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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa
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The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
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"champagne castle"
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"south africa"
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"world heritage site"
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"cathedral peak"
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"breathtaking views"
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"mountain range"
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"four nights"
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"the past years"
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"hour hike"
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"spent days"
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"peace and quiet"
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"natal midlands"
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"take your time"
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"perfect place"
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"lush vegetation"
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

The Drakensberg mountain area is a world heritage site and is always pleasant to visit. There are a large number of rock painting sites and some are relatively easy to access. The environment is pleasant, with streams and forests and wildlife. The baboons are however...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

We traveled the Central Drakensberg area in Natal midlands extensively. Starting at the parking place at Monk's Cowl, we went for a 5h hike, passing the sphinx and the keartland pass. The tour was strenous. Make sure to carry some water and some snacks with...More

2  Thank siehstewoll
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you like your mountain views, here is the place for you. Some awesome views, highly recommend you take a look yourself.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I cannot get enough of these mountains! They keep on mesmerizing me changing continuously as the weather changes! There are so much to do from sanctuary visits to water sports, from arts and crafts to food founds! I will keep on visiting this area which...More

1  Thank Karen J
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

These beautiful mountains never disappoint, each time we come we see something completely different. The last time we were enveloped in clouds which made it feel as though we were on top of the world.

Thank CookRE
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Have traveled the Southern, Central and Northern Berg areas extensively and have not been disappointed. One just needs to be aware that when hiking in the mountains distances can be deceptive. One always needs water, some nutritious items to snack on as well as a...More

3  Thank irishmike60
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Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 days in these mountains and saw some amazing panoramas. Each day is so different than the last with the fluctuating weather. There were also many beautiful birds. Many activities are available including hot air balloons, hiking and mountain biking.

2  Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

This range of Mountains creates the backdrop of one of South Africas most beautiful Landscapes. There set in the Natal Midlands are lots of resort Hotels and Lodges offering many activity and experiances. Very popular with Locals and foreign Visitors. Perfect place to unwind and...More

3  Thank Ferial
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful mountain range, from the amphitheater to the under-berg. Lots to explore and do. Never a dull moment

1  Thank hsbartle
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at two different hotels - the Cavern and Champagne Castle with three young kids and two seniors. We couldn't do many hikes but managed to do a few around the Champagne area. We also got 'lost' and found ourselves at the world heritage...More

2  Thank peudorange
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faten2016
January 19, 2016|
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Response from Travellinggypsy62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faten, this would likely be referring to a walk from the hotel, which is already at quite an altitude.
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