Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Drakensberg

Northern Drakensberg: Golden Gate National Park

The Drakensberg and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park in Zululand are two UNESCO World Heritage sites in KwaZulu-Natal

Northern: Golden Gate National Park

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It is easily reached by passing across the Drakensberg via the picturesque Oliviershoek Pass then left to QwaQwa. It is some 20kms past QwaQwa. For instructions, see the Witsieshoek page.

To Do:

  • Take one of the many trails
  • Take a short trip out of the park and see the Basutho Cultural village
  • Visit the nearby town of Clarens - full of art galleries and handicrafts

To See:

  • The largest herd of black wildebeest in South Africa


  • Camping and self catering accommodation at Glen Reenen in the park (National Parks Board)
  • Lots of bed and breakfasts in Clarens (10kms)

A steep valley runs through the centre of the park at the margins of which are magnificent sandstone formations that give the park its name. There are both short trails and a single long trail and a selection of wildlife including the largest herds of black wildebeest in South Africa.

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Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide