Tourist Attractions in Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg & Surroundings, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Cathedral Peak Drakensberg Holidays - KwaZulu Natal
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Hikers from all over the world come to conquer the mighty Drakensberg Cathedral Peak. Likened to a spire, Cathedral Peak stands alone, separated from the Drakensberg escarpment by centuries of erosion, making it one of the most majestic and most climbed peaks in the Drakensberg.

Reaching a height of 3004 metres above sea level, and surrounded by the Hlambanja Wilderness area - a place filled with the most breathtaking scenery, Cathedral Peak is an ideal Drakensberg mountain retreat. Accessed via the villages of Winterton and Bergville, and in close proximity to Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak is a popular destination for nature lovers. Here birdwatchers can spot numerous species, making bird spotting an interesting pastime, and it's not unusual to share the trails with small buck, porcupines or even the odd baboon.

Hikers can anticipate a day hike to summit Cathedral Peak, involving some rock scrambling up the eastern face, which can be done without a rope in dry conditions. Then, when you're heading back to your Cathedral Peak accommodation after your hike, cool off in a stream cascading down Cathedral Peak.
If you prefer a more sedate sport, fishermen can enjoy the peaceful Drakensberg surroundings while indulging in a spot of fly-fishing in one of the numerous rivers and fresh water Berg dams stocked with trout and bass.

What to do in and around Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak:

- Golf at the Cathedral Peak Hotel Golf Course set in spectacular Berg scenery.
- Walk to Rainbow Gorge, named for the kaleidoscope that forms in the spray from the stream.
- Take a flip over Cathedral Peak in a helicopter.
- The San Art Interpretive Centre provides fascinating insights into the art and culture of the Bushmen.
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre houses the Central Berg Tourist Information Centre, and a variety of shops and galleries.
- Wine taste overlooking the vineyards at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.

Also visit towns around Cathedral Peak in the Northern Drakensberg: Bergville; Little Switzerland; Mont-aux-Sources; Winterton and Spioenkop Dam.

And in the Southern Drakensberg: Drakensberg Gardens; Lower Berg Foothills; Sani Pass; Cedarville and Kamberg.

Cathedral Peak Hikers Guide:

- Always use the 'buddy system' and travel in groups.
- Carry First Aid.
- Carry a satellite phone for emergencies when necessary.
- Carry all-purpose weather clothing.
- Provide, tasty, nutritious snacks.
- If you are attempting the Bell Traverse west of Cathedral Peak, there is practically no water, so fill up beforehand.
- Lightning strikes are a risk in summer.
- If in doubt, rather do hikes with a guide.

Afrikaans Translation:

Cathedral Peak Drakensberg Vakansies - KwaZulu Natal
Kliek hier vir Cathedral Peak Akkommodasie

Stappers van regoor die wêreld kuier by die magtige Drakensberge Cathedral Peak berg. Cathedral Peak staan ??alleen, geskei van die Drakensberg platorand deur eeue van erosie, wat dit een van die mees majestieuse en mees geklim pieke in die Drakensberg maak..

Bereik 'n hoogte van 3004 meter bo seevlak, en omring deur die Hlambanja wildernisgebied - 'n plek vol van die mees asemrowende natuurskoon, Cathedral Peak is die ideale Drakensberg toevlug. Via die dorpe van Winterton en Bergville, en in die nywerheid van Royal Natal Nasionale Park, Cathedral Peak is 'n gewilde bestemming vir natuurliefhebbers. Hier kan voëlkykers talle spesies raaksien - 'n interessante tydverdryf. Dit is nie ongewoon om paaie met klein bokke, ystervarke en selfs die vreemde bobbejaan te deel.


Stappers kan 'n dagstap bevorder via die oosterlike aansig tot by die hoogpunte van Cathedral Peak. Dit kan gedoen word sonder 'n tou, in droë toestande. Wanneer jy terug na jou verblyf by die Cathedral Peak Hotel op pad is, na die staptog kan jy afkoel in 'n lekker koue bergstroom.
As jy dit verkies om meer besadigde sport,probeer 'n bietjie visvang in die rustige omgewing - kunsvlieghengel in een van die talle riviere en vars water Berg damme vol forel en bas.

Wat om te doen in en rondom die Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak:

- Golf by die Cathedral Peak-Hotel Gholfbaan -  skouspelagtige natuurskoon.
- Loop na Rainbow Gorge, vernoem na die kaleidoskoop wat vorm in die sproei van die stroom.
- Neem 'n flip oor Cathedral Peak in 'n helikopter.
- Die San Kuns Interpretief Sentrum lewer fassinerende insigte in die kuns en kultuur van die Boesmans.
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre huisves die Sentrale Berg Toeriste Inligtingsentrum, en 'n verskeidenheid van winkels en galerye.
- Smaak Wyn uitsig oor die wingerde by Cathedral Peak-Wynlandgoed.

Besoek ook dorpe rondom Cathedral Peak in die Noordelike Drakensberge: Bergville; Klein Switserland, Mont-aux-Sources; Winterton en Spioenkop Dam.  En in die Suidelike Drakensberg: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel, Sani Pass; Cedarville en Kamberg.

Cathedral Peak Stappers Gids:

- Gebruik altyd die 'buddy system' en reis in groepe.
- Dra noodhulp.
- Dra 'n satellietfoon vir noodgevalle wanneer nodig.
- Dra al-doel weer klere.
- Verskaf, smaaklike, voedsame happies.
- As jy wes van Cathedral Peak probeer die Bell Traverse, daar is feitlik geen water, so vul vooraf.
- Weerlig is 'n risiko in die somer.
- As jy twyfel, stap eerder met 'n gids.

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Cathedral Peak Attractions
San Art Interpretive Centre: 5 km
Baboon Rock: 9 km
Monks Cowl Nature Reserve: 16 km
Nearby Towns
Bergville
Champagne Valley
Giants Castle

Cathedral Peak Golf Course

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Cathedral Peak Summit

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Cathedral Peak Hotel in Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu-Natal
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Cathedral Peak Drakensberg Holidays - KwaZulu Natal
Click here for Cathedral Peak Accommodation

Hikers from all over the world come to conquer the mighty Drakensberg Cathedral Peak. Likened to a spire, Cathedral Peak stands alone, separated from the Drakensberg escarpment by centuries of erosion, making it one of the most majestic and most climbed peaks in the Drakensberg.

Reaching a height of 3004 metres above sea level, and surrounded by the Hlambanja Wilderness area - a place filled with the most breathtaking scenery, Cathedral Peak is an ideal Drakensberg mountain retreat. Accessed via the villages of Winterton and Bergville, and in close proximity to Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak is a popular destination for nature lovers. Here birdwatchers can spot numerous species, making bird spotting an interesting pastime, and it's not unusual to share the trails with small buck, porcupines or even the odd baboon.

Hikers can anticipate a day hike to summit Cathedral Peak, involving some rock scrambling up the eastern face, which can be done without a rope in dry conditions. Then, when you're heading back to your Cathedral Peak accommodation after your hike, cool off in a stream cascading down Cathedral Peak.
If you prefer a more sedate sport, fishermen can enjoy the peaceful Drakensberg surroundings while indulging in a spot of fly-fishing in one of the numerous rivers and fresh water Berg dams stocked with trout and bass.

What to do in and around Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak:

- Golf at the Cathedral Peak Hotel Golf Course set in spectacular Berg scenery.
- Walk to Rainbow Gorge, named for the kaleidoscope that forms in the spray from the stream.
- Take a flip over Cathedral Peak in a helicopter.
- The San Art Interpretive Centre provides fascinating insights into the art and culture of the Bushmen.
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre houses the Central Berg Tourist Information Centre, and a variety of shops and galleries.
- Wine taste overlooking the vineyards at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.

Also visit towns around Cathedral Peak in the Northern Drakensberg: Bergville; Little Switzerland; Mont-aux-Sources; Winterton and Spioenkop Dam.

And in the Southern Drakensberg: Drakensberg Gardens; Lower Berg Foothills; Sani Pass; Cedarville and Kamberg.

Cathedral Peak Hikers Guide:

- Always use the 'buddy system' and travel in groups.
- Carry First Aid.
- Carry a satellite phone for emergencies when necessary.
- Carry all-purpose weather clothing.
- Provide, tasty, nutritious snacks.
- If you are attempting the Bell Traverse west of Cathedral Peak, there is practically no water, so fill up beforehand.
- Lightning strikes are a risk in summer.
- If in doubt, rather do hikes with a guide.

Afrikaans Translation:

Cathedral Peak Drakensberg Vakansies - KwaZulu Natal
Kliek hier vir Cathedral Peak Akkommodasie

Stappers van regoor die wêreld kuier by die magtige Drakensberge Cathedral Peak berg. Cathedral Peak staan ??alleen, geskei van die Drakensberg platorand deur eeue van erosie, wat dit een van die mees majestieuse en mees geklim pieke in die Drakensberg maak..

Bereik 'n hoogte van 3004 meter bo seevlak, en omring deur die Hlambanja wildernisgebied - 'n plek vol van die mees asemrowende natuurskoon, Cathedral Peak is die ideale Drakensberg toevlug. Via die dorpe van Winterton en Bergville, en in die nywerheid van Royal Natal Nasionale Park, Cathedral Peak is 'n gewilde bestemming vir natuurliefhebbers. Hier kan voëlkykers talle spesies raaksien - 'n interessante tydverdryf. Dit is nie ongewoon om paaie met klein bokke, ystervarke en selfs die vreemde bobbejaan te deel.


Stappers kan 'n dagstap bevorder via die oosterlike aansig tot by die hoogpunte van Cathedral Peak. Dit kan gedoen word sonder 'n tou, in droë toestande. Wanneer jy terug na jou verblyf by die Cathedral Peak Hotel op pad is, na die staptog kan jy afkoel in 'n lekker koue bergstroom.
As jy dit verkies om meer besadigde sport,probeer 'n bietjie visvang in die rustige omgewing - kunsvlieghengel in een van die talle riviere en vars water Berg damme vol forel en bas.

Wat om te doen in en rondom die Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak:

- Golf by die Cathedral Peak-Hotel Gholfbaan -  skouspelagtige natuurskoon.
- Loop na Rainbow Gorge, vernoem na die kaleidoskoop wat vorm in die sproei van die stroom.
- Neem 'n flip oor Cathedral Peak in 'n helikopter.
- Die San Kuns Interpretief Sentrum lewer fassinerende insigte in die kuns en kultuur van die Boesmans.
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre huisves die Sentrale Berg Toeriste Inligtingsentrum, en 'n verskeidenheid van winkels en galerye.
- Smaak Wyn uitsig oor die wingerde by Cathedral Peak-Wynlandgoed.

Besoek ook dorpe rondom Cathedral Peak in die Noordelike Drakensberge: Bergville; Klein Switserland, Mont-aux-Sources; Winterton en Spioenkop Dam.  En in die Suidelike Drakensberg: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel, Sani Pass; Cedarville en Kamberg.

Cathedral Peak Stappers Gids:

- Gebruik altyd die 'buddy system' en reis in groepe.
- Dra noodhulp.
- Dra 'n satellietfoon vir noodgevalle wanneer nodig.
- Dra al-doel weer klere.
- Verskaf, smaaklike, voedsame happies.
- As jy wes van Cathedral Peak probeer die Bell Traverse, daar is feitlik geen water, so vul vooraf.
- Weerlig is 'n risiko in die somer.
- As jy twyfel, stap eerder met 'n gids.