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Summer Birding in the Drakensberg

Birds of a feather flock together…especially when summer sets in in the Drakensberg. If you’re an avid birder, now is a better time than ever to plan a birding holiday at Oaklands. A Birding Paradise There’s no need to gallivant through the KwaZulu-Natal countryside on a wild goose chase to tick off your feathered checklist […]

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Proposed N3 Highway’s Effect on the Wetlands

In case you haven’t heard the news – the Drakensberg wetlands are under threat. This comes with a R1 billion plan to reroute the N3 highway from Van Reenen to De Beer’s Pass. Grand Plans for the N3 Highway SANRAL has earmarked the rerouting of the N3 highway through the life-giving marsh with the hopes […]

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Birdwatching: the Perfect Family Activity

With over 240,000 hectare of wilderness lying at its feet, the Drakensberg offers a birdwatching experience that is hard to beat. Birdlife in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg is home to a host of natural terrains – sprawling wetlands, vast forests, rolling valleys, steep cliffs… By default, it’s also home to a wide variety of indigenous […]