Drakensberg tour

Drakensberg day tour

Our Drakensberg day tour began in Durban. I collected my clients and began a great day under the African sun. We exited South Africa over the Drakensberg mountains into Lesotho. (A landlocked country within South Africa)

The Kingdom of Lesotho is on average the highest country in the world. It is also South Africa’s second proclaimed world heritage site.

The Drakensberg mountains have been a place of great peace. And yet many struggles have be fought in the area over land and control. Whats new….

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg Sani Pass

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg Sani Pass

The Draksenberg mountains are home to many species of animals including Eland, Bush buck, Nyala, Reebuck and many more. As we changed over vehicles into a 4×4 we managed to come across many raptors and some lovely Rock Hyrax.

Drakensberg tour; Rock Hyrax sits on a rock

Drakensberg tour; Rock Hyrax sits on a rock

We made our way higher up the Drakensberg mountains. Arriving at about 2874 meters – which is near on 9000 feet!

As you reach past the South African boarder post there are 8 Kilometers with 3000 feet or 1000 meters of climbing.

……………4×4 is the ONLY way to go to the summit.

Drakensberg tour; South African boarder post

Drakensberg tour; South African boarder post

No mans land

It belongs to South Africa. The last 8 or so bends to reach the summit of the Drakensberg mountain into Lesotho are very steep and windy!

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg treacherous sani pass

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg trecherous sani pass

Once we reached the Lesotho boarder post we felt the drop in temperature and the cool mountain breeze as we enjoyed the scenery of one of the poorest parts of Lesotho.

Drakensberg tour; Lesotho boarder post

Drakensberg tour; Lesotho boarder post

Besides the new tar road the Chinese have constructed from the Lesotho boarder post to the nearest town 50km away; this area is very baron and devoid of much life. If you are in luck you will see an Ice Rat – otherwise it is just the Marino and Angora sheep which was the reason Sani pass was built in the first place. South Africa wanted the wool and the Basotho people wanted the food and building material of their huts from South Africa.

We visited the poor village and entered one of the ladies homes to learn more and sample the fresh Basotho bread.

Drakensberg tour; Basotho homes

Drakensberg tour; Basotho homes

These amazing homes are constructed of :

  • stone
  • poles from South Africa,
  • grass
  • cow dung
  • mud and soil.

All these natural materials make the homes warm in Winter and cool in Summer.

After this experience we ventured to the Highest pub in Africa near the boarder post and it was here we would have a lovely lunch.

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg Highest Pub in Africa

Drakensberg tour; Drakensberg Highest Pub in Africa

 After lunch at Sani pass we popped out to enjoy the views down the Drakensberg mountains. We spotted these young Basotho Shepherds and their sheep. It was a lovely picture as they looked down into South Africa.

Drakensberg tour; Basotho Shepards on top of Sani Pass

Drakensberg tour; Basotho Shepards on top of Sani Pass

We then began the bumpy drive down the Sani pass and the Drakensberg mountain enjoying the amazing views from a new angle.  We had some lovely sightings again of the Rock Hyrax and then of a Malachite sun bird (Male) on a Protea which is South Africa’s national flower.

Drakensberg tour; Malachite sun bird sits on a Protea flower

Drakensberg tour; Malakite sun bird sits on a Protea flower

It had been an amazing day tour in the Drakensberg mountains and we were all pretty tired but happy all the same with how wonderfully well the tour had gone.

It is always a pleasure to show off the Drakensberg mountains to my clients and the amazing diversity we have in South Africa.

Tim Brown Tours :

Book all Safari’s

On Trip Advisor

South Africa Business Info

Umhlanga Tourism

More Information

So for more information visit our home page. www.timbrowntours.com

If you need help then just drop us an email or have a look through our website and see if there is a Durban Safari that suits your needs.

Tim Brown Tours – with numerous awards and a long history of great reviews on TripAdvisor, can help you. So look at our alternatives to visiting the Kruger National Park. And join us for your South African Safari experience! We look forward to hosting you in the near future! Book Now and get an experience of a lifetime.

So Head on over to our website and book your very own tour today if you are interested in Nature and Travel in South Africa. 

You can follow us on the below links or visit our Website www.timbrowntours.com

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Youtube[vc_row 0=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”One Day Tours and Safaris”]Battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Drakensberg Mountains

Durban City

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve Day Safari

Shakaland Cultural Tour

Shark Cage Diving

St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park Safari & Tour

Tala Game Reserve PheZulu and Zulu Cultural Experience[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Two Day Tours and Safaris”]Battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Isandlwana and Rorkes DriftNatal

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve – Cat Rehabilitation & St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park

uKhahlamba Drakensberg Hiking and Sightseeing Tour

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”One Day Tours and Safaris”]Battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Anglo Zulu , Rorkes Drift, Isandlwana & Blood River

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve – Cat Rehabilitation & St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park – Budget Package

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve – Cat Rehabilitation & St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park – Standard Package

uKhahlamba Drakensberg Hiking & Sightseeing Tour[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=”” width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1533621301485{margin-left: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text 0=””]

 

Pride of Lions | The Life Of

Lions are amazing creatures with abilities that are incomprehensible, however they also have difficulties and great hardship to survive.
This post will cover a couple days in the life of a young pride of Lions, trying to survive in the African bush.

The White Rhino | Virtual Safaris

The White Rhino | Virtual Safaris … Stay with us for amazing stories facts and videos on the White Rhino.

Covid-19/Corona virus as we all know has cause chaos in the world of Tourism. I suppose the one good thing is that the wild animals in our wilderness and National parks have had a rest from tourist and our cameras for 6 months.

Lilizela Awards : Tim Brown Tours Wins : And We Remember

The White Rhino | Virtual Safaris … Stay with us for amazing stories facts and videos on the White Rhino.

Covid-19/Corona virus as we all know has cause chaos in the world of Tourism. I suppose the one good thing is that the wild animals in our wilderness and National parks have had a rest from tourist and our cameras for 6 months.

Virtual Safaris Elephants

Virtual Safaris Elephants and Bush Stories | Walk this Virtual Road with us | Watch Elephants pulling out a Water Pipe | Read some amazing facts.

Covid-19 Virtual Safaris-Leopard Facts

Covid-19 Virtual Safaris – Leopard Facts, a Bush story and videos of Leopard courtship and Mating. A virtual Leopard feast!
Tourism globally has been devastated due to Corona virus and we at Tim Brown Tours have turned to “Virtual Safaris” to keep the interest up.

Covid-19 and Virtual Safaris with Tim Brown Tours

Tim Brown Tours introduces virtual safaris during Covid-19.

Tourism in Durban, South Africa during the Corona/Covid-19 pandemic 

Tourism has always been the ever-growing side to our economy. But since the Corona/Covid-19 pandemic hit our shores in South Africa, it has been totally obliterated.

Returning to our roots to learn how to live a healthy life

Returning to our roots to learn how to live a healthy life. There is always some new diet out there or new “health” product which is better than our hard to avoid processed options we most commonly eat.

Lions Eyes

In the African bush indeed are the seen ~ and often unseen animal interactions.  One of the animal interactions we don’t see often is Rhino fighting each other for dominance. Either for the right to hold territory and/or to mate with females.

Watch : Two Big Males Fighting Hard to Hold Territory

Rhino Fighting

In the African bush indeed are the seen ~ and often unseen animal interactions.  One of the animal interactions we don’t see often is Rhino fighting each other for dominance. Either for the right to hold territory and/or to mate with females.

Watch : Two Big Males Fighting Hard to Hold Territory

Hluhluwe 2 day Safari From Durban | Tim Brown Tours

Journey with us. An Action packed custom safari. Learn about a crash of Rhino. Watch amazing videos of Wild Dog, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra and Elephant!

Visit Us

Tim Brown Tours

Lions Eyes

www.timbrowntours.com

[email protected]

Tim Brown Tours - with numerous awards and a long history of great reviews on TripAdvisor, can help you. So look at our alternatives to visiting the Kruger National Park. And join us for your South African Safari experience! We look forward to hosting you in the near future! Book Now and get an experience of a lifetime.

You can also find us at  Tourist Guides and Trip Advisor

Tim Brown Tours and Safari's : Follow Us

You can follow us on the below links or visit our Website www.timbrowntours.com

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Youtube

Interested in Nature and Travel in South Africa? Then head on over to our Tours and book your very own Safari today - You know you want to!