Giants Castle - accommodation and hiking trails

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Northern Drakensberg

The Northern Drakensberg and the central Drakensberg both offer a similar and dramatic aspect of the Drakensberg Mountains

northern Drakensberg from sentinel peakThe Northern Drakensberg seperates Lesotho, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal and is is an area of dramatic mountains and waterfalls. The Northen Drakensberg and The Central Drakensberg both offer a similar aspect of the Drakensberg Range. This area is well known fr its dramatic hiking trails and dramatic scenery.

northern Drakensberg - Tugela GorgeThe Northern Drakensberg has many of excellent accommodation options, from mountain hotel resorts to guest houses and self-catering units and camp sites. The Northern Drakensberg is the source of the Tugela River, the largest river in the Province, and it plunges some 950 meters over the edge of the Mont-aux-Sources Plateau in a spectacular waterfall. This waterfall, the Tugela Falls, is the second highest waterfall in the world. The Amphitheatre is possibly the most photographed feature of the Northern Drakensberg.

northern Drakensberg the amphitheatreFor the historian the Northern Drakensberg offers many battlefields of the Anglo-Boer wars around the town of Ladysmith.

The mountains in the Northern Drakensberg also offer some dramatic caves and shelters where a mass of bushman paintings can be seen. Also some caves are perfect of over night hiking trails.

 

 

Northern Drakensberg accommodation

antbear Guest HouseAntbear Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view, location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the best deals available.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg 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.

ardmore guest farmArdmore Guest Farm - While this guest house is a little further away in the Champagne Valley it still a great option to stay when you visit Giants Castle. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special few days in the Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families with units that can accommodate 6 persons.