Royal Natal National Park is nestled in the Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal and is renowned for its stunning landscapes and hiking trails. In Royal Natal National Park, Mont-aux-Sources – the highest peak of the plateau – is a source of KwaZulu-Natal’s largest river and highest waterfall, the Tugela, and eight other rivers. This beautiful nature reserve in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is one of the most popular for outstanding views, walks and hikes.
This premier KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve in South Africa provides breathtaking views, lofty mountains, and waterfalls in a prime location inside the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. There are numerous trails to explore on foot or by horseback, and a comprehensive guidebook is available for visitors. Walkers and hikers can enjoy short excursions lasting about an hour or longer excursions lasting a half or full day. The hike to Mont-aux-Sources takes two days to complete.
Bergville, which has a full range of services, is 50 kilometres away. Please allow plenty of time to get to Royal Natal National Park in Drakensberg, South Africa, as some roads may be in poor condition and vehicles may have to drive slower than expected.
The Royal Natal Park is home to 56 different mammal species, as well as a diverse bird population. Eland can be observed in the high grassland regions throughout the summer months, and bushbuck and common duiker can be spotted in the woodland and shrub regions below 1,900 meters in the early mornings and late afternoons. The mountain range is home to raptors, various vulture species, eagles, buzzards, and kestrels. Wherever there are sufficient rock piles and cervices, Rock Hyrax can be found. Visitors should not feed or leave food unattended since Savanna baboons can be found throughout the wildlife reserve.
The best time to visit Royal Natal National Park is from March to April, during the summer rainy season. The weather in South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains can change quickly, so hikers should be prepared and enter their information in the Mountain Rescue Register.
During a KwaZulu-Natal vacation, the Royal Natal National Park in Drakensberg, South Africa, offers a variety of outdoor activities, including walking and horseback riding, as well as fishing, climbing, and hiking. On a KwaZulu-Natal holiday, visitors will find exciting walking and Drakensberg hiking adventures, horse riding trails, and opportunities for trout fishing, swimming, climbing, and relaxing with a picnic at Royal Natal National Park in South Africa. Visitors to this South African nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal can also see Tugela Falls.
There are many attractive areas and places to swim in pure mountain streams for people who simply wish to enjoy the clear mountain air and magnificent vistas. Trout fishing is offered in a dam and the Mahai and Thukela (Tugela) rivers at Royal Natal National Park. The stables at Rugged Glen provide rides into the mountains for rare scenery vistas and sightings of Mountain Reedbuck and Grey Rhebuck, which appear to be unafraid of people on horseback.
Thendele Lodge, as well as lovely cottages and bungalows, are available for Drakensberg accommodation in the Royal Natal National Park. Thendele Camp in this South African nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal offers breathtaking views of the world-famous Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Thendele Camp is separated into upper and lower portions and is located beneath the Dooley sandstones, amidst Yellowwood woodlands and Protea Savannah.
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