Alpine Heath Resort Jagersrust South Africa
D119, Old Cavernberg Road, Jagersrust, Northern Drakensberg, 3354, South Africa
The Drakensberg Mountain Range includes the highest mountains in Southern Africa. The name means Dragon Mountains in Afrikaans and is called uKhahlamba in Zulu which means "barrier of spears". Large parts of the Drakensberg were declared a world heritage site in 2000 due to its ecological and cultural diversity. The range stretches over 300km (186 miles) along the edge of KwaZulu-Natal and completely encompasses the kingdom of Lesotho
aha Alpine Heath Resort offers 100 superb chalets with breathtaking views of the Drakensberg mountains. Each chalet is equipped with a telephone, good cellular reception, satellite TV, a comfortable lounge, patio, fireplace, self-catering kitchen and dining area. Situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, aha Alpine Heath Resort offers luxury accommodation in the Drakensberg.
Royal Natal National Park
The most famous feature of the Royal Natal National Park is the Amphitheatre, a 5 kilometres (3 miles) long and 500 meter (546 yards) high rock face. The area is the source of the Tugela River, the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal, which plunges over the edge of Mont-aux-Sources Plateau in a spectacular waterfall - the Tugela Falls, which is the second highest waterfall in the world
The Tugela Falls
The Tugela Falls can only be reached by two hiking trails. The first starts in the Royal Natal National Park and will take around 6.5 hours. It covers a distance of around 22 km (13.6 miles). This route takes you to the base of the falls. The other trail starts at Witsieshoek's Sentinel car park and takes you along Mount-Aux- Sources, passing through Phuthadjhaba. This route takes you to the top of the falls and is quite challenging as you have to use two chain ladders and can take between 5 and 8 hours to do a round trip