Ukhahlamba (Maloti) Drakensberg Park

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Ukhahlamba (Maloti) Drakensberg  Park, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Ukhahlamba (Maloti) Drakensberg Park (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

Ukhahlamba (Maloti) Drakensberg Park is located in the central Drakensberg mountain range in eastern South Africa, on the border with Lesotho.

The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for several features:

1. Its dramatic mountains, with some peaks over 11,000 feet (3,350 m) high.

2. Its cave formations, many inscribed with San rock art.

3. The many river systems that form in the mountain headwaters.

4. Diverse hiking opportunities to explore the above.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 
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Khotso Guest Farm

Khotso Guest Farm is located 10 km from the town of Underberg. This 1300-hectare is a working horse and sheep farm nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range. WiFi access is available at a charge. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

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Bushmans Nek

Surrounded by mountains and nature, Bushmans Nek is located 37 km away from Underberg. The resort features a restaurant, spa and a rock swimming pool. A variety of outdoor activities are offered. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

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Fairways Gold Crown Resort

Offering a swimming pool, Fairways Gold Crown Resort is situated in Drakensberg Garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Region. The resort has a barbecue and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$144

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Fairways Holiday Accommodation

Situated 33 km away from Underberg, Fairways Holiday Accommodation is set within the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, bordering the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$144

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Mountain View Cottages

Located in Underberg, Mountain View Cottages offer self-catering chalets with a swimming pool and views of the surrounding landscape. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Lake Naverone Holiday Cottages

Lake Naverone Holiday Cottages

Located on the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, Lake Naverone Holiday Cottages is set on large estate with 2 lakes and 7 km of river frontage. It offers picturesque stone cottages with magnificent views. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-
Khotso Guest Farm

Khotso Guest Farm

Khotso Guest Farm is located 10 km from the town of Underberg. This 1300-hectare is a working horse and sheep farm nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range. WiFi access is available at a charge. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Bushmans Nek

Bushmans Nek

Surrounded by mountains and nature, Bushmans Nek is located 37 km away from Underberg. The resort features a restaurant, spa and a rock swimming pool. A variety of outdoor activities are offered. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Blackbrook Farm

Blackbrook Farm

Blackbrook Farm offers pet-friendly accommodation in Underberg. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a kitchen equipped with a microwave and toaster. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

$50-
The Old Hatchery

The Old Hatchery

The Old Hatchery Bed & Breakfast offers bright rooms 10 km from Underberg at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. It features a restaurant and free WiFi is available. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57 - $51

$57-
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort

Located in Southern Drakensberg, this resort offers spacious accommodation, an outdoor pool with scenic mountain views and a well-equipped fitness centre. Relaxation facilities include a hot tub and sauna. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82 - $106

$82-
Malachite Manor

Malachite Manor

Offering a garden, Malachite Manor is located in Underberg. Khotso Horse Trails is 1.7 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured . Malachite Manor also includes a terrace. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92

$92-
Mountain View Cottages

Mountain View Cottages

Located in Underberg, Mountain View Cottages offer self-catering chalets with a swimming pool and views of the surrounding landscape. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-
Treadridge

Treadridge

Located at the foothills of the Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, Treadridge is set on 4 hectares of natural Berg mountain terrain. This holiday home boasts mountain views. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

$114-
Riverbend Chalets (Gold Crown Resort)

Riverbend Chalets (Gold Crown Resort)

Riverbend Chalets (Gold Crown Resort) is set within the scenic Drakensberg Garden and boasts views of lush landscapes and the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range. The resort has a restaurant, children’s playground and outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$137

$137-
Fairways Drakensberg

Fairways Drakensberg

Located in Drakensberg Garden, Fairways Drakensberg is 200 metres from Wellness Centre. Cairn is 1.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$144

$144-
Fairways Holiday Accommodation

Fairways Holiday Accommodation

Situated 33 km away from Underberg, Fairways Holiday Accommodation is set within the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, bordering the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$144

$144-
Fairways Gold Crown Resort

Fairways Gold Crown Resort

Offering a swimming pool, Fairways Gold Crown Resort is situated in Drakensberg Garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Region. The resort has a barbecue and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$144

$144-
Silo Cottage

Silo Cottage

Offering a barbecue and views of the mountain, Silo Cottage is set in Underberg in the KwaZulu-Natal Region, 2.8 km from Llyn Cothy Dam jetty & boat shed. Llyn Cothy Dam is 2.8 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$168

$168-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Lowland Mountains
The Drakensberg escarpment stretches for over 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the Eastern Cape Province in the South. Some of the most dramatic portions of this vast geological formation are in the park itself.
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking is essential to visit many of the parks features, including its caves, rivers, waterfalls, etc. Two of the popular shorter hikes are:

Hidden Valley. (A moderate 9kms - 3hrs hike) This hike begins at the Garden Castle main office, via Swimn Hut and along Hidden Valley, returning the same route.

Ash Cave Trail. (A 4 hours hike of 7.5 kms). This hike leads to ash cave in a sandstone band. Follow the right hand fork in the path along the Loteni River. Cave must be booked - sleeps 6.
Caves
The park is known for its many caves, which require hiking to get to. There are more than 500 caves in the mountains decorated with rock art, and these may only be visited when accompanied by a registered rock art guide. Two of the easiest caves in the park to access are:

Monk and Sleeping Beauty Cave. A moderate 2 hrs hike (4 kms).

Cypress Cave. A hike of 2 hours (4.5 kms). This is one of the few short hikes in the area where a small party can use the cave, which has running water nearby and sleeps six to eight people, depending on the weather.
Other Interests:
Combination
Archeological Sites
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls
Wildlife and Plants

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