Area Attractions

Nestled in Champagne Valley, Dragonview Lodge is perfectly located to explore all that the Drakensberg has to offer.

With so many nearby attractions to choose from, why don’t you allow us to book your next adventure or compile a personalized holiday itinerary for your stay.

Hiking and Nature:

Falcon Ridge –
Bird of Prey Centre

Falcon Ridge Bird of prey centre is home to a variety of large birds rehabilitated from injury. Daily shows provide an informative talk and an exciting opportunity to see these birds of prey in action

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Dragon Rock Reptile and
Nature Park

Take the kids on an educational tour of Dragon Rock reptile and nature park, where they will learn about everything from snakes to hedgehogs.

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Monks Cowl
Reserve

Monks Cowl Reserve is part of the 260 000 ha Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is the access point to the Mlambonja and Mdedelo Wilderness Area. Visitors can go hiking, enjoy leisurely day walks or grab a light meal at the tea garden.

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Spionkop Dam and Nature Reserve

Spioenkop Dam Nature Reserve offers beautiful views and a variety of birdlife and wildlife including wildebeest, white rhino, zebra and giraffe. Visitors to the reserve can enjoy a picnic or go on a short hike around the dam.

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Injisuthi Caves

Injisuthi is the starting point of several extensive hiking trails leading across the mountains northwards to Cathedral Peak and south to Giant’s Castle.

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Didima Cathedral Peak

Didima offers stunning views onto the towering peaks of the Drakensberg and is surrounded by scenically beautiful grasslands, streams, waterfalls and craggy cliffs. Hiking routes range from a few hours to several days of walking.

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Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park features the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a 5 kilometre long rock wall, the Mont-Aux-Sources peak where the Orange and Tugela rivers have their source and the 948-metre Tugela Falls, the world’s second-highest waterfall.

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Giants Castle

Giants Castle is known for its rich floral diversity, open grasslands and cliffs. Hikers can explore a network of mapped trails along the river and into the foothills and higher peaks.

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Sport and Adventure:

Mountain Biking

Mountain Splendour has a purpose built single track and a skills park as well as trails that link in with the Valley wide network of Cathkin Trails.

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Golf

Play a round of golf at Champagne Sports Resorts 18 hole championship golf course.
Or visit the Gooderson Monks Cowl 9 hole, 18 tee golf course.

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Drakensberg Canopy Tours

Situated in an indigenous forest of the Central Drakensberg, Drakensberg Canopy Tours allows you to experience nature like never before as you slide through the forest canopy.

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Helicopter Flips

Helicopter Flips take off from the nearby Dragons Peak Resort. Choose from a fifteen minute flip or an hour long scenic flight or even enjoy a high altitude picnic lunch stop over.

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Scootours Drakensberg

Unique and family friendly fun freewheeling down a mountain on an enormous non-motorized scooter.

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Cayley Leap Adventures

Cayley Leap adventures offers existing activities for the whole family including an adventure rope park, quad bike trails, team building and paintball.

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Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures

Four Rivers offers a variety of adventures to get your adrenalin flowing. Activities include quad bike rides, abseiling, archery, mountain boarding, ziplining and rafting.

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Horse Riding

Explore the Drakensberg on horse-back. Ushaka Horse Trails caters for all levels of riders.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Take a picturesque balloon flight around the Champagne Valley. The balloon flights include coffee and biscuits before the flight as well as champagne and breakfast back at the launch site.

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Culture:

Drakensberg Boys Choir

The world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir performs weekly concerts on a Wednesday evening.

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Didima Rock Art Centre

Didima celebrates the now-lost culture of the San people and captures an element of their oneness with nature. The Didima Rock Art Centre has an audio-visual show presented on a daily basis.

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Battlefields Route

The Battlefield Route boasts the largest collection of significant battle and war related sites in South Africa, with 82 battlefields, museums, old fortifications and places of remembrance.

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Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site memorializes Nelson Mandela’s arrest with a visitor centre and world renowned sculpture.

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Rock Paintings
(Giants Castle Resort)

Giants Castle Main Caves, a large sandstone cave containing prehistoric San rock art, is one of the biggest and best preserved painted sites in southern Africa. The cave is only a 30 minute walk from the camp office and guided tours are offered regularly.

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