Champagne castle circuit hike

So if you would like us to help you organize your South African & Lesotho wilderness trail, trek or hiking experience please use our handy contact form to tell us more about what you’re interested in and we will get back to you with the best hiking holiday options available in South Africa!


The Drakensberg is not just a world heritage site but a wonder of nature, a treasure house waiting to be explored.

South Africa and especially KwaZulu-Natal, provide some of the best adventure, camping, trekking, wildlife viewing and hiking holiday opportunities in Southern Africa. As a result Drakensberg Hiker can facilitate your South African guided Drakensberg hikes and adventure holiday.

Sentinal to Cathedral peak
Guided Drakensberg hikes in South Africa and Lesotho

Guided  Drakensberg Hikes in the mountains of South Africa and Lesotho;

Join us for a combination of guided hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains, of South Africa:  trekking, backpacking, slack-packing, bird-watching, white-water rafting, and 1 to 4 day Overland Tours of Lesotho, including the famous Sani Pass.

Drakensberg Hiker is the home page of Ian Shooter, who will take you on a once in a lifetime guided hike, tailor made to suit your requirements. We specialize in offering the best hiking that the Drakensberg mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Lesotho have to offer.

We have a list of available hikes for you to consider on our Popular Hikes Page plus a list of all the upcoming planned hikes on our Scheduled Hikes Page.

Ian Shooter is registered with the South African Mountaineering Development & Training Trust as an Advanced Mountain Leader. Hence he can take you on a guided hike in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, an internationally acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also our sister company, Southern Africa Overland, can also arrange a 4×4 overland tour of Southern Africa for you. Including Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho so if you are interested in exploring more of this beautiful continent … please let us know if you would like to combine a 4×4 Overland Tour with your South African Hiking Adventure Holiday!

While in the Drakensberg maybe climb some the highest peaks in Southern Africa, including Thabana-Ntlenyana, 3,482 meters; Mafadi, 3,450 meters; Champagne Castle, 3,377 meters; Cathedral peak, 3005 meters and Giant’s Castle, 3,315 meters?

We’d like to share South Africa with you, so invite you to add on to your hike in the Drakensberg with a wilderness trail or a 4×4 overland tour up Sani Pass; the only road access to Lesotho from KwaZulu-Natal and around the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

Drakensberg Hiker will arrange your guided Drakensberg hikes partially or fully portered and catered in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

So no more getting to the end of a hard day’s hiking and having to cook a meal in your tiny tent. Rather relax in our large “mess tent” with your fellow hikers and enjoy a meal cooked for you prior to turning in for a good night’s sleep!

Furthermore you can also consider rounding off your hike with a tour our beautiful province, including Anglo British, Boer and Zulu battlefields or a tour of Lesotho. Please have a  look at our 4×4 Tours of Lesotho and up Sani Pass on to see what else we offer!

Northern Drakensberg traverse