Guided Hiking in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - Kosi Bay.
If you’re looking to do a guided hike in KwaZulu-Natal, then it is fitting to first consider the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This UNESCO world heritage site protects a huge natural area of diversity, exceptional scenery and significant rock art. It is also the home of South Africa’s highest peak- Mafadi- at 3450m. Guided hiking operators offer easier on-trail walks in the velvety green foothills and lower slopes for those who prefer gentle ambling. Also offered, for seasoned hikers, are hard-core multi day hikes up to the highest peaks of this great basalt wall.
For an equally magical but completely different guided hiking experience, Kosi Bay on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast is also a premier destination for on-foot adventures. This ecologically important estuarine lake system encompasses unusual environments like coastal dune forests and intertwined lakes and its sweeping beaches are the breeding ground for loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Between the giant Drakensberg and the sub-tropical coast, lies the aptly named Midlands. Gentle, grassy green and pretty and slashed by the courses of countless rivers and streams it is another ideal region for hiking.