I don’t know of one Durbanite that doesn’t make a trip to ‘Majestic Drakensberg’ at least once a year, and I am starting my countdown!
The Drakensberg is a mountain range and is known by the name uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears). However locals refer to it as “The Berg”.
It’s a place we ‘urbanites’ run to so we can recharge our batteries, soak up the silence and sit by roaring fireplaces with glasses of red wine. We go for hikes, inhale the clean air and if you are really brave you can attempt a ride on a “Berg” pony and not be able to walk for three days afterwards.
The trip up to the Drakensberg is now also made special with the introduction of the Midlands Meander. A fabulous concept whereby you are able to drive along and stop at various homes and small businesses to sample their organic produce, cheeses and jams or purchase an artists work or crafts.
Basically, it’s a place where this magnificent mountain envelopes you in it’s peace and sends you back to the city renewed and revived!
Deep Breath… 1, 2, 3 …… sigh!