Why you should spend Easter in the Drakensberg

Posted on Wed March 6, 2019.

The beginning of the year “sprint” is starting to slow down to a mild jog (for most of us), you’ve just started getting into a routine and Easter is here which means you’ve made it to the first little break in the year! Easter brings along with it a promise of new life and nowhere is better to capture this spirit than in the Northern Drakensberg. Spend the Easter Weekend in the mountains, enjoy waking up to the sun breaking through the trees, plenty of outdoor activities and promises of days filled with family fun!

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March 25-28 2016


  1. School holidays are here, which means the kids are probably bored and looking for something to do. Taking the whole family to the Drakensberg might just be the answer for your little break with the children before you continue with the rest of your busy year. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed by everyone!
o   Spectacular views of the entire Central and Northern Drakensberg

o   Walks and hikes with stunning views and Bushmen paintings

o   Mountain bike trails

o   Birding, particularly raptors

o   Indoor swimming pools

o   Full size snooker table

o   Photography opportunities

o   Baby Grand piano

o   Reading, relaxing, board games

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o   Visit the spectacular Royal National Park World Heritage Site with wonderful hikes and breath-taking views (¾ hour drive from the Lodge)

o   Guided walks to the top of the Tugela falls, the second highest falls in the world

o   Champagne Valley with many tourist attractions including the Raptor Centre, various arts and crafts centres and the Drakensberg Boys Choir (1 hour drive)

o   Spioenkop Battle Site and Nature Reserve with horse rides through the Nature Reserve. (1 hour 20 minute drive)

o   Golden Gate National Park with its spectacular rock formations and adventure activities. (1 hour drive)

o   Clarens, a charming Eastern Free State Village.  A very popular tourist destination with many art galleries, trendy restaurants, local brewery and unusual gifts and curios as well as Trout Fishing. (1 hour and 30 min drive).

o   Kerkenberg and the Kaalvoet Vrou statue are very close by too.

o   Watch all the amazing and diverse activities on offer in the magnificent Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Experience Tourism Association stretches from Estcourt to the Northern Drakensberg. A range of activities can be enjoyed while in this unique but diverse environment and people of all ages, demographics and likes are catered for! A holiday in the Drakensberg will create memories to cherish forever!

  1. SunsetBesides all the above mentioned activities, the Drakensberg makes for the perfect place to simply relax, sit back and enjoy the views and calming sounds of nature.
  1. Could there be a more ideal place for an Easter Egg hunt? We don’t think so! If the Easter Bunny (i.e. you), brings the Easter eggs along and hides them before the kids wake up, they will spend hours looking for their treats! Sprinkle the eggs amongst the wildlife, indigenous greenery, wild horses and rolling hills for hours of fun!
  1. Once everyone has devoured all the Easter eggs, the family can then work all the chocolate off with a decent Drakensberg hike or cycle whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery.

View our Easter weekend Rates and make a booking with the Drakensberg Mountain Retreat today!