The movie’s pictures are from www.berg.co.za Links will open in a new window. On this link you can see a gallery of images – the most beautiful images of the “Berg”!
If you can’t see the movie about the mountains, please click HERE and you can still watch it, the link will open in a new window.
This pdf-link is a map from the Drakensberg-area…which you can download.
Click HERE to visit different places of the Drakensberg mountain and you can also make bookings from this link. This mountain range stretches from the Northern part of South Africa to the Southern part of the country. The highest peak is Mount Aux Sources, about 4300m. I was on Mount Aux Sources when I was 15 with a school hiking trip! Two of our teachers went with us, I think we were about 20-30 students, 15 and 16 years old. I can remember we travelled through Qwa-Qwa –Eastern Free State -and I we parked the coaches at Witsieshoek. From there you are sort of already at the foothills of the mountain and it won’t take you that long to the summit. But hey, be prepared for two chain ladders! Gosh, the wind is strong up there! You have your kit on your back, – tent, rucksack, sleeping bag, whatever you take with you – and you go up the ladder with everything. Some of the students were scared and our teacher used a rope to make them feel more safe. I think I just prayed all the way up! hehe…There is a hut on Mount Aux Sources, but when we were there, the roof was down.
There are many caves in “The Berg” where you can sleep when going on a hiking trip….click HERE to see the caves and links….they tell you also about CAVE ETIQUETTE! on the cave-index page! You can also read on the “hut” link where to find huts to stay on your trip! And…on THIS LINK you can see a gallery of the peaks in “The Berg”..and their names. This is really a MUST go place to go on holiday, make sure you don’t miss out!
The flower is South Africa’s National Flower, the King Protea.
The Springbok – South Africa’s National antelope – also the Rugby team of our country called the Springboks.
Our Coat of Arms….
Read on THIS LINK more about South Africa and also about the symbols.
On this linkHERE you can listen to the National Anthem of South Africa, first in Afrikaans and then in English.