I have very strong memories of the Drakensberg when I was younger. We once went on a camping trip with some family friends and a few times drove nearby just to get a glimpse of the snow on the mountains. It is dramatic and stunning. On my recent trip back to Durban the one thing I really wanted to do was go back to the Drakensberg. I planned a trip with two close friends for a couple of days. We stayed in a chalet in the Northern Drakensberg right up in the mountains. I had the most incredible few days... we arrived when it was getting dark and woke up to sunrise and baboons. We hiked in the heat and took a dip in the icy water to cool down, stared at the most stars and biggest sky I have ever seen. We saw bushman paintings, loads of birds and wildlife. We braaied, chilled, talked, laughed and cried. I hadn't seen these two friends properly for about 10 years and could not have imagined a better weekend away or special time to catch up with old friends!