Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Drakensberg

Northern Berg: Activities

Central Drakensberg: Monk's Cowl

Central Drakensberg: Monk's Cowl

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A feature of this mountain reserve is the close proximity of several free standing peaks. The reserve is also noted as a breding ground for the Cape vulture and some 50 pairs nest in the vicinity.

The most prominent peak is Cathkin which almost obscures Monks Cowl and Champagne Castle. The Zulu name is 'Mdedelelo' or 'bully' because of its prominence.

More than 30 walks and hikes will find one for all fitness types. There are also Bushman rock art caves to visit in guided tours. The guides are also available to take tours to traditional homesteads and see the Zulu way of life.

The reserve lies in the upper Champagne Valley, an area with the widest variety of amenities in the Drakensberg. There is a golf resort, lots of accommodation, raptor displays, craft shops and eateries.

  • Thokosiza Nursery and Craft Centre at the Winterton crossroads
  • Meadowsweet Herb Farm
  • Sunset Cruises on Bellpark Dam'
  • Helicopter flights
  • The world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir

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Natal Accommodation Guide
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