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KwaZulu Fam - The Drakensberg Mountains

19th July 2017 - 4:30pm

The zip liners

The zip liners

The Drakensberg mountain range, known to the Zulus as the Barrier of Spears, is an imposing wall of rock that rises to 3,000m, is situated in an UNESCO World Heritage site and is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts as it offers numerous pursuits such as white water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, horse riding, mountain bike trails and fishing.   We stayed one night in the Cathedral Peak Hotel with stunning views of the famous Cathedral Peak and Bell mountains where we had a briefing from the local municipality tourism representatives.   During our time in the area we had a quad bike ride and experienced a forest canopy tour as we zip lined along a series of steel cables between platforms perched in trees and on cliff faces high up the mountains where we got a unique bird’s eye view of the forest world around and beneath us.    Certainly not for the fainthearted but we survived and all thoroughly enjoyed the adventure.

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The zip liners
The Drakensberg Mountain range
The quad bikers Lindsey Ingham (Carrier Travel UK), Pauline Westgate (Travel Counsellors UK), June Smith (Barrhead Travel UK), Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) and Gordon Manning (Irish Sun)
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Cathedral Peak Hotel
The zip liners Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz), Debbie Marshall (Guide), Gordon Manning (Irish Sun), Jenny Robertson (Flight Centre UK), Pauline Westgate (Travel Counsellors UK), Sizakle Cele (TKZN) Lindsey Ingham (Carrier Travel UK) and Siza Sibande (Okhahlamba Municipality)
Fun ahead!
Zipliner Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Reggie Sithole (Region Coordinator) and Sizakele Cele (both Tourism KwaZulu-Natal)

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