Top things to do

Top Choice Bakery in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Valley Bakery

Baguettes, croissants and a range of sticky treats are baked on the premises (the owners even grow and grind their wheat). A quaint wrought-iron veranda is the place for a wonderful selection of breakfasts, includin…
Viewpoint in Giant’s Castle

Lammergeier Hide

The rare lammergeier, also known as the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), which is found only in the Drakensberg, nests in the reserve. Reserve staff sometimes give guests bones to put out to encourage the birds …
Historic Site in Giant’s Castle

Main Cave

The Giant’s Castle area is rich in San rock art. It's thought that the last San lived here at the beginning of the 20th century. To see some of these paintings, you can visit Main Cave, 2.3km south of Giant’s Camp. …
Park in Central Berg

Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve

Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve is known for having some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the Drakensberg. It sits between Royal Natal National Park and Giant's Castle, and the Bell (2930m), the Horns (3005m) and …
Park in Central Berg

Injisuthi

Injisuthi features some of the most spectacular views in the Drakensberg. On the grounds of what used to be a private farm, this KZN Wildlife park is home to some of the Drakensberg's tallest points, Mafadi (3400m) …
Pub Food in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Dragon’s Rest Pub & Restaurant

Sit outside at this delightful place and drink in the dam-side and mountain views while enjoying some fine Berg cooking and a cold drink. Inside is a log fire and a cosy bar. Service is painfully slow but the food i…
Park in Central Berg

Giant’s Castle

The Giant’s Castle ridge is one of the most prominent features of the Berg and the park that surrounds it remains one of the most popular destinations in the area. As well as hiking trails, the park has a short walk…
Park in Central Berg

Monk’s Cowl

Hikes ranging from a few hours to a few days in length, rock climbing and panoramic views are all on offer at Monk's Cowl. This reserve lies within uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park and contains three peaks: Monk’s Cowl (…
Live Performance in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School

Just off Dragon Peaks Rd are South Africa’s singing ambassadors, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School. There are public performances at 3.30pm on Wednesday during school terms, which come highly recommended by locals …
Wildlife Reserve in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Falcon Ridge

Falcon Ridge, with awesome raptor-flying demonstrations and talks, is 7km from the Drakensberg Sun turn-off.