Here in the Drakensberg, we are open and ready to welcome both local and international travellers back to our beautiful mountains. Many of the activities around the Treks, Trips and Trails property are open with some amazing specials on the go.
Have a look below at some of the amazing activities that you can enjoy on your holiday to the Drakensberg today:
Freewheeling down a mountain on a monster scooter is something the whole family can enjoy! Scooters are non-motorized making this eco-friendly. These Swiss-designed scooters are used in the Alps during the summer season on the ski slopes when the snow is gone. On your tour you will be taken to the top of the mountain on a 4×4 vehicle. Once at the top you will be handed a scooter and get briefed on how to operate it. The route is easy to navigate. You don’t need to be fit to enjoy Scootours. The only skill you need is that you are able to balance a bicycle.
The cost of the Scootour experience is R450 per rider and R200 per passenger (ages 4-9). Tours meet at Sandra se Winkel, from where the trip starts. Sandra se Winkel is a trip down memory lane, definitely not to be missed. Allow some time before or after the Scootour trip to visit her museum.
A World Of Adventure At Cayley Leap
Cayley Leap Adventures at Cayley Lodge, located just 1km from Treks, Trips and Trails, offers a range of adventure activities. Enjoy scenic guided quad bike rides, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours and priced from R330 per person to R880 per person. Scenic guided quad bike rides can also be tailor-made to your needs which could include a picnic or fishing experience at Bell Park Dam.
Other adventure activities include archery at R120 per person, a 750m Kiddies Quad Bike Track at R100 for 5 laps or R180 for 10 laps, and Paintball at R200 per person,
Drakensberg Boys’ Choir Performances
The amazing Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School has reopened up its performances for select concerts throughout the rest of the year, including some special Friday night performances. Live performances include Wednesday concerts at 3:30pm on the 14th, 21st and 28th of October and the 4th, 11th and 18th of November. Friday evenings kick off at 6pm with concerts on the 16th and 30th of October as well as the 6th of November. Visitors on weekends can also enjoy a Saturday show at 11am on the 24th of October or the 14th and 21st of November. Bookings for the concerts can be made on Webtickets.
Canopy Tours Drakensberg
Situated in an indigenous forest of the Central Drakensberg, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour offers a good mix of both cliff face and treetop platforms, with cable slides over the forest up to 60 metres high. Experience nature like never before as you glide through the forest canopy and enjoy a unique birds-eye view on the world around you. The Blue Grotto forest in which the tour is situated is home to over 150 species of birds including the rare Bush Blackcap.
Drakensberg Canopy Tour reopening special rates are R595 pp for adults and R495 pp for kids. There is also a mid week special running on Wednesdays at R495 pp.
Hikes, Walks and Mountain Biking in the Drakensberg
The Winterton (not} park run takes place from the Waffle Hut every Saturday. Runners must be finished by 09.30. Cathkin trails for mountain bikers and trail runners are also open with 30 km of trails marked so far with more to be added soon. Monk’s Cowl Reserve is also open for your hiking fix of the Drakensberg mountains.
Four Rivers Adventures
Four Rivers is a premier adventure company in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Located not far from Treks, Trips and Trails they offer an extensive variety of adventure activities including zip lining, quad biking, archery and paintball and are open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm. Their Rusty’s Pub and Grill restaurant also offers a fantastic vibe with live music on Saturday nights and great pub grub fare at amazing prices.
Itchy Feet White Water Rafting
The Itchy Feet White Water Rafting team are gearing up for what looks likely to be a wet summer in the Drakensberg which will translate into a good rafting season. Itchy Feet runs white water rafting and kayaking along a 130km stretch of the Tugela river starting near the town of Bergville all the way to The Causeway. This section of the river offers a variety of water conditions from short, accessible rafting to the longer fast-flowing rough stuff. Depending on group size and prevailing river conditions tailor-made tours can be organised on request.
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