5 Fabulaous Drakensberg activities using Mooi River as a base

The Drakensberg mountains are an easy drive from Durban or Johannesburg and offer visitors a variety of outdoor activities in any season. And mooi River is a great place to base yourself for these fantastic outdoor experiences.

Fly in a microlight in the Drakensberg or Natal Midlands
Fly in a microlight in the Drakensberg or Natal Midlands

Fly in a Microlight

The Drakensberg offers some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa, and there’s no better place to take it all in than from above. Get into a microlight and soar with the vultures.

Slide through the tree tops

The Drakensberg and Natal Midlands offer a chice of 2 canopy tour slides. The Drakensberg Canopy tour and the Karkloof Canopy tour. In fact maybe you would like to do both.

Hot air ballooning in the Drakensberg

Floating above the mountains in a hot-air balloon as the sun rises is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Watching the sun rise over the Berg from a hot-air balloon should be on everyone’s bucket list. Floating above the mountains in a hot-air balloon as the sun rises is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Drakensberg hiking trails
Drakensberg hiking trails

Drakensberg hiking trails

Whether you have a few days or just an hour or two to explore the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands there’s range of hikes that’s perfect for everyone. Most hotels and campsites have a variety of recommended routes catering to novices, experienced hikers and anyone in-between. You’ll find something special in every season – the spectacular streams and waterfalls in summer (November to February) and splendid snow scapes in winter (among other things). The Drakensberg is truly a hiker’s paradise.

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