The 100km Magalies Biosphere Woman’s Walk was the brainchild of Alna Van Der Walt (RATA NPC Director) who has experience with the Spanish Camino de Santiago and Lighthouse to Lighthouse 100km walk between Hermanus and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Girls just wanna have fun” on the Drakensberg Northern Traverse. Video by Geoff Tennant.
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 […]