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Double Crossing the Dragon

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 […]


There & Back Safely

In 2014, Cape Nature released There & Back Safely – a hiker safety booklet about hiking protocol, etiquette, technique, personal safety, responsibilities and emergency procedures. It is as applicable now as it was then. All […]

5-Day Hikes

The Oystercatcher Trail

The Oystercatcher Trail, named after the vulnerable African Black Oystercatcher that is prevalent along the route, is a five-day guided hike along the southern east coast of South Africa, starting in Mossel Bay and ending […]

Drakensberg Passes

Drakensberg Passes | Cockade Pass

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 […]