Monday, 13 October 2008

Focus on Kwazulu-Natal (Part Two)

The far Western Border of Kwazulu-Natal boasts the impressive Drakensberg Mountain Range, a World Heritage site, which separates the Province from Lesotho. The Drakensberg extends from the Eastern Cape, through the Southern Berg Region and then onto the Cental and Northern Berg. The mountainous peaks extend over 10,000 feet (3300m) in some places and lend themselves to a myriad of outdoor adventure experiences.

Mountain Climbing, Quad Biking, Gliding, Paragliding, River Rafting, 4x4 Trails, Hiking, Abseiling and Fishing are just some of the numerous adventure activities on offer in this region. Of course this list excludes the two Ski resorts outside of the province. Both are on the Drakensberg range, with one just South of Kwazulu-Natal (in the Eastern Cape) and one just North of the Province (in the Free State).

If that were not enough, Northern Natal offers a unique combination of world renowned and historically significant Battlefields. The site of several titanic battles between the Zulus and the English last Century, Adventure Tourists flock to this area to view the sites and re-enact the battles. Northern Natal also offers one of the best Game Reserves in South Africa, Ithala, which is just East of Vryheid. The area offers Hunting, Fishing, Birding, Flying, Hiking, 4x4 Trails and one of the best Paragliding sites in South Africa - Dumbe Mountain (see picture below).

All in all, Kwazulu-Natal is a must for any serious Adventure Tourist. We guarantee that you will find just about any Adventure Experience on offer and the warm and friendly nature of the locals will remain with you forever.

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