The Drakensberg’s central region is known for its stunning mountain landscapes and great weather – its an outdoor adventure junkie’s dream. These breathtaking mountains provide the perfect playground for a whole host of activities, that ensures a holiday to the Drakensberg will never be boring!

Here is our list of the 5 best things to do in the Central Berg:

1. Stay in a treehouse


Located right on our very own property, you will discover one of the Central Drakensberg’s best kept secrets. Lovingly crafted by our own hands and surrounded by gorgeous trees, Bahati Tree Lodge offers you the chance to spend a few nights in a real treehouse! Wooden floors and walls give the feeling that you are part of nature, while a real tree shoots right up through the centre of your abode. With views to die for, you may never want to leave.

2. Hike the mountains


UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hiker’s paradise. The protected reserve offers a number of trails for walkers and hikers and you’ll have to visit time and time again to do them all. A quick walk to the waterfall and some crystal clear mountain rock pools is perfect for families, picnickers and walkers, while a range of day hikes are available for anyone wanting to work up a more serious sweat. There are even overnight hiking options for the really intrepid!

3. Watch the Drakensberg Boys Choir

With their school located right in the heart of the Central Drakensberg, any visit to this area should include a visit to see the Drakensberg Boys Choir perform on their home turf. Aged between 9 and 15, the boys of this choir are famous worldwide for their captivating voices and high energy musical arrangements. The choir performs every Wednesday at their school during term time when the children are in residence at school, and tickets include a tour of the school, alongside the show. There are also two festivals during the year – Music in the Mountains, normally over the long weekend at the end of April/beginning of May, and a smaller Noel Festival in the first week of December.

4. Enjoy a Scootour


Scootours Drakensberg offers an experience that is possibly the most fun you can have on two wheels. Be shuttled up to the top of the mountain from where you will begin your downhill adventure. Careen down the side of the mountain, taking in the amazing views and zipping through a shady indigenous forest on your monster mountain scooter. No engine means this activity is extremely eco-friendly and the whole family can join for an afternoon of adventure!

5. Go quad biking


Anyone wanting to explore a bit more of what the area, should book a quad biking tour with Four Rivers Rafting & Adventures. Set away from the iconic mountain, a quad biking tour through the country gives you the opportunity to see a different side of the Central Drakensberg. Bump and grind your way over rocky paths before emerging in a vast area with wheat-colored grass and weathered Acacia trees. Continue on your quad through a township where you can see how the locals live and laugh and play with the friendly children.

So, with all this to offer, and more, what are you waiting for? Its about time to start planning your holiday to the Central Drakensberg!