South Africa :: KZN Drakensberg
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
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The scenic Royal Natal National Park covers 8094 ha of South Africa's Drakensberg mountain range. The park was first established in 1916 and hosts a wide variety of flora as well as small animals and freshwater fish species. The famous 'amphitheatre' massif rises above the Thukela river, creating the world's second highest waterfall known simply as the Thukela falls.
The park is well known for best mountain scenery. There are two sections within the park, the Mahai and Rugged Glen where there is the famous world renowned Amphitheatre, horse trails and short walks hiking trails are evident here. There is also the Thendele where the main accommodation option like lodges and cottages are situated.
Accommodation within the park is either in self-contained chalets or campsites. For more information visitors can make a reservation through the KZN wildlife offices for the park or through central KZN wildlife reservation offices. (Jun-16).
|Address :||KZN, South Africa|
|Contact :||KZN Wildlife Offices - Royal Natal National Park|
|Contact 2 :||KZN Wildlife- Central Reservation Offices|
|Tel :||+27(0)36 438 6310|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)33 845 1000|
|Fax :||+27(0)36 438 6231|
|Fax2 :||+27(0)33 845 1001|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Gate Opening and Closing Times :||Summer (October to March) 05h00 to 22h00 Winter (April to September) 06h00 to 22h00|
|Reception Opening and Closing Times :||08:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:30|
|Fee/s :||Entrance fee: Day visitor park permit fee ZAR40/Adult; ZAR20/Child plus ZAR45 per vehicle and R90 per heavy vehicle (11-20 passengers); & R180 per vehicle (20+ passengers). Trout Fishing Permit (Rod Fee ZAR80pp(Rate Updated Jun-16).|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)36 438 6310|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping|
|Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Fishing, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities :||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Bergville|
There is good cellphone reception at the Thendele Camp. (Jun-16).
Well stocked with curios and supplies. (Jun-16).
Facilities such as fuel, doctors and police are in Bergville situated 50km from the park. (Jun-16).
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