The Drakensberg experiences hot summer days and refreshingly cool evenings. However its winters are can be quite cold, sometimes with heavy snowfalls on the Drakensberg Mountains.
The following table provides the maximum and minimum temperatures in centigrade and average rainfall figures for the Royal Natal section of the Drakensberg
There are eleven official languages in South Africa. In the Dragensberg English, Afrikaans and Zulu are widely spoken
We accept the following international credit cards i.e. American Express,VISA, Diners Club, Mastercard.
The currency in South Africa is the Rand. Bank notes currently available are R200, R100, R50, R10 and coins of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, and 1c. There are 100c in R1.
14% tax is charged on most purchased goods and services. However, foreign tourists are able to reclaim this money on their departure from the country provided that the goods purchased exceed R250. Ask for more information at the airport on arrival.
Ladysmith Provincial Hospital (036) 637-2111
Important Telephone Numbers
Mountain Rescue Service: (031) 3077744
Or Contact the Search and Rescue Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Section, directly on 082 990 5877.
Durban International Airport:
Durban Airport is situated approximately three hours’ drive away from The Nest. It handles international flights as well as domestic flights to and from all major centres throughout South Africa.
OR Thambo International Airport (Johannesburg):
OR Thambo International Airport is situated in Johannesburg, approximately four hours’ drive away from The Nest. It handles international flights as well as domestic flights to and from all major centres throughout South Africa.
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