Serenity In The Mountains
Our Hotels in the Drakensberg
Sit back with your morning coffee and take in one of the best views of the majestic Drakensberg. The quietness and serenity of the Drakensberg Sun Resort will let you forget your stresses and take a deserved break from daily routines. As one of the Drakensberg’s most popular resorts, you will feel at once tucked away from the world and at the same time be able to enjoy award-winning services and amenities.
Drakensberg Sun's 78 rooms will make you feel at one with nature, with its rustic yet comfortable décor. Each room has the amenities you'd expect and more besides, with your own fridge, air-conditioning and complimentary WiFi. The resort was designed for family getaways, so there are activities for young and old alike. Enjoy relaxing in the Spoilt Green Eco-Spa, an energetic canoe outing or just chill by the swimming pool.
Visit The Drakensberg
Escape into the central Drakensberg mountains for a truly fulfilling getaway surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The resort lies in the foothills of Cathkin Peak; one of the two highest peaks in the area.
There is much to explore in around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you enjoy birding, be sure to visit the Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre and get close to these powerful creatures. For the brave and adventurous take a canopy tour and glide through the treetops with a unique vantage point of the mountains. The Drakensberg is also a top destination for lake and river fishing; so why not try your luck at the resort itself? Even if the fish don’t bite you can still enjoy fresh local trout at the Drakensberg Sun’s evening buffet.
Of course, one of the definite highlights of the Drakensberg is the mountains themselves. Take a short and revitalizing hike into the mountains, smell the fresh air, drink from crystal clear streams and immerse yourself in the golden silence and beauty of the Drakensberg.
Our Top Recommendations
Visit the quaint little town of Winterton just half an hour away. Take a wander in the Winterton Museum. There you can see intriguing displays of the history of the area all the way back to the Voortrekkers and English settlers.
- KwaZulu Weavers
24 minutes from the resort is a shop that makes handwoven woolen carpets and handmade candles. It is a marvel to see the hand operated wooden contraptions used to create these unique carpets.
- Scrumpy Jacks
Not far from the resort is a farm stall that is a must on your visit to the Drakensberg. There you will find a variety of tasty items, like the delicious honey fudge! But the real deal is to see the active bees behind the safety of a specially made glass hive. They also have a coffee shop with a choice of lovely savoury and sweet treats.
- Giants Castle Reserve
Take the day and travel just 15 minutes to enjoy an extraordinary hike that will leave you feeling awe-inspired at the majesty of the mountains. It is known for its San rock art so get a map or a guide and see ancient history firsthand.