Cathedral Peak Central Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve sports some of the best rock available
in the Central Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve borders on the upper Thukela area in the north
and east, Lesotho in
the west and Monks Cowl in
the south, this section of the Ukhahlamba
Drakensberg Park is 32 000 hectares in extent. Cathedral Peak containing
the magnificent Didima Valley with its many examples of San Rock art, it
is a hikers paradise offering routes that range from a few hours to several
For the visitors less inclined to physical activity or whose time is limited,
Mikes Pass provides an opportunity to drive to the top of the Little Berg
near the head of Didima Gorge for spectacular views of the main escarpment
and the surrounding lowlands.
While hiking in the Cathedral Peak area, a wide selection of plants and
animals can be seen in the extensive grasslands and forest patches characteristic
of this part of the Drakensberg.
Overhead the effortless flight of a Bearded vulture (Lammergeyer) while
closer at hand Malachite sun birds flash from protea to protea, a noisy troop
of baboons bark at the intruders in their domain and a family of Mountain
reedbuck display their white tails as they race up a nearby slope. Cathedral
Peak now offers an upmarket 140 bed huttted camp themed to the San People
and their rock art and a modern interactive interpretive centre which l allows
visitors a glimpse into the lives of these First People.
Accommodation near to Cathedral Peak
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And
the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi
spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto
a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.