Conventional wisdom holds that the best time to hike in the Drakensberg is in spring or autumn – sufficiently long days, mild weather, the bright greens of spring (or alternatively the deep yet fading greens […]
The guys from Hiking Astronauts beautifully capture the Northern Drakensberg – scenic views on huge mountains above the clouds.
The Drakensberg Grand Traverse is a well-established route in which the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Escarpment is traversed, usually between Sentinel Car Park and the Bushman’s Nek Border Post. This route is usually done in 10 to […]
A couple of friends hike up to the highest point in South Africa, Mafadi.
Pass name: Organ Pipes Pass (Thuthumi Ridge Approach) Region: Didima Region, Northern KZN Drakensberg Distance from the parking to the top: 15km Difficulty: Extreme (3)* Scenery: Exceptional! Route type: Very clear trail, starts on a […]
Technical and high-altitude rescues are carried out under a joint protocol between the Mountain Club, KZN Wildlife, and the provincial Health Department. The Mountain Club forms the backbone of all technical rescues. Most rescues are […]
Drakensberg Hiker took a group of ladies on the Northern Traverse in the Drakensberg.
Pass name: Cockade Pass Region: Cathedral Peak, Northern Drakensberg Distance: Approximately 30km / 3 days Difficulty: Difficult Scenery: 4/5 Route type: Technical wilderness hike – part walking trail, part scrambling Introduction Cockade Pass is a […]
Pass name: Pins Pass Region: Mnweni, Norther KZN Drakensberg Distance from the parking to the top: 22km Difficulty: Extreme (10)* Scenery: Spectacular! Route type: No trail, a bit of boulder hopping Risks: While there is nothing […]