Activities

Adventure, Tranquility, Either or Both...

In the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, where the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park stretches its rugged arms, lies a haven for those who yearn for both adventure and tranquillity. The Southern Drakensberg is a land of contrasts, where towering peaks meet lush valleys, and pristine rivers carve their way through ancient rocks. For those who seek relaxation, our estate’s tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for unwinding. Cast a line into our trout-filled dams or simply soak up the sun’s warmth beside the uMzimkhulu River.

For the adventurous spirit, there’s no shortage of excitement. Hiking trails meander through unspoiled forests, revealing hidden waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. Horseback riding offers a unique perspective, allowing you to explore this wilderness with grace and elegance.

Thrill-seekers can embark on a journey up the legendary Sani Pass, a mountain road that winds its way into the kingdom of Lesotho. Mountain biking enthusiasts will discover a network of trails that wind through forests and traverse crystal-clear streams. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or new to the sport, the Drakensberg offers tracks to suit all skill levels

Horse Trails

Embark on an adventure through the enchanting Drakensberg landscapes with Khotso Horse Trails. Their guided horseback journeys cater to riders of all skill levels, ensuring an unforgettable experience for everyone. Traverse pristine forests, follow meandering rivers, and conquer rugged mountain paths while immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.

Their seasoned trail leaders prioritize your safety and comfort, making your ride both thrilling and secure. Whether you’re a novice rider or an experienced equestrian, our horses and trails will leave you with lasting memories. Explore the magnificent terrain of the Drakensberg from a unique perspective, forging a deep connection with the natural world.

Discover more about our horse trails and book now.

Sani Pass Tours

Nestled in the Southern Drakensberg, the Sani Pass is a legendary mountain road that climbs to an astonishing 2,874 meters (9,429 feet) above sea level. This iconic passageway connects South Africa to the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho. 

Sani Pass Tours offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, combining the thrill of 4X4 exploration with the beauty of Lesotho’s landscapes and the warmth of its people. As you cross into Lesotho, you’ll have the chance to meet the resilient Basotho people in the charming village of Mokhotlong.

At the highest pub in Africa, Sani Top Chalet, savour a delicious meal and perhaps warm up with a sip of the world-famous “Sani Sizzler.” Join us in experiencing the majesty of the Drakensberg and the kingdom in the sky, Lesotho.

Major Adventures: Unleash the Thrill

Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of the Drakensberg, Major Adventures offers an array of guided tours and activities designed to satisfy the adventure seeker in you. From exhilarating hikes to heart-racing mountain bike rides, our experiences are carefully crafted to ensure you have an unforgettable journey through this pristine wilderness.

Our team of experienced guides is committed to providing you with safe and memorable adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a novice adventurer, we have the perfect experience for you. At Major Adventures, we believe that adventure knows no bounds. We cater to families, couples, and groups of friends, ensuring everyone can partake in the thrill of the Drakensberg.

Major Adventures invites you to embrace the spirit of adventure amidst the stunning Drakensberg landscapes. Our professionally guided tours promise not only excitement but also a deep connection with nature. To learn more about our adventures and booking options, visit Major Adventures. Unleash your inner adventurer with us!

Mountain Biking

Discover the thrill of mountain biking in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg with Sani Spoors. Our expertly crafted trails offer both beginners and experienced riders a cycling paradise that winds through some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa. Our trails are designed to cater to a wide range of mountain biking enthusiasts, from those seeking a leisurely ride in nature to adrenaline junkies craving technical descents and challenging ascents.

If you’re traveling with your family, our family-friendly trails are perfect for a fun day out. These trails are designed to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the Drakensberg on two wheels. Safety is our top priority at Sani Spoors. 

Experience the thrill of mountain biking in the picturesque Drakensberg with Sani Spoors. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned rider, our trails promise an unforgettable adventure through stunning landscapes. For more information and to book your mountain biking experience, visit Sani Spoors. Saddle up and embark on your next cycling adventure!

For the outdoor enthusiast, our surroundings offer a really wide of activities. Explore lush hiking trails that lead to breathtaking vistas, saddle up for horseback rides through pristine landscapes, or embark on thrilling 4X4 journeys up Sani Pass. The Southern Drakensberg is your playground, and at The Old Hatchery, adventure is right on your doorstep.

Whether you’re planning a family getaway, a romantic escape, or a productive business trip, The Old Hatchery has you covered. Choose from our comfortable B&B lodges for a touch of luxury or opt for our self-catering cottages for a cozy home-away-from-home experience. Your comfort and relaxation are our priorities.

We’re not just a destination; we’re the perfect halfway point between Gauteng and the KZN South Coast, the Wild Coast, and the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape. Travelers on these routes find solace in our hospitality and the chance to recharge before continuing their journeys.