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Drakensberg accommodation and experiences website.

This is the Drakensberg and surrounding areas accommodation and experiences website. Because it aims at offering a personalised and professional booking service for Drakensberg accommodation and experiences or activities. But this is predominantly for the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg and surroundsof South Africa.

Drakensberg Accommodation and experiences Booking SERVICE

Excellent accommodation establishments are found in the Drakensberg and the surrounding area. Ranging from hotels, self-catering establishments, guest houses, camping and caravanning accommodation. Furthermore, bed and breakfast venues, lodges, farm stays, and country lodges. Also, it offers many tourism services and experiences.

Potential tourists and service providers dont have a clear understanding of the product of this area. Thus, the need for a Drakensberg accommodation and experiences website. Moreover, a personalised and professional booking and consulting service. This service is Cathkin Booking and Management Services. It is a member of the Southern African Travel Services Association. Also, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry and the Drakensberg Experience.

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Drakensberg Conferences and Incentives

The Drakensberg is a critical conferencing centres in South Africa. The Cathkin Valley is conference Valley. One particular facility in this area has two plenary venues that can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates! It has a renowned ability to manage substantial conferences. For example, the Central and Northern Drakensberg not only have excellent conference venues, but well over 2,000 beds to accommodate conference delegates.

One of the two plenary venues at Champagne Sports Resort. (Source: Champagne Sports Resort).
One of the two conference plenary venues at Champagne Sports Resort that can seat 1000 delegates. (Source: Champagne Sports Resort)

A wide variety of incentive options are available in The Drakensberg . This is as a result of some excellent boutique hotels and significant lodges. Couple them with the Drakensberg experiences and activities below, to develop distinctive incentive programmes.

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Adventure Tourism

The Drakensberg is a centre for adventure activities or experiences. For example, it has the largest concentration of hiking trails in South Africa. Furthermore, Hot air ballooning, white river rafting, horse riding, trail running, abseiling, zip-lining, e-biking and mountaineering are some other adventure experiences.


Additionally, the Drakensberg is an important cultural centre. Firstly, it is the home of the Drakensberg Choir School. Furthermore, It has a range of curio shop centres, such as Thokosiza. Even a home brewery. Also, a renowned wine estate, known as the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate. Also a Chocolate Factory known asChocolate Memories. Moreover, there are a range of exceptional craft centres, which provide traditional Zulu baskets, bead work and even weaved carpets.


A significant portion of the Drakensberg is a world heritage site. This encompasses an area of 250,000 hectares. This area received this status on two counts. Firstly, due to its unique vegetation and wildlife of this region. There are some 1,800 plant species in the Drakensberg. Of these over 350 are endemic to this region. Furthermore, ten vertebrate species are unique to this mountain range.

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There are a range birds that are seen in the Drakensberg. Firstly the rock Kestral, the Cape Eagle, the Black Eagle, Bearded Vulture and the Jackal Buzzard. Additionally, observe a number of buck species in this particular area. Firstly the Common duiker, the Klipspringer the Eland, the Bushbuck, the rhebuck, the Mountain reedbuck and the Oribi. Other wildlife that is commonly seen in this area include the Rock hyrax or Dassie, the Chacma baboon. Fortunately, there are only three dangerous species of snake found in this area. Namely, the rinkhals, Berg Adder and Puff Adder. Their bites are rarely fatal. But medical attention should be sought if bitten by one of these reptiles.

The extensive flora of the Drakensberg.

Some common plants that tourists notice in this area include proteas, the Tree Fern, cycads and Yellow wood Trees. Furthermore, Bracken fern, Red Grass and Red Hot Pockers.

San Rock Art

Secondly, the park component of the Drakensberg, was declared a world heritage site for more than 30,000 examples of San rock art. The Drakensberg has the worlds most extensive collection of rock art.

The worlds largest repository of rock art.

The Drakensberg is one of some twenty world heritage sites that have received this award on two counts!

It was almost declared a world heritage site on a third count. As it is one of the worlds best examples of an erosional mountain. Moreover, The Drakensberg is an escarpment. It borders the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and three South African provinces namely, parts of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga. It stretches for some one thousand kilometres. The largest proportion of more than 300km, can be found in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Battlefields route, a special experience, in the surrounds of the Drakensberg. Drakensberg experiences.
The Battlefields route, a special experience, in the surrounds of the Drakensberg.

The Drakensberg is in close vicinity to some of the most significant battle sites and towns in South Africa. These include Zulu, Zulu-San, Boer-Zulu, Anglo-Zulu, Anglo-San and Anglo-Boer war sites. One cannot visit the Drakensberg and not visit some of the sites and museums in this area dedicated to the futility of war.

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One of the most important SOURCES of Water for South Africa

The Drakensberg is one of the most important sources of water for South Africa. Moreover, it has one of the most sophisticated water pumping facilities that pumps water into the Sterkfontein Dam. This dam provides a large proportion of the Gauteng provinces water. Gauteng is the economic and industrial hub of this country. Furthermore, this dam has the second highest dam wall in South Africa. Moreover, it is the tallest earth-filled dam. The view of this dam is magnificent. It is over three kilometres long and stores some 19,800,000 m3 of water! Most of KwaZulu-Natals rivers also originate in the Drakensberg.

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The second highest waterfall in the world is found in these mountains. Known as the Thukela (thunder) Falls. These falls drop close to one kilometre. Climb the Chain near Witsieshoek to experience this marvel!

So go ahead and please complete the following form regarding your specific Drakensberg needs. Also visit the Cathkin Booking and Management Services section on this website, which provides information on this agency. Alternatively, visit our other Drakensberg site at drakensberg.website or e-mail James at james@cathkinmanagement.com.

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Useful links:

Firstly, Accommodation read more;

Drakensberg Dream Cottage. An excellent example of a rustic self-catering experience in the Drakensberg.

Secondly, Activities and experiences read more

Hiking in the Drakensberg (Source: South African Tourism)
Hiking in the Drakensberg (Source: South African Tourism)

Secondly, Bed and breakfast establishments.read more;

Camping under the Drakensberg night sky (Source: South African: Tourism)

Thirdly, Camping and Caravaningread more;

Fourthly, Conferencing.read more;

Fifthly, Country houses and farm stays read more;

Sixthly, Eventsread more;

Seventhly, Guest housesread more;

Hotels and resortsread more;

Ninthly, Lodgesread more;

Lastly, Self-cateringread more

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Excellent view of the mountains in the distance, clean and well-maintained self catering unit, well-equipped kitchen, good shower, comfortable bed, starter kit with tea, coffee and dish washing liquid. A good mid-Drakensberg base, although the road leading to the resort is serious need of repairs, which appear to be currently underway.

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From R650 per night, for 2 ppl Self Catering in Clarens, Drakensberg

Grace upon Grace is situated in the quaint village of Clarens in the Free State. The village is located at the foot of Mount Horeb and is less than an hour's drive from Golden Gate National Park. The tastefully fur...

From R820 per night, for 2 ppl Self Catering in Clarens, Drakensberg

Views is 2 self-catering units on the edge of beautiful Clarens, and offers guests lovely views of the Rooiberge, die Golden Gate area and the Maluti mountains. Views offers guests 2 units that can accommodate up t...

From R2 000 per night (sleeps 4) Self Catering in Clarens, Drakensberg

Willow Villas is set in Clarens Golf Estate and offers comfortable self-catering accommodation overlooking a stream. We offer various units to suit different travel needs. The Willow Creek Villas accommodation com...Flexible Cancellation!

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Die Ou Pastorie offers accommodation in a renovated quaint sandstone building in the garden of the old Pastorie of the NG Church in Fouriesburg, Free State. In days gone by the cottage was once the stables for the V...

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Book House Cottage offers you stylish and comfortable accommodation right in the centre of Harrismith. Harrismith is a natural halfway stop on the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban and is also situated halfway betw...

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Oranje Guest Farm is a full working farm amongst the beautiful mountains of the eastern Free State, near the Lesotho border. It's the perfect setting for a breakaway, a wedding or special occasion in a valley create...Flexible Cancellation!

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Platberg Self-catering is situated in the town of Harrismith, and offers comfortable accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. The property location offers easy access to the N3 highway and the center ...

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Crags Cottage offers secure self-catering accommodation in the peaceful surroundings of the Kamberg Valley in the picturesque Natal Midlands. The delightful cottage offers views over rolling hills, the Spring Grove ...

Three fully equipped self-catering units, overlooking orchards, old sandstone buildings and Ventersberg, the highest mountain in the area. The path leading to Mama Fourie's is lawned and ensures a soft landing. It ...Flexible Cancellation!

The Haven is situated in the town of Estcourt and offers accommodation for a family or group of friends. It is within easy reach of shops, restaurants and surrounded by nearby activities and attractions. The house...

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