The Southern Drakensberg

The scenic Southern Drakensberg is a must for any eco tourist. It is a land of great contrasts, with gently rolling hills and valleys giving way to the jagged basalt peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.

Incorporating the villages of Underberg and Himeville plus surrounding area, the Southern Berg is a paradise for those who love active, outdoor holidays and the beauty of undisturbed nature.

An extensive part of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park falls into the Southern Drakensberg area making it a haven for hikers, lovers of wildlife and birds and wildflower enthusiasts.

Situated at high altitude and far removed from major development ensures that the Southern Drakensberg remains a pristine environment for the outdoor enthusiast.

The contrast of the seasons is well defined; with the lush green and warm summers giving way to the cold dry winters.

Besides superb trout fishing, the majestic Sani Pass and hiking, numerous other sports and activities promise a most enjoyable stay.

The Sani Pass is one of the most spectacular mountain passes in South Africa. It climbs up through the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg
escarpment in a series of tight zig-zag curves. The route was originally used by pack animals to bring goods up from South Africa to the colonial outpost of Mokhotlong in Eastern Lesotho and the surrounding villages

Enjoy mountain biking, horse riding, trout fishing and much more. Explore a wealth of San Rock Art, as well as the local arts and crafts. Visit the Himeville Fort Museum.


Southern Drakensberg accommodation options are mainly offered on private property bordering onto the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the form of self-catering chalets to luxury hotels.

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