The nearest town with a full range of services is Bergville, which is 50km (31 miles) away. Please allow enough time for getting to Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg, as certain roads may not be in the best condition and vehicles may have to drive slower than expected.
There are two routes from the north, depending on the weather conditions. The first one requires you to turn off the N3 at Harrismith and take the N5 to Kestell. Two kilometres down the road, turn left onto the R74 to Qwa Qwa and follow the signs to Bergville, going over the Olivier’s Hoek Pass. Turn right into Royal Natal National Park at the bottom of the pass, at the area tourism sign. This route is considerably shorter than the following more conventional route, and saves an additional toll fee.
The alternative route is to turn off the N3 just past Ladysmith onto the N11 and proceed to Bergville. This KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve in South Africa is well signposted from here.
Guests travelling from the south need to turn off the N3 at the Winterton/Berg Resorts off-ramp and proceed to Bergville until they reach Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Drive through the gate and keep going until you see the registration/start/finish on your right.