Drakensberg Times – Autumn 2022

Click on the following link for Autumn 2022 edition of Drakensberg Times. Drakensberg 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 News. Drakensberg Newsletter.


Drakensberg Crag Lizard

Pseudocordylus subviridis, is endemic to South Africa and mainly found in the Midlands and Drakensberg regions of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a significant lizard of some 25 centimetres.

The adventurous nature of the Central and Northern Drakensberg

The Central and Northern Drakensberg has evolved from a region offering an assortment of adventurous activities to a professional centre of such services.

Drakensberg photographer – Jacques Crafford

Jacques Crafford is an acclaimed South African visual artist and travel filmmaker. His masterpieces include ‘This is South Africa’, ‘Tourism Turkey’ and ‘Patagonia Landscape’.

Hlathikulu Hike

This is an easy hike of some nine kilometres in total. The duration is approximately three hours.

HideSki Organix

You can’t but love Collette’s delightfully wicked smile, quick wit, honesty and no-nonsense attitude. Collette is the owner of Hideski Organix and is one of ‘the Valley’s most colourful characters.

Some new perspectives of the Drakensberg San

A range of excellent research papers have been published over the past ten years regarding Drakensberg’s San.

Berg Air a vibrant lifestyle centre

Berg Air is a remarkable success story in the Catkin Park area of the Drakensberg. This centre of gastronomic and lifestyle delights is the result of the tenacity and innovativeness of the Scharf family and exceptional tenants.

Zimela Ceramics

The Drakensberg is fortunate to have many outstanding artists and crafters. Zimela Ceramics is an exceptional example. Victor Shabala, an artist who Ardmore trained, established it.