Exploring the Northern Drakensberg

Sungubala Eco Camp nestles in the foothills of the Drakensberg, part of the Northern Drakensberg Nature Reserve, adjacent to the uKhahlamba World Heritage Site. The Northern berg is home to the iconic Amphitheatre mountain and the Thukela Falls, the highest waterfall, cascading 983m into the valley below. The uKhahlamba World Heritage Site is famous for the magnificent mountain scenery, rich landscapes, bushman paintings as well as rare and endemic species.

Daily guided walks

Join your well trained guide on hikes and walks in the Sungubala Valley and explore the Northern Drakensberg on foot. Popular morning hikes include Jackal Hill, the Bishop’s Inkaba and Echo Cave. Explore the Cavern Estate and visit Lone Rock to view bushman paintings and Cannibal Cavern, a cave where cannibals once lived.

Royal Natal National Park

Enjoy an easy stroll to the Cascades in the Park or take a lunch pack and explore the Tugela Gorge, 7kms along the Tugela River where one can enjoy the most refreshing berg swims.

Mountain Biking

Drakensberg Trails

The extensive Drakensberg MTB Trails system is on our doorstep. A small fee covers your riding through the Valley.

View the trail map

Horse Riding

drakensberg horse rides

Book your rides through the Northern Horse, and enjoy the Drakensberg experience on horseback.

Forest Retreat Spa at The Cavern

Drakensberg Spa

Book treatments at the luxurious Forest Retreat Spa.

All Out Adventures

For those who enjoy an adrenaline rush, join a tree top cable tour, or defy gravity on the King Swing. Visit The Adventure Centre to enjoy these activities.


Summer offers numerous opportunities for a dip in a refreshing mountain stream. There is a small pool at Sungubala.

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