I experienced an incredible weekend getaway with friends at the Drakensberg Amphitheatre.
We stayed in cottages that looked over this powerful valley of outstanding beauty. Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak where, as its name implies, the Orange river starts its long journey to the Atlantic ocean.
The Thukela river cascades down the face of the amphitheatre, creating one of the highest waterfalls in the world.
This beautiful Thendele camp that we stayed at has the distinction of being the closest of the KZN Wildlife Berg camps to the main Drakensberg escarpment. The views are just out of this world and one can really connect with the immense power of creation here.
Dominated by the amphitheatre which changes mood with weather and season, often covered in snow in winter or with up to eighteen waterfalls cascading down the vertical cliffs after a storm, Thendele is a very special place to visit and is KZN Wildlife’s most popular camp.
Its home to the Bearded Vulture and Black Eagle who are often seen flying the thermals that rise above the Mont aux Sources plateau.
The surrounding valleys and ridges offer superb walks through an ever changing landscape with many upland birds and flowers.