Drakensberg’s cinematic backdrop consumes every space of your eye’s view with altitudinous age-worn peaks, roughened basalt cliffs and tangled yellowwood forest. This 180-million-year-old Jurassic land, an irresistible creation of nature, forms a theatrical border between South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
You’ll find gushing waterfalls plunging into rock pools, buttresses jutting into clouds and vertiginous chain ladders making it possible to climb even higher. There are softer landings too; vibrant foothill towns where cultures flourish together, vineyards backed by mountains and caves incised with intricate art left behind by San hunter gatherers.
There’s plenty of independent exploration for dauntless daredevils; for those that want the intimacy, anecdotes and superb expertise of escorted tours, the possibilities are tremendous. Reach the overland plateau where South Africa meets Lesotho, and you’ll encounter blanket draped, gumboot-wearing Basotho shepherds whose livelihoods are dependent on knowing the rhythms of these wild and endlessly mutating peaks and valleys.
Our specialists have journeyed across Drakensberg’s magnificent geological formations and can show you a sensational slice of the high life.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Andy, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.
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