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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 ...

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