Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Established on 11 June 2001 by linking the Sehlabathebe National Park in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, this is one park you cannot miss. It is home to a massive amount of endangered species, protected plants and a beautiful natural surrounding.

 

Birding

 

This is a prime spot for birders from all over to come and experience the more than 350 species that call this park home. The magnificent mountains and steep grassy cliffs provide a sanctuary for all these beautiful birds. Guides to the reserve can help you track and locate the species you are most interested in to avoid disappointment. Some of the favorite endangered species here includes the Bearded Vulture, the Wattled Crane, the Cape Griffin and the Cape Vulture.

 

Fly-Fishing

 

The Maloti-Drakensberg Park is the perfect place to go test out your Fly-Fishing skills. They boast with hoards of undiscovered spots and some of the best Yellowfish to be caught. The Yellowfish is this area is a favorite amongst freshwater fisherman coming to the country as they are strong and put up a decent fight. If you are a skilled and experienced Fly-Fisherman you are very likely to hook a decent size largemouth Yellowfish. Rainbow and Brown Trout are in abundance. The best time to go Fly-Fishing is in the winter, if the rivers are not too strong.

 

Hiking

 

There are more than enough hiking trails that span across the majority of the park and crisscross each other for those hiking enthusiasts. There are guided walk also available which include local food, guides and accommodation. This is an excellent option as it also supports local communities and ensures you see the absolute best wildlife on your walks.

 

Visit this parks for the best of all the wildlife experiences you can have.

 

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