Drakensberg Hiker Reviews

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  • 5 star review  Ian and his team are professional, well organised and plan great hikes according to our needs.

    thumb Grant Little
    6/24/2018

    5 star review  The ONLY way to see the Drakensberg up close! Ian’s experience and know-how is second to none and you couldn’t possibly hike the Berg with a more knowledgeable and entertaining guide.

    thumb Geoff Tennant
    5/03/2018

    5 star review  Just arrived back from a 5 day hike and hardly know where to begin. Awesome does not do the experience justice enough. The Drakensberghiker team were phenomenal - from start to finish. Thanks to Kim for heaving all the rucksacks on to the roof of the jeep as if they were full of feathers, picking up our "one left behind" and the spot on naming of our group - I take Tiddly Tarts to be a compliment!! Thanks to Robin for the transport and chat - I don't think your Merc will ever be the same again after that drive up to the Sentinel. Thanks to Geoff for that first Braii from heaven, the photos, the company, the chats, the whiskey, the snores, the GPS - can't wait for the video. Thanks to the INCREDIBLE porters, who were so professional and efficient. Seeing our campsite already set up in the distance each day was a Godsend, and to get up each morning, admire the sunrise, fill up with porridge or pancakes and just set off, without first dismantling tents, a real treat. Your help in getting us all off the mountain on that last day was incredible - patient and strong, all the way down, nipping down like mountain goats in your wellies, while we were mostly on our bottoms, inching cautiously from rock to rock! And then there was our leader, guide, chef and all-round entertainer, Ian. What a character - you couldn't make it up! Your love and knowledge of everything we saw - from peaks to plants to animals to shepherds to birds. There was no question you could not answer. Your respect for your team. Your cheery morning welcomes and endless cups of tea. Your culinary skills - producing 39 nourishing meals a day without a spot of bother. You coped incredibly well with us 11 women from all around the globe - no easy task, I'm sure. Thanks for opening up your heart and soul in our evening chats. Thanks for giving me this incredible experience. Thanks for helping me see what I am capable of, however tough it gets. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    thumb Rachel Geyer
    3/09/2018

    5 star review  Ian, the trip was nommer een ! Loved it ! Thanks again ! See you soon for the Sani Pass trip. J.S.

    thumb Jamal Sahib
    1/07/2018

    5 star review  We went to Mafadi (group of 9 people who did not know each other � �). We had a truly Happy time and Ian's great soul made the group to connect greatly regardless of the diversity in the group. We had a life changing experience. Our souls were transformed. Mafadi is not a child's play, Ian made it more fun and enjoyable to a point that I honestly would do this hike again with Ian. Quality of the tents provided was great, food was enjoyable (I would have liked more food since I am a fat bastard � � ), service was truly tailor-made to the group's overall ability. . . I Loved this hike! I honestly believe that Mafadi is a birthright of every South African with moderate - high levels of vitality and energy.

    thumb Nontuthuko Mgabhi
    12/22/2017

    5 star review  It was the most amazing experience of my life! Could not have had better guides thanks Ian and Jeff for the unforgettable experience.

    thumb Emma van Eck
    12/21/2017

    5 star review  Five star service in the wilderness !! Had an awesome hike to Mafadi under the leadership of Ian Schooter and Jeff . I felt safe and taken care off !

    thumb Rofhiwa Irene Singo
    12/20/2017

    5 star review  The only way to hike in the berg, all you have to do is hike as everything is taken care of. The best!!!

    thumb Roger Robert
    12/20/2017

    5 star review  awesome to follow!....very i formative.. nice foto of hikes.for people hoe enjoy mountains!!

    thumb Riana Knouwds
    9/30/2017

    5 star review  Amazing trip! I would recommend it anytime. Ian is a very professional, well organised guide who made our trip unforgettable! It was so nice we booked a second trip, through Botswana on 4x4, 6 months later. If you want to discover the beautiful Drakensberg mountains, you definitely should go on a trek with Ian!

    thumb Ka Tharina
    8/04/2017

    5 star review  Best!

    thumb Megan Carte Bedingham
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  Most amazing experience & brilliant guides & porters! Thanks to Ian & his team!

    thumb Lesley Carte
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  Best team of guides & porters to follow across the mountains!

    thumb Lindsay Carte Du Plessis
    4/23/2017

    5 star review  I signed up to do the 6 day mini traverse, along with three of my friends in late July. Although the unexpected snowfall altered our route entirely, this trip was so much more than I ever imagined. It was also worth so much more than the price we paid. Ian and Kim are a dynamite team. I loved how Ian came across so nonchalant and fun and goofy, yet you can tell he really plans the heck out of these trips and is prepared for anything that may happen. I also love that he didn't let the bad weather ruin the trip. He made a plan, and revised the plan as we went, always with a smile. Our group was particularly wild and fun and entertaining, so I can't promise everyone can re-create that, but no matter the group, this trip is a life changer. I cannot say enough good about Ian and Kim, the Drakensberg, and the whole experience. DO IT. I am definitely doing this again! Next time, the grand traverse for 14 days!!

    thumb Lisa Jane Lindhorst
    8/13/2016

    5 star review  Amazing views I have climbed the chain ladder 3 times, slept in the hut above the falls once.

    thumb Joan Jung
    5/26/2016

    5 star review  Just returned from an incredible 6 days in the Drakensberg with Ian and his team. The views were unbelievable, but what really made the trip special was Ian's obvious passion for the mountains. He is so knowledgable about the area and so willing to answer any questions you have, however daft they may seem! I'll never forget this last week, it's been such a special time in my life and I can't thank you all enough for sharing this wonderful experience with me.

    thumb Alison du Plessis
    2/08/2016

    5 star review  A fantastic 4 day hike with Ian and his guys. Loved every minute!

    thumb Emma Methven Woolston
    12/19/2015

    5 star review  The wild, remote parts of Lesotho become very accessible on a journey with Ian. Amazing time, 3 incredible days.

    thumb Matthew Fraser
    3/21/2015

    5 star review  We had an awesome 2-days-hike with Ian and Jeffrey. The hike was well organised, the equipment top. Ian knows a lot about the Drakensberg and shared his knowledge with us. It was stunning! Guys, thank you sooo much!

    thumb Annika Lipp
    12/11/2014

    5 star review  Awesome stuff

    thumb John Giffin
    11/14/2014
  • 5 star review  Incredible adventure! Professional, experienced guide and... very friendly!!! Even when weather was not so good, I enjoyed hike and will be back- definitely! No regrets! Only amazing memories... Thank You Ian!!! xxx

    thumb Asia Knight
    10/24/2014

    5 star review  Great choice if your planning an adventure in South Africa's Drakensberg mountains. The price is also very reasonable and the team very experienced.

    thumb Nathan Robert Holderhead
    6/14/2014

    5 star review  Excellent outfit and highly recommended for Drakensberg trips.

    thumb Grant Melville
    4/22/2014

    5 star review  Ian, the trip was nommer een ! Loved it ! Thanks again ! See you soon for the Sani Pass trip. J.S.

    thumb Jamal Sahib
    1/07/2018

    5 star review  We went to Mafadi (group of 9 people who did not know each other � �). We had a truly Happy time and Ian's great soul made the group to connect greatly regardless of the diversity in the group. We had a life changing experience. Our souls were transformed. Mafadi is not a child's play, Ian made it more fun and enjoyable to a point that I honestly would do this hike again with Ian. Quality of the tents provided was great, food was enjoyable (I would have liked more food since I am a fat bastard � � ), service was truly tailor-made to the group's overall ability. . . I Loved this hike! I honestly believe that Mafadi is a birthright of every South African with moderate - high levels of vitality and energy.

    thumb Nontuthuko Mgabhi
    12/22/2017

    5 star review  It was the most amazing experience of my life! Could not have had better guides thanks Ian and Jeff for the unforgettable experience.

    thumb Emma van Eck
    12/21/2017

    5 star review  Five star service in the wilderness !! Had an awesome hike to Mafadi under the leadership of Ian Schooter and Jeff . I felt safe and taken care off !

    thumb Rofhiwa Irene Singo
    12/20/2017

    5 star review  The only way to hike in the berg, all you have to do is hike as everything is taken care of. The best!!!

    thumb Roger Robert
    12/20/2017

    5 star review  awesome to follow!....very i formative.. nice foto of hikes.for people hoe enjoy mountains!!

    thumb Riana Knouwds
    9/30/2017

    5 star review  Amazing trip! I would recommend it anytime. Ian is a very professional, well organised guide who made our trip unforgettable! It was so nice we booked a second trip, through Botswana on 4x4, 6 months later. If you want to discover the beautiful Drakensberg mountains, you definitely should go on a trek with Ian!

    thumb Ka Tharina
    8/04/2017

    5 star review  Best!

    thumb Megan Carte Bedingham
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  Most amazing experience & brilliant guides & porters! Thanks to Ian & his team!

    thumb Lesley Carte
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  Best team of guides & porters to follow across the mountains!

    thumb Lindsay Carte Du Plessis
    4/23/2017

    5 star review  I signed up to do the 6 day mini traverse, along with three of my friends in late July. Although the unexpected snowfall altered our route entirely, this trip was so much more than I ever imagined. It was also worth so much more than the price we paid. Ian and Kim are a dynamite team. I loved how Ian came across so nonchalant and fun and goofy, yet you can tell he really plans the heck out of these trips and is prepared for anything that may happen. I also love that he didn't let the bad weather ruin the trip. He made a plan, and revised the plan as we went, always with a smile. Our group was particularly wild and fun and entertaining, so I can't promise everyone can re-create that, but no matter the group, this trip is a life changer. I cannot say enough good about Ian and Kim, the Drakensberg, and the whole experience. DO IT. I am definitely doing this again! Next time, the grand traverse for 14 days!!

    thumb Lisa Jane Lindhorst
    8/13/2016

    5 star review  Amazing views I have climbed the chain ladder 3 times, slept in the hut above the falls once.

    thumb Joan Jung
    5/26/2016

    5 star review  Just returned from an incredible 6 days in the Drakensberg with Ian and his team. The views were unbelievable, but what really made the trip special was Ian's obvious passion for the mountains. He is so knowledgable about the area and so willing to answer any questions you have, however daft they may seem! I'll never forget this last week, it's been such a special time in my life and I can't thank you all enough for sharing this wonderful experience with me.

    thumb Alison du Plessis
    2/08/2016

    5 star review  A fantastic 4 day hike with Ian and his guys. Loved every minute!

    thumb Emma Methven Woolston
    12/19/2015

    5 star review  The wild, remote parts of Lesotho become very accessible on a journey with Ian. Amazing time, 3 incredible days.

    thumb Matthew Fraser
    3/21/2015

    5 star review  We had an awesome 2-days-hike with Ian and Jeffrey. The hike was well organised, the equipment top. Ian knows a lot about the Drakensberg and shared his knowledge with us. It was stunning! Guys, thank you sooo much!

    thumb Annika Lipp
    12/11/2014

    5 star review  Awesome stuff

    thumb John Giffin
    11/14/2014
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