Central Berg Route: (View Map & details)
The Central Berg has 4 landmark peaks: Monk’s Cowl, Cathkin, Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak. We also cover the southern central area, around Giants Castle and Highmoor. For those who can, the Berg is about hiking. Wonderful trails are well marked and a mountain register in some areas keeps track of those on more adventurous hikes.
This area is the most developed area in the Berg offering a wealth of options for tourists beyond the wonderful outdoor options, from artisan food to a ceramics studio to a game reserve and also a brewery and a wine estate. One of the world’s top boys’ choirs is based here and their lively concerts are excellent. There are hotels, B&Bs and many self -catering cottages plus some unique accommodation experiences. It is also the area where you can learn about San Rock Art at the Game Pass Cave.
Drakensberg Chocolate Memories
Steve Bull – Artist in studio
Macedonia Cheese Company
Zimele Originals- Artists in studio
Falcon Bird of Prey Centre
Macs Cafe… and gem for breakfasts and lunches.
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate
Hot Air Ballooning
4 River’s Rafting and Adventures
The Farmer’s Fork
Dragon’s Pub & Restaurant
Dragon Peaks Trail Rides
Hike to the Game Pass Shelter for San Rock Art
Drakensberg Boys Choir
Hike to the Rainbow Gorge
Giants Castle Slack Packing
Zulu Waters Game Reserve
San Rock Art
Mackaya Bella Country Lodge****- Gorgeous thatched lodge in the mountains and on a hike start.
Mountain Splendour Eco Resort – Cottages and Caravan Park with lots for families to do.
Inkunzi San Cave, Zulu Hut and Diddly Squat. Unique, purpose built atmospheric self catering. Hand painted walls with private pools and gorgeous views
Rockwood Earth Lodge. Up market large self catering house with stunning views and incredible rock built pool.
Bahati Tree Lodge. Very comfortable self catering in cottage built on stilts between trees to maximize views.
Zulu Waters Game Reserve**** Good choice of graded accommodation on the Berg’s only Game Reserve.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse and Spa***** Stunning country house hotel with gourmet meals included.
Cleopatra River Run. Fabulous up market self catering in idyllic setting.
The Homestead. Beautiful large luxurious self catering in private, idyllic setting.
Antbear Eco Lodge****. Lovely original crafted interiors and meals that are as organic as possible.
Leopard’s Lair Lodge. Family farm and welcoming environment.