KwaZulu-Natal road trip valley of a thousand hills

A first-timer’s guide to the perfect KwaZulu-Natal road trip

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Planning your first KwaZulu-Natal road trip? Then you’ve just landed on the perfect page to help you with that! KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa is highly undervalued as a tourist destination, and often overlooked in favor of destinations like the Kruger National Park and […]

Long Tom Pass

The Long Tom Pass: Mpumalanga’s most scenic drive

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Long Tom Pass is a high-altitude pass through the Drakensberg Mountains that marks the start of the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. There couldn’t be a better gateway to one of the most picturesque regions of South Africa. The elevated position of Long Tom Pass provides a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the natural […]

The famous switchbacks that indicate the final stretch of the pass.

Summiting Sani Pass in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The famous Sani Pass that links South Africa with Lesotho is one of the few vehicle access routes onto the great uKhahlamba escarpment. The spectacular “Barrier of Spears” has always proved to be a challenge to negotiate. Despite recent improvements in the road condition, Sani Pass still […]

The red mountains of Golden Gate National Park

The Wodehouse Peak hiking trail

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Drakensberg is famous for its incredible hiking trails, and one hike that definitely deserves a mention is the Wodehouse Peak hiking trail in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Bonus: We’ve created a hiking checklist specifically for the Wodehouse Trail: Get the Wodehouse Trail Hiking […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Sentinel Peak is one of the icons of the northern section of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg. Standing at 3166 m, it stands guard at the western end of the famous Amphitheatre. It is also home to the Tugela Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world! Bonus: We’ve created […]