Royal Natal National Park LinksDrakensberg Tourism - A large selection of accommodation in the Drakensberg
In 1836, the French missionaries Arbousset and Daumas named the largest of these domes Mont-aux-Sources - a literal description of this source of five rivers. Of these, the Tugela plummets 948m in five clear leaps, making it the world's second highest waterfall. The Tugela Falls in the upper reaches of Royal Natal National Park occasionally freeze in winter to create dazzling columns of ice. And just to confound weather experts the Royal Natal National Park a White Christmas in the middle of our sub-tropical summer! Royal Natal is ideal for hiking, with a superb network of graded walks catering for all levels of fitness and agility. And while the summit of Mont-aux-Sources can be reached by walking from the summit plateau and scaling a 100-rung chain ladder, if this seems like child's play you're always invited to join the annual Mont-aux- Sources Challenge, when men and women of iron turn the mountain into a cross-country steeple-chase of epic proportions. A serious Royal Natal National Park event.
The park is also accessible from Harrismith (72km) via the Oliviershoek Pass. From Harrismith take the Bethlehem Road for 6km, and turn onto the Witsieshoek/QwaQwa road. Follow the signs to Oliviershoek Pass, Royal Natal National Park and Bergville. The road is tarred all the way.
There are lots of B&B / Guest Houses in the area. The most stunning is the Self Catering Natal Parks board Camp Tendele.