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“Drakensburg Mountains” 4 of 5 stars
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Drakensberg Mountains
South Africa
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Mountain Splendor -The Kingdom of Lesotho
Ranked #2 of 155 Attractions in KwaZulu-Natal
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing, Walking, Birdwatching, Hiking, Snowboarding
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Owner description: The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
Durban
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“Drakensburg Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spectacular mountain range (1000km long), loads of places to stop and stay for all budgets; famous for its bushman paintings. Great hikes for a variety of fitness levels.

I am focussing on the Drakensburg section based in KZN.

Tips: The most beautiful spots are to be found within the Ezemvelo KZN wildlife resorts (government owned), the accomodation in these places is generally OK but its not 5 star!

Summer: you may have difficulty seeing the mountains as they tend to get covered in cloud early in the day. Spectacular thunderstorms then follow in the afternoon.

And yes, as mentioned before, lots of potholes on the roads!

Visited May 2013
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“Mighty Drakensburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Looking to enjoy kms of scenic drives ,Drakensburg route offers peace & tranquility whilst enjoying the natural beauty & surrounds of the berg. Once again drivers take heed roads have numerous potholes, some places very narrow so drive with caution.

Visited June 2013
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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Drakensberg with Soul Adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Fabulous weekend of hiking in the Drakensberg with Darren and Jonathan from Soul Adventures. Darren has the gift to convince you to carry on when you feel like giving up and turning around.

Visited July 2013
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ireland
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If it is a place of out standing beauty your looking for these mountains have it....and more .The scenery and peace and tranquilty this place is like nowhere on earth well worth the time ti go ....

Visited June 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Epic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I love mountains .i love out door activities, but Drakensberg mountains fulfilled my dreams,i had an amazing hike and views with my fiance who is not much into hiking, surprisingly she had an unforgettable experience. We are planning to hike again. We stayed at Amphitheatre Backpackers in the Northern Drakensberg , got there from Durban by Bazbus hop on hop off which is an efficient transport from 1 hostel to another from 1 city to another city.

Visited May 2013
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