Drakensberg-Royal Natal National Park
Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal
Situated in the northern region of the Natal Drakensberg is the beautiful Royal Natal National Park. The park lies 50Km from Bergville and is best reached from Gauteng via the N3 to Harrismith and then via the Oliviershoek Pass. The park offers the hiker, both experienced and novice, unrivaled opportunities to explore the breathtaking scenery that is difficult to rival anywhere in the world. Camping at Mahai Campsite is a popular way of staying over in the park and there is also a more rustic campsite at Rugged Glen. For those who prefer their home comforts then Thendele Hutted Camp is ideal.
Some other popular routes
Mahai Falls, Basotho Gate and Witsieshoek Mountain Resort 22Km
Surprise Ridge and Cannibal Cave 22Km
Vemvaan Valley and Policeman's Helmet 9Km
Rugged Glen Forest Walk 11Km
Amphitheatre Summit and Mont-Aux-Sources 45Km (Strenuous and needing a minimum of two days)
There are two things that the human race never seems to get tired of and that is mountains and water. The Royal Natal National Park has both in abundance. There is hiking here for every level of fitness and even the paraplegic has been catered for as far as possible.
Bookings for Mahai Campsite and Rugged Glen can be made directly with the park office
Telephone Number +27 (0) 36 438 6310 Fax +27 (0) 438 6231
Postal address: Private Bag X1669 Bergville 3350, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
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