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Sani Pass and Lesotho Private Day Tour from Durban
"Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.After an early morning collection from your hotel travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. Arrive at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and board a 4x4 vehicle. Travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass up into the ‘Roof of Africa’. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho.Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the local people’s traditions and way of life. Ta""Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.title=Highlights&1=Sani+Pass+and+Lesotho+Private+Day+Tour+from+Durban&2=Experience+the+beauty+of+the+Drakensberg+Mountains&3=Navigate+picturesque+mountain+scenery+with+your+professional+driver+and+guide&4=Enjoy+comfortable+minibus+transport""
From ZAR4,090.00
 
Sani Pass and Lesotho Full-Day Tour from Durban
"Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.After an early morning collection from your hotel travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. Arrive at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and board a 4x4 vehicle. Travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass up into the ‘Roof of Africa’. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho.Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the local people’s traditions and way of life. Ta""Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.title=Highlights&1=Full-day+tour+to+Lesotho+through+Sani+Pass+from+Durban&2=Travel+to+the+base+of+the+Southern+Drakensberg+to+transfer+to+a+4x4+vehicle&3=Ascend+the+mountains+through+the+dramatic+Sani+Pass&4=Arrive+in+the+mountaintop+Kingdom+of+Lesotho&5=""
From ZAR2,350.00
 
Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban
"The resistance to colonial rule in Southern Africa reached a climax when the British colonial powers deployed a force larger than the force that they used to conquer the continent of India in their effort to destroy the Zulu Kingdom. A full-scale war took place to destroy the old Zulu order and to subjugate the Zulu nation. It was King Cetshwayo ka Mpande whose regiments led by Ntshingwayo kaMahole Khoza took on the mighty British forces led by Lord Chelmsford. Walk in the footsteps of both these brave warriors
From ZAR2,900.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Drakensberg

Driving in the Drakensberg

Be careful when driving through the townships, as goats & cattle generally think they own the roads! Also, beware of potholes - the monir roads are not maintained very well, and it's easy to...
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Bushman23
Jul 13, 2015

Unpredictable weather!

Walking and hiking in the Berg is safe and secure - provided that a few simple ground rules are observed: In winter, the higher reaches become spectacular snow-scapes, with the valley and peaks...
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linnyloo
Apr 04, 2011

Snake potential.....

There are 24 species of snakes found in the 'Berg of which only three venomous.Puff Adder :The most dangerous snake in the 'Berg, because it is highly venomous and relies on camouflage for protection....
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linnyloo
Apr 04, 2011

General Tips

Driving: Some roads are quite narrow, this is not an area to speed!You might find Cattle on the sides or even on the roadSome of the roads are gravel/dirt roadsHiking: Best not to go aloneStay on the...
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PierreZA
Aug 03, 2008

MOUNTAIN MISTS

Most of South Africa, with the exception of Cape Town, is best visited out of the summer season. This really holds true for the Drakensberg, especially the higher up you venture. Thunderstorms are the...
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mtncorg
Jul 16, 2008

Unpredictable weather

The weather in the Drakensberg can change very quickly. Frequently there are articles in the press about people lost in the Berg in foggy or rainy conditions. Sometimes it can have fatal consequences....
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Eish
Nov 18, 2007
 
 
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BERG PASSES

From the South Africa side of the Drakensberg Escarpment there are only two ways that are ‘easy’ to reach the rim and one of them still requires climbing two sets of chain ladders up a vertical cliff...
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mtncorg
Apr 12, 2007

ADDERS

Three poisonous snake species occur in the Drakensberg: spitting cobras or rinkhals; berg adders and puff adders. Most commonly, you will come across a puff adder sunning himself on the path. They...
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mtncorg
Apr 10, 2007

DO NOT HIKE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Onus is on hikers, say Berg officials November 08 2005 at 07:41AM People visiting the Drakensberg have been advised to take precautions and to be aware of security issues.Some Berg areas, like...
patch2277
Nov 08, 2005

Narrow roads

Be wary when driving in the Drakensberg, as most of the roads become narrow, and do not have road markings. Most roads are also quite curvy, resulting in lots of blind corners. So drive slow, enjoy...
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Bushman23
May 26, 2005

Street Vendors

Be aware of local youngsters selling souvenirs on the side of the road. Although pretty, the souvenirs are likely to break before you get back to your hotel. For many of these guys, this is their only...
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Bushman23
Mar 21, 2004

Snakes galore...

Be careful walking anywhere in the mountains, Puff Adders, Berg Adders & Rinkals are very common. You do not want to get bitten by one of these while you are still a couple of hours from home! ...
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Bushman23
Apr 22, 2004

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"The Majestic Drakensberg"
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""THERE BE DRAGONS IN THEM HILLS THERE!""
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"uKhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears)"
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"KwaZulu Natal Drakensburg 'uKhahlamba'"
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"The Drakensberg Mountains"
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