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The Tugela Falls, one of the Drakensburg iconic landmarks has officially gained international status as the world’s tallest waterfall towering above the previous record-holder, Venezuela’s Angel Falls after they were re-measured by experts recently. The combined total drop of the Tugela’s five distinct free-leaping falls is officially 948 m (3,110 ft).
If you want to add the Tugela Falls to your DUrbanTV #GO LOCAL bucket list then check out these unique places to stay whilst you’re in the area…
Overnight in a luxury cave at AntBear Lodge.
Antbear Lodge is an experience in sustainable tourism, but what really sets it apart is the accommodation in a luxury cave, built under a rock. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is a luxury eco experience. The cave is cozy and comfortable with features like a Jacuzzi spa bath and a fireplace and even rock art on its walls.
Sustainability and responsible tourism are a huge part of the ethos of our lodge and they subscribe as much as possible to the farm to plate concept. Antbear Lodge cooks all their meals from scratch and have their own organic vegetable garden. They have their own chickens for eggs, cows for milk and bake their own bread and even make our own cheese.
If you want a down-on-the-farm adventure escape the crowds and head to Ardmore Guest Farm
Ardmore is a 150 ha organic timber farm situated in the Champagne Valley in the picturesque Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. Stay in an individual mountain facing cottage ( 2 or 3 bedrooms) , bungalow (rondavel), or one of their garden-facing studio rooms. All units have en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi spa baths and wood fireplaces. Dine in the restaurant to enjoy your Bed and Breakfast, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Or relish the simple lifestyle in the Self Catering options.
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