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 day tours or half day tours in search of the plants and animal-life of South Africa ‘s unique Drakensberg Mountains. The best time to come to the Drakensberg in search of wild flowers is spring and summer where the wild flowers are prolific in bloom.
Drakensberg Wild flower Itineraries in the Drakensberg Mountains
- Full day – Giants Castle Extending from the North Western border of Kwazulu Natal to the Thukela Region, the Drakensberg Mountains form an area of magnificent beauty. Its mountains raise as high as 3000m, and host some of the most popular South African Nature Reserves. The Drakensberg mountains are synonymous with rare and exquisite flora – such as cycads, variety of wildlife – both antelopes and predators, and bird sanctuary – Bearded Vulture, Martial Eagle, Cape Vulture and others.
- Full day – Royal Natal The Drakensberg is popular with hikers, rock climbers, trout fishermen, and other holidaymakers. For the more adventurous there are also many trails which use caves up in the mountains for the overnight stops. A weekend of hiking and climbing, interspersed with dips in the icy pools and rivers, goes a long way to restoring those weary of city life. Well known names, such as Mount-aux-Sources and the Natal Royal National Park draw the attention of local as well as overseas tourists to enjoy the unique, majestic and breathtaking views. Wild flowers are best in the spring and summer
- Full Day Sani Pass -The Southern Drakensberg, bordering with the East Griqualand area, is a world of majestic scenery and solitude. A landscape of cliffs and forested river valleys, rolling farmland and vast tracts of unspoiled wilderness. The mountains also contain thousands of Bushman rock painting sites, evidence of the small, primitive San people who practiced a prehistoric life style in the area long ago. The earliest of these paintings are about 800 years old, and the golden age of the painters was between 400 and 200 years ago. The paintings are mainly of people, their equipment and animals, wild and domestic.