Alex Nail captures the majestic beauty of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg – the Barrier of Spears.
Pass name: Xeni Pass Region: Didima Nature Reserve, Northern KZN Drakensberg Distance from the parking to the top: 15km Difficulty: Extreme (8)* Scenery: Exceptional! Route type: ROCK Risks: Difficult scrambling, exposed in places, no trail […]
For many years Didima Nature Reserve has been my personal favourite region of the Drakensberg. With the Cathedral Peak ridge, the Column and the Pyramid, the Organ Pipes and the Didima Cutback – it is […]
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 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 […]
“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 […]