- Easy to read in a vehicle
- Extensive accommodation listings with contact details
- Major and secondary roads
- Many points of interest
- Fuel availability and places to eat
- GPS co-ordinates
Meaning the Dragons Mountains in Afrikaans, the Drakensberg have long held a very special place in South African life. Birthplace of many Zulu kings, it was crossed by Boer communities in ox wagons during the Great Trek and became the site of various battles, including Blood River.
The Drakensberg range stretches for 1000km and reaches it highest peak at Thabana Ntlenyana, 3,482 metres., although it has many other high peaks such as Giants Castle and Cathedral Peak. Lush, dramatic and beautiful, this area attracts outdoor enthusiast such as hikers, bikers, kayakers and horse riders. The area also has various game reserves such as Nambiti and Tugela near Ladismith. Further west towards the Maluti Moutains in the Eastern Freestate one reaches the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
Of the Freestate Nelson Mandela had this to say “The Freestate landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in and that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons.” Explore the towns of this region such as Bethlehem and Kerstell.
This map has lots of detail! With GPS co-ordinates, road distances, primary and secondary routes, many accommodation listings, nature reserves, holiday adventure activities, border posts to Lesotho, hikes and places to eat, this is practical road map is meant for people who want to explore the region. Listed are also many points of interest including the site at which Nelson Mandela was arrested. One side of the map shows the Eastern Freestate. The Drakensberg section is printed on the reverse.