Berg Times Autumn 2021


Click on the following link for the Autumn 2021 edition of Berg Times. Berg Times is intended to keep the tourism trade aware of the latest developments in the Central and Northern Drakensberg. It is also useful for the general public.


Drakensberg’s Red List birds

The Drakensberg has some 18 birds on Birdlife South Africa’s Red List’ of these three are critically endangered and six endangered.

Drakensberg photographers – Carl Smorenberg

Carl Smorenberg is a renowned South African landscape photographer. He is an exceptionally passionate photographer of Drakensberg scenes and from the edge of this escarpment.

Makhulumane Rock Hike

The Makhulumani Rock hike is a moderate day hike of some four hours and nine kilometres. This hike begins at Monks Cowl Camp or Bergview Estate.

Willcox’s passion for San Rock Art;

The late Alexander Robert Willcox contributed substantially to San Rock Art documentation in the Central Drakensberg, the rest of this region and South Africa.

The Culfargie and Bell Park Community

Culfargie is one of the most significant ‘camps’ or conservation areas in Central Drakensberg. Culfargie and the residents on its border and Bell Park Dam form an important community.