Berg Times Winter 2021











Click on the following link for the Winter 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 Eland

The Drakensberg is home to the second-largest antelope, the Common or Southern Eland. This magnificent creature is often seen on the slopes of this escarpment, especially in the Lotheni, Giants Castle and private estates in the Monk’s Cowl Camp area

Drakensberg photographers – Stephen Pryke

Stephen Pryke is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed photographers of nature and scenic beauty.

Thukela Gorge Hike

The Thukela Gorge Hike is one of Drakensberg’s ‘must do’ hikes and is perhaps its most well-known excursion.

The “Osborn” Trail

The Scharf family have established an exhilarating new guided trail on the Drakensberg Dream Estate. The trail features two San rock art sites and four magnificent waterfalls.

David Lewis-Williams’s spiritual interpretation of San Rock Art

Professor James David Lewis-Williams is regarded as one of the most prominent theorists concerning the meaning of San Rock Art.

Drakensberg’s Trees

Yellowwood is South Africa’s national tree. It is found extensively in the ravine or valley forests of the Drakensberg.

Farmers Lawn Market

The Farmers Lawn Market is Central Drakensberg’s first-ever permanent artisanal market located on Gourton corner on the R600 near Winterton.