Drakensberg Mountain Getaway

Drakensberg Mountain Getaway

If you’re a regular Joburg-to-Durban (or Durbs to Jozi) road tripper and you haven’t added the majestic Drakensberg area to your stop along the way, then you’re really missing out on one of the most beautiful landscapes South Africa has to offer. A dramatic escarpment of glorious basalt peaks will take your breath away. Sweeping vistas, flawless panoramas and stunning mountains, the Drakensberg is also home to the highest peak in South Africa. Towering at 3 482 meters, the Thabana Ntlenyana mountain, which forms part the Maluti Mountain range links South Africa with the Kingdom of Lesotho. It’s name literally translates to “beautiful little mountain” which is ironic considering its spectacular height. From Durban, the Drakensberg is a short 2-2.5 hour drive, and from Jozi it’s about 4 or 5 hours, making it the ideal mid-stop for your next road trip! Since I lived in Durban, we used to travel the route passing the Berg so many times, and can’t believe it’s taken this long to actually make the stop along the way for once! Well, it’s always been at the back of my mind – but then we plan our road trip and somehow the thought of adding a Berg stop gets missed. Luckily…

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