Walks in the Drakensberg

  • The uKhahlamba Drakensberg

    In 2000 the uKhahlamba-Drakensbeerg Park was declared a World Heritage Site on account of its outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance

    The Drakensberg range is characterised by basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone cliffs and steep sided forested river valleys as well as a diversity of habitat protecting endemic and threatened species of plants and animals.

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    What is Slackpacking?

    Simply put, slackpacking is hiking without the schlep.

    Slackpacking trails are usually multi-day point to point trails which allow the hiker to travel light carrying only what is needed for the day eg water, lunch, camera and waterproofs etc. Everything else for your overnight comfort is transported by the trail operator who also arranges your accommodation for that night.

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  • The legendary Rolands Cave - Central Drakensberg
  • Beautiful Wild Flowers in the Drakensberg
  • Hiking on the roof of Africa - Northern Drakensberg Amphitheatre
  • Cattle gazing in the Mweni area
  • Colourful tents - overnighting on the top of the escarpment, Eastern Butrress in the background
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River
  • Hikers following the Mweni River

FEATURE HIKES

 

  • Giants Cup Slackpacker


    Walk light in the foothills of the Southern Berg, with time to smell the wild flowers and take some refreshing dips in a mountain stream along the way. Each night you'll be transferred to a farmstay or chalet, where a bottle of wine can be enjoyed in front of the fire.


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  • Amphitheatre Heritage Hike


    Summit the 'Roof of Africa' on this 3 day trail, which will take you to the top of the Amphitheatre and the second highest falls in Africa, the Tugela Falls. Previously only attainable by sleeping in tents or caves enroute, you can do it with considerably more comfort.


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  • Maluti Community Trail


    Embark on a path of rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. This 5 day guided & and catered trail traverses the mountainous foothills of the southern Maluti's. Overnight in hiking cabins; comfortably looked after by your friendly community hosts.


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