Hiking in the Drakensberg or just the Berg, is very different to many other hiking venues as here YOU are very alone, you may not even see another person for days.
It is all about solitude and wide open spaces, where you can free yourself from the rush of everyday life, and take time to reflect and ponder what life is really about. Take the time to explore and find rest for your soul.
Due to the remoteness of the area, you have to carry ALL your own sleeping gear, clothing and food, including cooking equipment. Remember no open fires are allowed, only gas or liquid fuel stoves are allowed for cooking.
A good quality sleeping bag, sleeping mattress and tents need to be taken along as huts and caves are not always available and you might need to camp on a suitable flat spot close to water.
As the weather can change very suddenly, you need to carry a full range of hiking gear suitable for any type of weather at any time of the year. It is not unusual to all four seasons in one day.
Paths are not always marked and disappear easily in the vegetation, so good map reading skills is needed if you are going on your own. Hikers are not encouraged to hike on their own due to the remoteness of the area and the real risk of getting lost.