Hot air ballooning in the Drakensberg

Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains. Giants Castle, the Champagne Valley, the Kamberg Valley. Antbear Lodge offers  a hot air balloon air balloon launch site directly infront of the lodge....

Elements Retreat

It is not the challenges in our lives but our reactions to them that determines our joy.Join Terry Nash on an experiential weekend deepening our connection with self and the wonders of our...

Drakensberg Cable-way update

Construction of the Drakensberg cableway is still pending approval and is only likely to happen once all the developmental approval processes have been done.

KZN Wildlife Management Principals

Natural and cultural values. These are of outstanding universal significance and importance as recognised under the World Heritage Convention.

San Rock Art and the new South Africa

It should also be borne in mind that all South African children learn about the Bushmen and their rock art in the 8th grade of school as it is part of the curriculum on the history of the country.

San Rock Art

The Drakensberg Mountains features the largest concentration of rock art in South Africa with between 25,000 and 40,000 paintings at around 550 sites.

The San People

The Bushmen who are also referred to as the San people are the oldest living group of peoples who populated most of Southern Africa.

At long last the R74 is going to be repaired

2015 is going to be a great year. I had this feeling in my bones and clearly the latest news that construction of the R74 is about to recommence is a confirmation of that feeling.

Do the Drakensberg differently

Most people visit the Drakensberg Mountains because of the spectacular hiking and incredible bushman rock art. But, there is so much more…

A relaxed escape from city life

Antbear Drakensberg Lodge is perched high above the bushman’s river valley and looks out with a spectacular view across the Drakensberg Mountains.

Drakensberg Weddings

The first thing about getting married in the Drakensberg Mountains is its perfect location not too far from Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal and away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.

Drakensberg Adventure Experience

The Drakensberg was so named as the features of these dramatic mountains look imposing and intimidating and seem as if Dragons would inhabit them.

Drakensberg Canopy Tour

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour is adding unprecedented value to the tourism attractions available in the Drakensberg Mountains.

Estcourt Accommodation

Antbear Drakensberg Lodge is a charming lodge not far from the town of Estcourt.

5 different things to do in the Drakensberg Mountains

People travel to the Drakensberg Mountains to hike, listen the Drakensberg Boys Choir sing, view exquisite bushman rock art, enjoy the many arts and crafts while meandering the many scenic roads and of course tasting the endless supply of treats from the great tea...

Drakensberg wedding

Enjoy your Drakensberg wedding day in splendour of nature with a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains. Celebrate your special day at Antbear Drakensberg Wedding venue. This unique Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg. Besides  breathtaking...

Why get married in the Natal Midlands?

If you're planning on getting married in the surrounds of the picturesque, rolling hills of the Natal Midlands, you've certainly picked the right region for a breath-taking wedding venue. The Natal Midlands really is an idyllic setting that adds a certain romantic...

Drakensberg Snakes

Snakes quite common in the Drakensberg. They are often seen at the Antbear Drakensberg Lodge and also while hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains. Clearly they  cause alarm with most visitors but a great deal of fascination too. Most snakes in the Drakensberg are...

Kamberg Rock Art

The hike to Game Pass Shelter The Kamberg Valley is the most valuable part of the Drakensberg Mountains in terms of  its cultural value. Game Pass Shelter cave is the most important rock art site we know. The rock surfaces here depict some of the finest prehistoric...

Interesting facts about the Drakensberg Mountains

The massive Drakensberg mountain range forms the border between KwaZulu Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. Its towering basalt peaks and buttresses offer dramatic vistas, the highest peak reaching a spectacular 3 482 metres, which is the highest in southern Africa. The...

Splashy Fenn is 25 years old

All roads will lead to the Southern Drakensberg this Easter for the 25th Splashy Fen Music Festival – its milestone quarter-century! The tranquil Underberg farm on which the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival is held, will soon transform into a colourful tent town when...

Royal Drakensberg MTB Challenge

The Royal Drakensberg MTB Challenge will take place on the weekend of 29 and 30 March 2013 at All Out Adventures in the Northern Drakensberg. A fun weekend packed with entertainment for the whole family is waiting for you. Saturday 29th will be a Family Fun Day with a...

Drakensberg wild flowers

The Wild Flowers of the Drakensberg Mountains are about as worth while visiting as any of the best wild flower destinations in the world. The variety of Drakensberg wild flowers and the beauty of the wild flowers is as diverse as it is spectacular. You could choose...

Drakensberg Weddings

There is something about getting married in the Drakensberg Mountains. A Drakensberg wedding is special. I feel mountains do something for the soul. Of course I think the best Drakensberg wedding venue is Antbear Drakensberg Lodge but I know our wedding venue does not...

Government responds to Drakensberg Cableway

Recent concerns of the proposed cableway in the Drakensberg Mountains have been addressed  by the Development and Tourism MEC, Michael Mabuyakhulu. These included issues like the state of the R74, the impact on the World Heritage Site and the pricing structure. The...

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