Okhahlamba is a popular tourist destination, known as the gateway to the Central and Northern Drakensberg, it attracts both local and international tourists. The Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa or uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears) is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site, making it a tourism Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
Home to the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, and the second highest falls in the world – The Tugela Falls. The Ezemvelo Royal Natal National Park is a renowned hiking area, rich in natural beauty. It offers hikes to suite all various needs, and has attractive picnic areas for families to enjoy spending time in nature.
Cultural Tourism is an ever increasing industry, and the Drakensberg has amassed a wealth of cultural heritage throughout the history of South Africa. The area offers cultural tourists the opportunity to explore bushman paintings, and the Mnweni Cultural Village. The Arts and Crafts industry compliments the cultural tourism industry. Tourists can explore Thandanani, which is a co-operative of local crafts people selling a variety of crafts that are typical of this area.
Tourists can indulge in serene fishing experiences, travel to local game reserves to catch glimpses of wildlife, or go bird watching. Tourists can also experience guided tours of Eskom`s Drakensberg Pumped Storage Scheme (Tuva) – free of charge. There is also a range of exciting activities in the area to provide an adrenalin fix to adventure enthusiasts.
Tourists have a wide array of accommodation choices to choose from, and these include: camp sites, 5 star hotels, B&B`s, bush lodges, resorts, spas as well as cultural stays in local Zulu villages.