The Central Drakensberg offers a wide range of interesting and exciting activities - there is something for everyone, from enjoying a concert or music festival at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys' Choir to riding the high wire at the Drakensberg Canopy Tour and then a relaxing treatment at one of the spa centres.

Your cottage folder contains details and contacts for all the activities listed below.

Hiking and Trails

There is nothing to beat the thrills of experiencing the true nature of our mountains from the majestic peaks to the crystal clear streams.
Various grades of hikes and walks available from the Monks Cowl Station of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

Contact No: 036-4681103

Buffalo Thorn Community Guides
082 216 9971

Bird Watching

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre hold shows daily. Not to be missed!
Contact: Greg & Alison McBey on 082 774 6398

Hlatikulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary.

Drakensberg Boys Choir School

Concerts on Wednesday afternoons during term.
May – Music in the Mountains
December – Christmas in the Mountains

Adventure Centres

Four Rivers Rafting & Adventures offer white water rafting trips, segways, quad-bikes, abseiling and many related adventure activities.
Call 083 785 1693 or

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre (based at Dragon Peaks Resort) offers Scootours (the first in SA), paintball, zipline, mountain bike trails etc.
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On site trout fishing in a ‘stocked’ dam. (catch n release)

Helicopter scenic tours

Westline Aviation – available from Dragon Peaks Park and Cathedral Peak Hotel.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops

There is a wide variety of places to eat out from a delicious tea and cakes at the local bakery through 'pub grub' at the Monks Cowl Golf Course to the splendid buffets at the several well-known hotels in the area

Valley Bakery, Adys Queen of Tarts, The Waffle Hut, Scrumpy Jacks.
Thokozisa , Gooderson Monks Cowl Restaurant, Dragons Rest, The Black Scabbard, Lihongs Chinese Takeaway
Drakensberg Sun Hotel, Champagne Castle Hotel, Champagne Sports Resort, Bridge Hotel Winterton, Bingelela Lodge.

Spas and Beauty Centres

Champagne Castle Hotel, Champagne Sports Resort and Tranquility Spa at Thokozisa