On the edge of the Northern Berg, this is a convenient stop over between Jo'burg/ Durban and Lesotho.
This small town is conveniently situated for access to the Northern Drakensberg and the Golden Gate National Park. It’s less than 300km from Jo’burg, so it’s a good overnight stop if you want to stay out of the city and have a plane to catch in the afternoon.
Harrismith Wildflower Gardens
Located around two dams fed by mountain springs these gardens contain about 20% of the Drakensberg region's flora. An Anglo-Boer War blockhouse overlooks the dams. It was built to protect the town's water during the war.
The 2394m 'flat mountain' is Harrismith's landmark. The annual race to the top, along and down the mountain is claimed to be the toughest in South Africa, if not the world. The race was born when a British schoolteacher, stationed in Harrismith during the Anglo-Boer War disparagingly referred to the mountain as 'that small hill of yours'. Locals challenged him to reach the summit in under an hour. He did, but only just.
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They offer a small lodge and a travel centre.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Dave's Place backpackers is on the doorstep of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Park.
Take a 25-minute flight to 10,000 feet to see the Klein Karoo then jump harnessed to a pro and freefall for 35-seconds.
Book a holiday on-line, find loads of info or just pick their brains…
(Cape Town City Bowl,)
This Plett backpackers is right up at the top of the Plettenberg Bay hill, with a great view.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)
Stop here for sundowners and safaris or relax overlooking the Thamalakane River.
An action packed trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls, ending in Jo'burg.
This Johannesburg backpackers is close to Malls and the CBD. They offer a free airport pick-up.
These adventure specialists offer a variety of exciting activities in the Stormsriver Gorge and its surroundings.
A perfectly peaceful position - with mountains all around.
(Kestell,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)