Drakensberg - Hiking

In the eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, along a lengthy volcanic spine of escarpment lies a magical place that has drawn hikers to its peaks and crevices for generations. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a playground for hikers. The Amphitheatre trail gets you to the top, while the Giants Cup is a more gentle hike through the foothills. Whatever your level of fitness and enthusiasm for the great outdoors, there is a hike in the ‘Berg’ for you!

March to May is the best time for…

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Hiking in Drakensberg
Hiking in Drakensberg

In the eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, along a lengthy volcanic spine of escarpment lies a magical place that has drawn hikers to its peaks and crevices for generations. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a playground for hikers. The Amphitheatre trail gets you to the top, while the Giants Cup is a more gentle hike through the foothills. Whatever your level of fitness and enthusiasm for the great outdoors, there is a hike in the ‘Berg’ for you!

March to May is the best time for overnight hiking using caves and tents. The rest of the year you can opt for day hikes or slackpacking options.

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Howick | Hiking - Active Escapes - Hiking

Active Escapes offers bespoke adventures and activity-based holidays. Hiking / slackpacking, mountain biking, trail running, horse riding, white-water rafting and canoe safaris – we offer a wide array of tours along the Transkei Wild Coast, KZN Midlands, Drakensberg and Kosi Bay. Whether you are looking for singletrack thrills, a hike with ‘comforts’ or a tranquil retreat to the we’ll a......
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Howick | Hiking - Giants Castle Slackpacking Trail

Giants Castle Slackpacking Trail, Drakensberg. Take a 3-night, luxury trail, through the foothills of Giants Castle and Zulu Waters Private Game Reserve. Accommodation is in lodges. Luggage is transported and the trail is fully catered. Day 1: Antbear Lodge is all about sustainability — you will even find homemade cheese. The trail starts heading up to the top of the mountain, with views the......
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