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Northern Ukhahlamba

The Eastern Cape DrakensbergThe southern end of the Drakensberg Mountain Range is situated in the Eastern Cape at its border with Lesotho. The area is also known as the Eastern Cape Highlands or Northern Ukhahlamba – the Xhosa word for ‘Barrier of Spears’. The Eastern Cape Drakensberg is an unspoiled, mountainous area, with a very low population. Snow falls every year, with the melt off feeding clear, sparkling headwaters that rush down from the mountains, forming pristine rivers. These are ideal for fly fishing, cen...

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Perfect Timing Perfect Timing

This was going to be one of my fly fishing trips to the Eastern Cape Highlands, near Rhodes, where I was going to get the right ..

Woodcliffe cave trails - The ultimate eco experience Woodcliffe cave trails - The ultimate eco experience

On the slopes of the southern Drakensberg near Maclear, where the valleys and waterways cut and gouge their way to the sea, is ...

Tiffindell Ski Resort will be up and running again in 2013 Tiffindell Ski Resort will be up and running again in 2013

The unique Tiffindell Ski Resort in Eastern Cape Drakensburg closed down in 2011 but is re-opening in 2013 under new ownership...

JAK Strydom Nature Reserve, Aliwal North JAK Strydom Nature Reserve, Aliwal North

The private JAK Strydom Nature Reserve is malaria-free and offers 1000 hectares of indigenous beauty. Close to Aliwal North ...

Hikes in the Lady Grey and Barkly East Mountains Hikes in the Lady Grey and Barkly East Mountains

Hike the Eastern Cape Highland's splendid trails in some of the most breath-taking scenery in the country.

Fly Fishing in the Eastern Cape Highlands Fly Fishing in the Eastern Cape Highlands

The Eastern Cape Highlands is one of South Africa’s favourite fly fishing destinations and is world famous for an outstanding ...

Kraai River Pass from Barkly East to New England or Wartrail Kraai River Pass from Barkly East to New England or Wartrail

The Kraai River Pass is a favourite spot for river rafting and birding and also a good place to witness the yellowfish run ...

Bastervoetpad Pass from Barkly East to Ugie Bastervoetpad Pass from Barkly East to Ugie

If you’re looking for some wild adventure in a remote area, this little-used 4×4 route between the top of Barkly Pass and Ugie ...

Barkly Pass – Elliot to Barkly East, Eastern Cape Barkly Pass – Elliot to Barkly East, Eastern Cape

The Barkly Pass is the only tarred pass in the area and the sand­stone buttresses and rock formations are magnificent.

Otto Du Plessis Pass, Clifford to Ida Eastern Cape Highlands Otto Du Plessis Pass, Clifford to Ida Eastern Cape Highlands

The Otto du Plessis pass offers gorgeous views, sandstone gorges, forests, farmlands and rivers in a breath-taking mountain ...

Joubert’s Pass – Lady Grey to Barkly East via the Witteberg Joubert’s Pass – Lady Grey to Barkly East via the Witteberg

The third highest pass in South Africa, scenic Joubert’s Pass crosses over the Witteberg Mountains between Lady Grey and ...

Lundean's Nek Pass Lundean's Nek Pass

Lundean’s Nek Pass takes your from Wartrail to the Telebridge Border Post with Lesotho. Wartrail is a mountain farming community

 Carlisleshoek Pass & Volunteershoek Pass Carlisleshoek Pass & Volunteershoek Pass

The Carlisleshoek and Volunteershoek Passes in the Eastern Cape Highlands take you to beautiful vistas overlooking Lesotho ...

Naude's Nek Pass, Eastern Cape Highlands Naude's Nek Pass, Eastern Cape Highlands

Naudes’ Nek Pass is a long, slow scenic drive on twisting gravel roads, either from Maclear on the R396 or Mount Fletcher ...

Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park

The beautiful 22 000 ha Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park is situated east of the town of Bethulie on the Gariep Dam

See San Rock Art - Rhodes area, Eastern Cape Highlands See San Rock Art - Rhodes area, Eastern Cape Highlands

The Rhodes area of the Southern Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands, is famous for some of the best rock art sites in South Africa

Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey

Known for its breathtaking beauty, mountain-biking trails and activity offerings, Lammergeier is a destination for a week at least

Linecasters Trout Fishing in Rhodes, Eastern Cape Highlands Linecasters Trout Fishing in Rhodes, Eastern Cape Highlands

The area around Rhodes is a fly-fishing paradise. Based in Rhodes, Linecasters guides offer unforgettable mountain fishing trips

Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route

Self Drive Route 4 is a scenic route through quaint country towns from Johannesburg to the Garden Route via Golden Gate and Addo..