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…
Park in Northern Berg

Royal Natal National Park

Royal Natal National Park is one of the best spots in the entire KZN Wildlife system. The park and its surrounds are full of movie-quality scenery (literally: the 1964 film Zulu was shot here) and so many activities…
Nature Reserve in Southern Drakensberg Wilderness Areas

Highmoor Nature Reserve

Although more exposed and less dramatic than some of the Drakensberg region, the undulating hills of this reserve make for pleasant walks. It’s also one of the few places where you’re driving ‘on top of’ the foothil…
Deli in Underberg & Himeville

Pucketty Farm

Beatrix Potter meets Jamie Oliver: there’s more to this extraordinarily cute place than meets the eye. There’s a huge selection of great-value gourmet products, plus an art gallery and a small tea garden. Perfect fo…
Nature Reserve in Southern Drakensberg Wilderness Areas

Kamberg Nature Reserve

Southeast of Giant's Castle, Kamberg Nature Reserve has a number of antelope species and a mustn't-miss rock-art experience. It begins with a multimedia presentation, then you join a three-hour guided walk to the fa…
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 …
Italian in Royal Natal National Park

Tower of Pizza

Yep, there really is a tower, where very good wood-fired pizza is prepared. Grab a table on the outside decking and enjoy the clean air and mountain views at this excellent place near the Drakensberg mountains. Be w…
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) …