Go for a gallop on Hodson Horse Trails.

The Berg is known not only for the impressive 200km-long mountain range, but also for having the world’s second-highest waterfall. The Tugela Falls are located in the Royal National Park, which forms part of the Drakensberg Experience route. The route highlights all the recommended travel attractions and services within this magnificent area, which includes the Central and Northern Drakensberg and incorporates the towns and surrounding areas of Estcourt, Winterton, Bergville and Weenen.

At the foothills of the magnificent Central/Northern “Berg” is a farm-style country retreat set in 40 hectares of wooded countryside. Overlooking a picturesque English country garden with a dam and park-like surroundings, Sandford Park Country Hotel offers its guests a wide number of recreational facilities to enjoy in this stunning setting.

And not far from the hotel is a family-based company that has become one of South Africa’s great Adventure Centres. Four Rivers Adventures offers adventure enthusiasts a number of exciting activities to choose from, including quad biking, white river rafting and much more.

l Contact www.sandford.co.za, hodsonjon@gmail.com, www.fourriversadventures.co.za, www.openafrica.org/route/drakensberg-experience-route - Saturday Star