Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Drakensberg

Northern Berg: Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park is small, however what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in scenic splendour.

Royal Natal National Park

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The escarpment of the Drakensberg rises up almost sheer at this point to form an awesome unbroken 5km long wall called the Amphitheatre from which the Tugela river falls 948 metres (3,000ft) in five huge leaps (the second highest waterfall in the world).

To Do:

  • More than 30 easy - hard walks and hikes
  • Lots of swimming spots in the streams
  • Visit the Pumped Storage Scheme at the top of Oliviershoek Pass
  • Climb the Crack and Slide the Mudlside (and swim at the top)
  • Trout fishing (dam)
  • Walk to the top of the Amphitheatre (8 hours)
  • Drive (almost) to the top of the Amphitheatre (120kms)
  • Walk to Witsieshoek Mountain Resort for lunch and a beer (at 8,000ft)
  • Horse riding

To See:

  • Waterbuck, mountain reedbuck, baboons, mongooses, porcupines, vultures, lammergeyers, eagles
  • Picnic and braai spots
  • Ethnic handicrafts and curios


  • Lots of bed and breakfast/hotel accommodation outside the park.
  • Self catering accommodation in Tendele camp
  • Camping at Mahai and Rugged Glen camps.

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