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1. Posted by auvallod (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

auvallod has indicated that this thread is about South Africa

The Drakensberg Montains seem to offer something special for a visit to South Africa that is a bit off the beaten track. But where do I find information about the region, services like hiking guides etc. There does seem to be some accommodation available but exactly where which is located is difficult to visualise. The best site I found was http://www.drakensberg-tourism.com but it is far to general information

2. Posted by jodomo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Try these sites for addional info and interesting links
www.game-reserve.com
www.virtualtourist.com click africa - south africa -- destination Drakensberg
Good luck
Jodomo

3. Posted by nir_hermel (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

One good tip would be to avoid .com websites cause they are ussually expensive, and are not hosted by south africans.
Try search in google, but include ' site:.co.za '. This will give you only south african website results: by south africans.

Also try searching 'midland'- its an area right next to the drakensberg - beautiful - I'm local, and I went there over chrismas season!!!

I'm sure (hoping) that this will give much better results.
If you're looking for anything more particular... just shout.

4. Posted by Brerrabbit (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Hi there
The Drakensberg is way out of my line of knowledge as I specialise in the Cape Town area.

A search on Aardvark search engine on hiking trails in the Drakensberg revealed a number of websites with info on the trails in the Drakensberg.

Here is one of the URL's I discovered

http://www.ecotravel.co.za/Guides/Reserves/Drakensberg/Activities/Hiking_Southern_Drakensberg.htm

Hope this helps

Geoff

5. Posted by Nix1 (Full Member 25 posts) 11y

Hi,

I live in Jo'burg and have been to Drakensberg many time, it really is beautiful, but it isn't always easy to get to. I assume you know that SA doesn't have brilliant public transport so you would probably need to be quite organised.

The below look like local links, enjoy:

http://drakensberg.kzn.org.za/drakensberg/

http://www.drakensberg-tourism.com