10 Best Things To Do In The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg is arguably one of the most coveted destinations in South Africa and offers a large selection of fun-filled activities for you to do. Whether you’re looking for quiet family time, being one with nature, or getting your pulse racing with adventure-packed activities; this majestic mountain range has something for everyone.

If you’re looking to visit the Drakensberg, Cayley Mountain Resort is the perfect location to stay at when you’re exploring all the fun activities that this mountain range has to offer.

1. Get pampered at Body Bliss Day Spa

The tranquil Drakensberg provides the perfect setting for much-needed pamper sessions. Body Bliss Day Spa, located at Cayley Mountain Resort, provides an unrivalled wellness and relaxation experience, catering to ladies, gents, and kiddies. You can expect to unwind and gain a sense of peace and restoration amidst the misty magic of the Drakensberg.

2. Satiate your hunger at the Bell & Whistle restaurant

The on-site restaurant at Cayley Mountain Resort, Bell and Whistle has an extensive menu, so you’ll never run out of delicious dishes to try. Children can eat from the kid’s menu offering enough choices to please picky eaters, while anyone can enjoy the scrumptious speciality dish, wood-fired pizza! On chilly nights, enjoy the fireplace with loved ones. And during summer, the outdoor seating provides the best spot for spectacular views of the mountain.

“Amazing Atmosphere and Pizza. We stayed at Cayley Mountain Resort and had the best pizza at The Bell and Whistle. The Atmosphere is warm and inviting, [and] we loved sitting on the balcony with a bottle of wine, enjoying the stunning views.” – Chantal Pepper

3. Have loads of fun at Cayley Beach Club

Cayley Beach Club is the only beach club in the Berg and is the perfect place to make lasting memories all at one destination. Enjoy boat rides, dam cruises, several Water Sports, and an Inflatable Waterpark to ramp up the action-packed activities.

And if you’re in the mood for some relaxing quality time with loved ones, the picnic spot is the perfect place to lay out your favourite throw and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

The putt-putt was fun but the highlight of the weekend was spending time at the Cayley Beach Club. We had a picnic braai next to the dam while the kids spent hours on the inflatable waterpark. Definitely recommended for families of all ages” – Michelle4bs

4. Indulge your sweet tooth and inner coffee connoisseur

Warm up with a hot beverage and delicious baked goods at Steam Café at Cayley Mountain Resort. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the serene mountain atmosphere with the ones that you love.

5. Amp up the action during paintball

Some of the best memories include adrenalin, and Paintball is the perfect activity to add fun to your holiday. A round of paintball allows you to get creative, tactical, and entertained on your next holiday. Visit the Leap Adventure Desk at Cayley Mountain Resort for exciting activities.

6. A breath of fresh air on the Hiking Trails

The Drakensberg is home to several amazing Hiking Trails, and the trails at Cayley Mountain Resort are no exception. During summer, you can admire the green, blue, and orange hues of the craggy mountainscapes. In winter, descending clouds often bring snowfall to the oat-coloured landscape.

7. Explore the mountain terrain when Quad Biking

There’s no better way to explore as much mountain terrain as possible than on a guided quad biking tour. The quad biking trail meanders through the foothills of the Drakensberg while you can enjoy breathtaking views of the serene mountain and dam located at Cayley Mountain Resort.

8. Pedal your way along the mountain biking trails

Only a few trails can compare to the rugged beauty of the Drakensberg. Our on-site mountain biking trail at Cayley Mountain Resort takes you along the foot of the Drakensberg mountains, leading to the Bell Park Dam.

9. Enjoy mesmerising performances at Falcon Ridge – Birds of Prey

The Drakensberg is a typical birdwatcher’s paradise that will leave you amazed, entertained, and educated at the same time. Situated in Champagne Valley, Falcon Ridge – Bird of Prey is home to a number of predatory birds such as a rare Black eagle, Martial eagles, Bearded vultures and a Lanner Falcon, which you can see in their natural habitat. A visit to this bird of prey centre allows you to experience daily informative talks and avian acrobatics where these powerful birds put on a memorable performance.

10. Get a bird’s eye view with hot air balloons

There are a few ways to see the Berg, and one of the most popular and exciting ways is to take a scenic flight in a hot air balloon.

An experience with Drakensberg Ballooning will leave you breathless. Expect a panoramic view of the Drakensberg, which includes an aerial view of the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giant’s Castle in the south.

To find out all the fun things that you can enjoy the next time you’re on holiday at the Drakensberg, check out the video below.