

Climate
The Drakensberg is blessed with hot summer days and cool nights. Winter months are cooler and dryer with occassional snow falls.

137 thoughts on “The Drakensberg”

  1. Good day,
    I have noticed that rates for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 are available. Some months ago I made a booking for camping site no 44 if I remember correctly for the first week in October. I was told that I would be notified when rates are available to send a deposit. Is the booking still in order? Thanks

  2. Dear Gerhard
    I have sent the invoice to your email.
    Kind regards
    Brenda Dozva

  3. Good day
    Looking for availability 7-11 July self catering chalet…we are 5 adults….are you pet friendly…..have a mini yorkie

  4. Dear Ashina

    Thank you for your valued enquiry for accommodation.

    Are you looking for chalets or campsites ?

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries or wish to make a reservation.

    Kind regards

    Brenda Dozva

    Reservations

    Hlalanathi
    Drakensberg
    Resort

  5. Dear Kuben

    Thank you for your valued enquiry for accommodation.

    We can offer you a 6 sleeper at R2 500.00 per chalet per night from the 7th to the 11th of July 2016.

    Unfortunately we do not allow pets.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries or wish to make a reservation.

    Kind regards

    Brenda Dozva

    Reservations

  6. Hi,

    We’re looking for a lodge for 1 and campsite for 2 (or lodge for 2 and campsite for 1 if that’s not possible) from Aug 5-7.

    Are Ampitheatre hikes accessible from Hlalanathi? The main purpose of the trip would be hiking.

    Thanks

    1. Dear Matt

      Thank you for your valued enquiry for accommodation.

      We can offer you a 2 sleeper at R1 100.00 per chalet per night from the 5th to the 9th of August 2016 and a campsite at R195.00 per adult per night from the 5th to the 9th of August as well.

      Over that period we have a minimum stay of 4 nights.

      For hiking you can contact the Royal National Park on 036 438 6303.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries or wish to make a reservation.

      Kind regards

      Brenda Dozva

      Reservations

  7. Hi please advise cost 2 ppl sharing for 30aug-2sep 2016
    Including golf for the 1&2sept

  8. Dear Angelique

    Thank you for your valued enquiry for accommodation.

    We can offer you a 2 sleeper at R850.00 per chalet per night from the 30th of August to the 2nd of September.

    Golf will be R80.00 for 9 holes and R110.00 for 18 holes.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries or wish to make a reservation.

    Kind regards

    Brenda Dozva

    Reservations

  9. Dear All at Hlalanathi,
    Such a beautiful place where I have spent many happy days. Will be visiting Jade, Camilla, Isabella, Oliver. Cole and Luca in February 2017, will try and come up for a week-end. Warm regards from Bente in Oslo Norway.

  10. hi I want to book for the 16th of December he much a day plz give me all information and I need the accommodation tnx.

  11. Dear Nombuso

    Thank you for your valued enquiry for accommodation.

    Can you please tell me the number of people that will be with you so I can give you a quotation .

    Please send your details to info@hlalanathi.co.za so that I can further assist you.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries or wish to make a reservation.

    Kind regards

    Brenda Dozva

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