Why do we Hike?
Hiking in the Drakensberg 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 about 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 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. Check out our information on hiking gear here.
Where will we be Hiking?
All the areas we will be hiking in are in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site. The whole area falls under the control of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Department, the official custodians of the Nature Reserves in Kwa Zulu-Natal.
Please note that any hiking venue and route can be customised to suit the fitness level and the time available to you the client. Contact me and we can discuss options available.
Some of the Hikes on offer
Caracal Cave – 2 days and 1 night
Aasvoel Krantz Cave – 2 days and 1 night
Tugela Falls – 2 days and 1 night
Mnweni Pass to Rockeries Pass – 4 days and 3 nights
Organ Pipes Pass to Tseketseke Pass – 4 days and 3 nights
Northern Berg Traverse – 6 days and 5 nights
When is the best times to go hiking?
Anytime is a good time to go hiking – remember summers are usually hot and wet and winters cold and dry.
The best time to hike is April, May and September, October.
Flower time is October and November.