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Explore the Drakensberg Region of South Africa

A Kenings rental car is an excellent way to enjoy the stunning scenery, recreational activities, and cultural history of the Drakensberg region of South Africa. Here is a recommended route for your trip:

DURBAN

In Durban, a thriving coastal metropolis in KwaZulu-Natal, your journey should begin. Explore the Indian Quarter for delectable cuisine, stroll along the Golden Mile beachfront promenade, and visit the KwaMuhle Museum to learn about the history of the area.

HOWICK

Drive to the beautiful village of Howick, which is well-known for its picturesque surroundings and outdoor attractions. Explore the small shops and cafes in the town centre and the spectacular waterfall, Howick Falls, which is tucked away in a lush valley.

MIDLANDS MEANDER

Embark on the famous Midlands Meander, a scenic route through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Enjoy picturesque landscapes, visit local craft shops, and art galleries, and sample delicious farm-to-table cuisine at the various restaurants and cafes along the way.

CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG

Proceed to the Central Drakensberg, one of the most popular areas in the range. Here you can hike to stunning viewpoints, such as Cathedral Peak or the Amphitheatre, and explore the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK

Head to Royal Natal National Park, located in the Northern Drakensberg. Marvel at the towering Tugela Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world, and take scenic hikes through the rugged terrain. The park also offers opportunities for rock climbing and birdwatching.

SANI PASS

If you’re up for an adventurous detour, consider driving up the legendary Sani Pass, which crosses the border into Lesotho. This challenging gravel road offers stunning views and takes you to the highest pub in Africa, where you can enjoy a drink and interact with the local Basotho people.

GOLDEN GATE HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Drive west to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, known for its dramatic sandstone formations and golden-hued landscapes. Explore the hiking trails, spot wildlife, and take in the panoramic views of the Maluti Mountains.

RETURN JOURNEY

Make your way back to Durban or your preferred departure point, taking the opportunity to explore more of the Drakensberg or visit other attractions in the region, such as the Valley of a Thousand Hills or the uShaka Marine World in Durban.

Remember to plan your accommodations, especially during peak seasons, and pack appropriate gear for outdoor activities like hiking, including sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing. Additionally, ensure you have a reliable map or GPS to navigate the sometimes winding roads of the Drakensberg region.

Enjoy your road trip through the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains with your rental car from Kenings!

 

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