Drakensberg horse riding, river rafting and craft studios
In addition to hiking, ‘things to do’ in the Drakensberg include horse riding, river rafting, Ardmore Craft Studios, golf, battlefields tours & game reserves.
River Rafting, Carting and Golf
An excellent opportunity exists for rafting in the Drakensberg region during the summer months. Four Rivers Rafting runs day trips on the Little Tugela in two man boats on rapids up to Grade 4. Transport is provided from the valley and the day ends with a braai. The same company also runs off-road go-carting and 4×4 rides. Additionally, there are two golf courses close to Inkosana Lodge.
Craft Studios and Shops
The Champagne Valley is home to Ardmore Ceramic Studios, famous for brightly painted ethnic works. Kwa Zulu Weavers feature a wide array of wonderful carpets and tapestries. You may tour their factory and view them at work. Apart from these, there are numerous arts and craft shops of a high standard, like MG Traders and the Thokozisa center.
Drakensberg Boys Choir
This unusual school which neighbors Inkosana Lodge is home for students from all over southern Africa. The school is founded totally on music, and is internationally renowned. There are Wednesday afternoon concerts in term.
Many of the Anglo-Boer and Zulu War battlefields are in this area. By car, it’s an hour’s drive to Spioenkop, Colenso, and Ladysmith. A little further are the sites of Rorke’s Drift, Isandlwana, and Blood River.
Guided tours may be arranged.
Do a three hour canopy tour, an 80m high slide over 12 sections through the treetops of an indigenous forest.