Maloti-Drakensberg Park

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Maloti-Drakensberg Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour

    1. Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour

    Your tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. There you will stop at Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. Visit the Gandhi statue before heading towards the Drakensberg mountains. Your main stop is Kamberg Nature Reserve which forms part of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is situated centrally in the foothills of the mountains. The reserve was proclaimed in 1951 and is 6,300 ha in extent. This reserve is particularly scenic, with many walks throughout the area. The natural landscape has many rock shelters, containing San rock paintings. These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4,000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity representing the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in the region. From ther...

  • Drakensberg World Heritage Tour

    2. Drakensberg World Heritage Tour

    The Bushman cave paintings are almost as old as humanity itself. They date back 2,000 years and are a fascinating look into the history and culture of the Bushmen or San people of South Africa. This full-day sightseeing heritage tour goes through the Drakensberg mountain range, a full 3-kilometer round trip hike. The cave paintings can be seen in the World Heritage Site Giant’s Castle. After the hike enjoy a hearty, well-earned lunch, which is included in the tour. On the return to Durban, visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, a significant monument that marks an important moment in South African history. Today it is commemorated as a world-class sculpture, in memory of Nelson Mandela and his heroic role in the struggle against apartheid.

  • Drakensberg Giants Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site

    3. Drakensberg Giants Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site

    The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Stop at Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. Visit the Gandhi statue also before heading towards the Drakensberg mountains and Giants Castle Reserve. Giant's Castle is situated on a grassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views. At Giants Castle reserve, there is a large sandstone cave containing prehistoric San rock art. The San and Khoekhoe people were hunters and gatherers who roamed South Africa for thousands of years. This cave is one of the biggest and best-preserved painted sites in southern Africa. This cave is an easy 30 minutes’ walk from the camp office and regular guided tours are taken through this unique exhibition. A visit to Giant's Castle offers the privil...

    My trip was a very interesting and fun one . Ndu Nene tour guide was jolly person and he taught us many interesting things.

  • Durban: Drakensberg Rock Art & Mandela Capture Site Tour

    4. Durban: Drakensberg Rock Art & Mandela Capture Site Tour

    Get picked up bright and early at your hotel at 6 AM and start your trip toward the mountains. Make your way to Kamberg, part of the Northern Drakensberg mountain range and home to the Rosetta Stone of SAN (Bushman) rock art. Upon arrival, meet your anthropologist guide, Dr Jeremy Hollmann, a specialist in early civilization rock art in Southern Africa, and watch an introductory video to understand the context of the people who inhabited this area. Then, follow Dr. Hollmann through the rugged terrain all the way up to Game Pass Shelter where he will delve deeper into the anthropology of the SAN people. There are several spots along the way which he will bring to life with historical anecdotes and anthropological theories. At Game Pass Shelter, take in the mystery of Bushman rock art, and explore theories and beliefs that underpin the art and culture of the SAN/Bushmen of Southern Africa...

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What people are saying about Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Fascinating ecxperience

I was so lucky as I could see beautiful hilly areas and meadows, and unusual shaped mountains. I am from a country with a lot of monotonous mountains and small area of flat land, so seeing such a huge, endless spreading of greenish hills and mountains was breath-taking. San Tribe's paining on walls of caves was also so much interesting. The guide was so nice, Colin, he was so humble and well known about the areas so deep. Although it was over three hours drive one way, I enjoyed myself very much. If you love truly fresh air and walk among meadows and paths with full range of flowers and interesting in ancient human paintings, Drakensburg is the MUST.

I had a really awesome day and Ndu Nene was professional &informativei

My trip was a very interesting and fun one . Ndu Nene tour guide was jolly person and he taught us many interesting things.

Beautiful landscape and hike. Driving overland with real African village life

nice day trip, lots of driving but really worth it.