Mahai Campsite – Royal Natal Park

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Mahai Campsite – Royal Natal Park

It’s very easy to see why Mahai Campsite is so popular.

The most obvious reason is its situation right against the mountains of the Northern Drakensburg and its proximity to a well known feature of the area, the Ampitheatre. Second, it’s a great campsite by any standards – facilities are top notch, it’s child-friendly and the almost fully grassed campsite is surrounded by tall tress 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 | 2019-03-08T13:30:17+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Accommodation, Camping, Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal|2 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.

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