The following Drakensberg and surrounds video clips provide you with an excellent introduction to the Drakensberg.
A visual introduction to the Drakensberg
Kierran Alan, renowned for his drone footage of Durban, continues with his magnificent work by introducing the Amphitheatre. Located in the Northern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal. Moreover, one of the most photographic ‘icons’ represents South Africa. The footage includes scenes of the “Thukela Falls”. The second highest waterfalls in the world. This is a stunning rendition of the rugged beauty of the Drakensberg.
The Drakensberg EXPERIENCE
This is the official promotional video of the “Drakensberg Experience”. The Drakensberg Experience is the community tourism organisation or community marketing effort of the Northern and Central Drakensberg. This video is an excellent introduction to the wide range of activities and experiences of this beautiful mountain range.
The depth of the Drakensberg Experience (Source: YouTube and the Drakensberg Experience)
Hiking to the top of Cathedral Peak
The Cathedral Peak section of the Central Drakensberg is one of the most popular and stunningly beautiful sections of the entire Drakensberg escarpment. Enjoy a wonderful overview of hiking to the top of Cathedral Peak.
Hiking to the top of Cathedral Peak. Drakensberg: South Africa. (Source: YouTube and Milosh Kitchovitch)
A hike to the Fern Forest and Blue Grotto Hike
This slide show introduces you to two of the most popular hikes in the Champagne Valley or Cathkin Park area, namely the “Blue Grotto” and “Fern Forest”.
A hike to the Fern Forest and Blue Grotto Hike (Source: James Seymour and YouTube)
Gliding in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains
Champagne Valley has one of the most significant gatherings of gliding enthusiasts in August of each year. This event is known as “Wave Camp”. Enjoy this stunning footage.
Gliding in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains (Source: YouTube)
The Thukela Gorge Hike
The Thukela Gorge Hike is one of the most popular hikes in the Northern Drakensberg. It was a hike undertaken by Queen Elizabeth when she was a princess. The hike takes you to the base of the “Thukela Falls”.
A pictorial overview of the Thukela Gorge Hike, Royal Natal, Northern Drakensberg. (Source: James Seymour and YouTube)
In the steps of the SAN, DIDIMA Valley
The Didima Valley, in the Cathedral Peak area is perhaps the richest area in terms of San Rock Art. This is a special conservation zone within the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. The general public are not allowed to enter this area, in order to protect this significant art form.
In the steps of the San, The Didima Valley. (Source YouTube, James Seymour)