Chillin’ at Mahai in the Royal Natal Park with close friends

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Chillin’ at Mahai in the Royal Natal Park with close friends

There is something to say about sharing good food and endless memories with good friends which you have not seen in a long time!

So the time eventually arrived that our families could all get together. Since our kid had grown up and had lives of their own, it was difficult to try and co-ordinate that we all could get together and unfortunately there were a few that could not make this epic camping trip. Trying to organise this weekend made me realise how busy our lives really are and sometimes our daily obligations simply get in the way of having some fun.

Is this our destiny? Are merely puppets of the matrix?

Anyway, lets get on with it……

Our destination for the weekend is Mahai Campsite in the Northern Drakensberg. A pretty central location for both the Durban and Jozi campers!

Mahai campsite is situated right against the mountains of the Northern Drakensburg, specifically the well known Ampitheatre. The campsite is really great by any standards. The facilities are top notch and clean.  It’s child-friendly, sporting a huge area for children or adults to kick a ball around.  The grassed campsite is surrounded by tall trees and bordered on one side by a mountain stream. The result is a well-run and maintained campsite in an exquisite area that offers the more adventurous plenty to do. That’s the third highlight – if you are outdoorsy person and love hiking or mountain biking, you’re in the right place. For most people, the campsite offers the right balance of nature and comfort and it’s exceptionally peaceful.

We only have one reservation. Because there are so many demarcated campsites situated fairly close together, when the campsite is full, privacy will be compromised and you will be very close to your neighbours. But if you can look past that, this is a splendid place to come camping that you’ll undoubtedly have you coming back for more.

If you need power, in our opinion campsites 1- 14 are best. They’re a little further from all the ablution blocks, feel slightly more private, are located right next to the river and have a massive open field in front of them (perfect for cricket games). If you don’t need power, we have taken a liking to the newer sites at the far back corner of the campsite. Not only are they the last to fill up, they have views of the magnificent landscape you have undoubtedly come to see.


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Nearest Town: Harrismith (69km)
GPS Coordinates: -28.688254, 28.947515
By | 2019-08-24T05:00:06+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Accommodation, Camping, Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal|3 Comments

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  1. Rob Hogg March 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Hey Deon. Absolutely awesome place. Will go there again and again.

    • admin June 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Hey Rob. Yes absolutely agree.

  2. Michael Alle August 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    nearest Town Bergville about 50km away

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