Kwazulu Natal – West

Kwazulu Natal - West

Where

The province of Kwazulu Natal is known as "the garden province".  It is located in the southeast of the country, enjoying a long coastline on the Indian Ocean .  The province shares its borders with three other provinces and three countries.  Its capital is Pietermaritzburg and its most populated city if Durban.

The northern boundary of this region is the provincial border with the Free State province.  To the west is the national border with Lesotho and the the provincial boundary with the Eastern Cape respectively.  The N2 freeway forms the boundary to the south.  On the eastern side, the N3 freeway separates this region from the rest of the province.

Ecology

The main geological feature of this region are the magnificent Maloti - Drakensberg mountains.  These mountains rise an impressive 3000 metres above sea level and solid basalt walls rise upwards. Although this is mainly a mountainous region, the area contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.  A substantial part of this area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The national park of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is located in this region, as well as the Maloti-Drakensberg Park.

Due to the high rainfall in this area, there are many mountain streams and rivers.  The Drakensberg mountains are the source of the Orange River (the longest river in southern Africa) and the Tugela River.  These fast flowing streams give rise to spectacular waterfalls, including the world's second highest waterfall, the Tugela Falls.

Climate
The western region of the Kwazulu Natal province experiences the coldest climate of all the regions in the province.  Due to the Drakensberg mountains acting as a natural watershed, the area experiences a very high rainfall.  In summer the temperatures remain warm and moderate, while in winter they can drop dramatically to below freezing point.  Heavy winter snowfalls can occur in this region,  with light snow occasionally experienced on the highest peaks in summer.
What to expect

There are so many activities to participate in this region.  Whether you’re looking for some quiet time with your family and friends or a more adrenaline filled activity, you will find it here.  The most popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding bird watching and just exploring the breath-taking scenery.  Alternatively, if you're feeling more adventurous, you can try your hand at hot air ballooning, mountaineering, abseiling or trail running.

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Kwazulu Natal - West

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Western Region of the Kwazulu Natal Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Amphitheatre Backpackers - Bergville

Amphitheatre Backpackers

bookings@amphibackpackers.co.za
082-855-9767
www.amphibackpackers.com

ATKV Drakensville Resort - Jagersrust

ATKV Drakensville Resort

drakensville@atkv.org.za
036-438-6287
www.drakensville.co.za

Bergville Caravan Park - Bergville

Bergville Caravan Park

bergcarav@xsinet.co.za
036-448-1273
www.bergvilleaccommodation.co.za

Cobham - Underberg

Cobham

bookings@kznwildlife.com
033-702-0831
www.kznwildlife.com/Cobham

Dargle Forest Lodge - Impendle

Dargle Forest Lodge

bookings@dargleforestlodge.co.za
083-234-0436
www.dargleforestlodge,co.za

Dragon Peaks Mountain Peaks - Cathkin

Dragon Peaks

dpp@dragonpeaks.com
036-468-1031
www.dragonpeaks.com

Drakensberg Garden Hermit's Wood - Underberg

Drakensberg Garden - Hermit's Wood

033-701-1823

Gooderson Drakensberg Garden - Underberg

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens

drak@goodersons.co.za
031-337-4222
www.goodersonleisure.co.za/DrakensbergGardens

Fairhills Caravan Park - Ramsgate

Fairhills Caravan Park

Online Booking
071-228-1814
www.fairhillspark.co.za

Fountain Hall Guest Farm - Mooi River

Fountain Hall

082-579-6219

Garden Castle - Underberg

Garden Castle

bookings@kznwildlife.com
033-701-1823
www.kznwildlife.com/Garden%20Castle

Gina's Self Catering - Geluksburg

Gina's Self Catering

ginageluk@jenny.co.za
084-486-2279 / 087-170-0971

Glengarry Holiday Farm - Mooi River

Glengarry Holiday Farm

info@glangarry.co.za
082-867-7620
www.glengarry.co.za

Glenscheiling Caravan Park - Nottingham Road

Glenscheiling

Online Booking
082-374-1270
www.glensheiling.co.za

Goxhill Trout Lodge - Underberg

Goxhill Trout Lodge

goxhilltroutlodge@gmail.com
079-070-4994
www.goxhilltroutlodge.co.za

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary - Richmond

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

082-826-0760

Hlalanathi Berg Resort - Bergville

Hlalanathi

info@hlalanathi.co.za
036-438-6308
www.hlalanathi.co.za

Hlalanathi Berg Resort - Bergville

Khotso Lodge

info@khotso.co.za
082-412-5540
www.khotso.co.za

Lake Eland Game Reserve - Port Shepston

Lake Eland

reservations@lakeeland.co.za
039-687-0395
www.lakeeland.co.za

Lotheni Resort - Mooi River

Lotheni Resort

bookings@kznwildlife.com
033-702-0540
www.kznwildlife.com/Lotheni

Maloti Drakensberg Park Highmoor Camp - Mooi River

Maloti-Drakensberg Park - Highmoor

bookings@kznwildlife.com
072-190-9612
www.kznwildlife.com/Highmoor

Maloti Drakensberg Park Injisuthi Camp - Mooi River

Maloti-Drakensberg Park - Injisuthi 

bookings@kznwildlife.com
036-431-9000
www.kznwildlife.com/Injisuthi

Monks Cowl - Winterton

Monks Cowl

bookings@kznwildlife.com
036-468-1103
www.kznwildlife.com/Monks%20Cowl

Mount Currie - Kokstad

Mount Currie

Lowry@kznwildlife.com
082-379-7775
www.kznwildlife.com/Mount%20Currie

Mount Park Guest Farm - Howick

Mount Park

bookings@mountpark.co.za
033-234-4601
www.mountpark.co.za

Mountain Splendour Eco Resort - Winterton

Mountain Splendour

info@mountainsplendour.co.za
036-468-1172
www.mountainsplendour.co.za

Mountain Splendour Eco Resort - Winterton

Nyala Pans Long Pool

rich@nyalapans.co.za
072-430-1247
www.nyalapans.co.za

Oribi Gorge - Paddock

Oribi Gorge

bookings@kznwildlife.com
072-042-9390 / 033-845-1000
www.kznwildlife.com/Oribi%20Gorge

Paradise Holiday Resort - Southbroom

Paradise Holiday Resort

enquiries@paradiseholidayresort.co.za
039-313-0655
www.paradiseholidayresort.co.za

Queensburgh Caravan Park - Queensburgh

Queensburgh Caravan Park

Online Booking
031-464-5800
www.queensburgh.caravanparks.co.za

Riverside Manor - Rosetta

Riverside Manor

enquiries@riversidemanor.co.za
083-310-5632
www.riversidemanor.co.za

Royal Natal Park Mahai Camp - Bergville

Royal Natal National Park - Mahai

bookings@kznwildlife.com
036-438-6411 / 6310
www.kznwildlife.com/Tendele

Scripture Union Glenhaven Camp - Underberg

Scripture Union Glenhaven Camp

glenhavencamp@su.org.za
060-570-5480
www.glenhaven.org.za

Shongweni Dam Reserve - Pinetown

Shongweni Dam Reserve

bookings@shongwenireserve.com
078-039-9881
www.shongwenidamreserve.africa

Silverstreams Caravan Park - Underberg

Silverstreams

Online Booking
082-331-6670
www.silverstreams.co.za

Spioenkop - Winterton

Spioenkop

bookings@kznwildlife.com
036-488-1578
www.kznwildlife.com/Spioenkop

The Old Pont Holiday Resort - Port Edward

The Old Pont

thepontoffice@gmail.com
039-311-2211
www.oldpont.co.za

Wagendrift - Mooi River

Wagendrift

bookings@kznwildlife.com
072-800-3893
www.kznwildlife.com/Wagendrift

White Mountain Lodge - Estcourt

White Mountain Lodge

shawyy22@gmail.com
071-551-2589
www.whitemountain.co.za

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Western Region of the Kwazulu Natal Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Africamps at Gowan Valley - Midlands

Africamps at Gowan Valley

hello@africamps.com
021-300-5694
www.africamps.com

Amphitheatre Backpackers - Bergville

Amphitheatre Backpackers

bookings@amphibackpackers.co.za
082-855-9767
www.amphibackpackers.com

Dargle Forest Lodge - Impendle

Dargle Forest Lodge

bookings@dargleforestlodge.co.za
083-234-0436
www.dargleforestlodge,co.za

Maloti Drakensberg Park Injisuthi Camp - Mooi River

Maloti-Drakensberg Park - Injisuthi

bookings@kznwildlife.com
036-431-9000
www.kznwildlife.com/Injisuthi

Mount Park Guest Farm - Howick

Mount Park Guest Farm

bookings@mountpark.co.za
033-234-4601
www.mountpark.co.za

Mountain Splendour Eco Resort - Winterton

Mountain Splendour

info@mountainsplendour.co.za
036-468-1172
www.mountainsplendour.co.za

Nguni Moon Teepee Camp - Underberg

Nguni Moon

Online Booking
082-809-7668
www.ngunimoontepees.co.za

Nyala Pans Long Pool Camp - Richmond

Nyala Pans Long Pool

rich@nyalapans.co.za
072-430-1247
www.nyalapans.co.za

Shongweni Dam Reserve - Pinetown

Shongweni Dam Reserve

bookings@shongwenireserve.com
078-039-9881
www.shongwenidamreserve.africa

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.