As you approach the Drakensberg, the great rock wall which the Zulus call the Barrier of Spears rises up 3,300m above you. Its scale is overwhelming, and its awe-inspiring peaks will render you speechless.
From the long winding scenic roads, look up to the towering mountains, steep with jagged edges, and reminiscent of medieval castles, watching raptors as they catch the thermals. The air is clean and fresh; you will be walking in an untouched paradise as you hike to secluded waterfalls with breathtaking views and see the San rock art paintings in the Royal Natal National Park, some of which are thought to be 40,000 years old.
Down in the valleys are vast fields and natural woodlands, streams, and picture postcard views in all directions. If you are in pursuit of a complete wilderness, head for Injisuthi in central Drakensberg. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, it is dominated by Cathkin Peak, Monk’s Cowl, and the slightly more touristy Champagne Castle. The scenery here is humbling; nature is at its boldest and most memorable.