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19 Jun, 2019

Summiting Mafadi, South Africa’s highest peak hike report.

By |2019-06-23T14:02:34+02:00Jun 19th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: , , , , |

Mafadi is South Africa's highest peak. Mafadi is South Africa's highest peak that almost every South African has never heard of.  I am continually amazed that so many of us are quick to spend a fortune climbing the highest peak in Africa for the sake of 'Kili' bragging rights on Instagram. There is a far cheaper, challenging, and rewarding opportunity on our doorstep!  Fortunately, me and a few like-minded souls gathered at Injisuthi camp [...]

31 May, 2019

Why I hiked the Drakensberg Grand Traverse

By |2019-06-30T18:56:44+02:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why I hiked the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. George Clooney placed his warm hand on the small of my back and guided me gently on to the gondola for our Venetian sunset ride. Suddenly, a loud bellow rang out, ‘kettle’s boiled!’ Wait, that can’t be right. Slowly, I opened one swollen eye to see a billowing orange canvas. Reality rushed in. I was in a freezing cold tent with an howling, angry wind outside, perched [...]

23 May, 2019

Drakensberg Grand Traverse Hike

By |2019-07-01T17:43:18+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Drakensberg Grand Traverse Hike. The Drakensberg grand traverse hike is certainly one of the best but also most challenging hikes in South Africa. We start at the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg and finish at Bushmans nek in the Southern Drakensberg. I do the Drakensberg grand traverse every May because the weather is generally the best. This year was no different. We had excellent weather with only one afternoon with rain that turned to [...]

31 Mar, 2019

The 3 highest Peaks In Southern Africa Hike Report

By |2019-07-02T08:20:27+02:00Mar 31st, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa. I must admit that I hadn't given much thought to sumitting the 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa. But then Stuart from the UK emailed me and asked "what were the chances of organizing this trip?" What a great idea. I hadn't gone to Emlembe in Swaziland/Eswatini the country is now called. Unfortunately I still haven't gone to Emlembe as my good friend Geoff of Pizzology fame [...]