Best Family Friendly Hikes in The Drakensberg with Drakensberg Hiker

We have carefully looked at the endless number of fantastic hikes that we could take you on in the Drakensberg, and narrowed it down to our list of our favorite and Best Hikes In The Drakensberg.

For your convenience we put our quick overnight and family friendly hikes on this page, but you can also jump directly to the list of all our Drakensberg Hikes by clicking here.

The hikes below are the best hikes in the Drakensberg that we do, but remember you can always contact us and ask us to arrange any other Drakensberg Hike you would like to do!

Easy Family Friendly Drakensberg Hikes

Assvoelkrans Drakensberg Cave Hike (2 Days)

Assvoelkrans Drakensberg Cave. The Assvoelkrans Drakensberg cave hike is perfect to get out in the mountains and best of all it has a lovely waterfall flowing over the front. It is lovely and big with quite a few "rooms" and can easily fit 30 people. Don't worry though because I only take 12 guests. We [...]

Bannerman Hut Giant’s Castle Hike (2 Days)

Bannerman Hut 2 Day Hike at Giant's Castle The Bannerman Hut 2 day hike at Giant's Castle is a great hike to do for families or people just wanting to get away into nature. We start the 2-day hike at the Giant's castle office. After signing the mountain register we head out into the mountains. [...]

Giant’s Cup Trail Hike (2-Days)

Giant's Cup Trail Hike (2 Days)Family Friendly Drakensberg Hikes! The Giant's Cup Trail 2 day Hike The Giant's Cup Trail 2 day hike is an easy saunter in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. We start at the Sani Pass Backpackers and walk to Pholela hut at Cobham. Because we'll be doing the 2-day [...]

Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days)

Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days) Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days)Family Friendly Hikes! The Pillar Cave Hike is probably one of the nicest and easiest hikes in the Drakensberg, only 2 days! Our Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is a wonderful introduction to hiking in the Drakensberg. This is an ideal [...]

Overnight Drakensberg Hikes

Assvoelkrans Drakensberg Cave Hike (2 Days)

Assvoelkrans Drakensberg Cave. The Assvoelkrans Drakensberg cave hike is perfect to get out in the mountains and best of all it has a lovely waterfall flowing over the front. It is lovely and big with quite a few "rooms" and can easily fit 30 people. Don't worry though because I only take 12 guests. We [...]

Bannerman Hut Giant’s Castle Hike (2 Days)

Bannerman Hut 2 Day Hike at Giant's Castle The Bannerman Hut 2 day hike at Giant's Castle is a great hike to do for families or people just wanting to get away into nature. We start the 2-day hike at the Giant's castle office. After signing the mountain register we head out into the mountains. [...]

Drakensberg Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls Hike (2 Days)

Drakensberg Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls 2 Day Hike The Drakensberg Amphitheatre and Tugela falls 2 day hike is perfect to do as a getaway from the city. Or a group outing with a difference with your friends. Or even to get the kids out and about. For nature lovers, it is a fantastic opportunity to get to the [...]

Giant’s Cup Trail Hike (2-Days)

Giant's Cup Trail Hike (2 Days)Family Friendly Drakensberg Hikes! The Giant's Cup Trail 2 day Hike The Giant's Cup Trail 2 day hike is an easy saunter in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. We start at the Sani Pass Backpackers and walk to Pholela hut at Cobham. Because we'll be doing the 2-day [...]

Lower Injisuthi Drakensberg Cave Hike (2 Days)

Lower Injisuthi Cave Hike The lower Injisuthi Drakensberg cave hike is perfect for people just wanting an easy 4 hr hike to a lovely and big cave over a weekend. We start this overnight hike at the office at Injisuthi camp in the Central Drakensberg. Soon after setting out we cross the Injisuthi river. Try [...]

Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days)

Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days) Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days)Family Friendly Hikes! The Pillar Cave Hike is probably one of the nicest and easiest hikes in the Drakensberg, only 2 days! Our Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is a wonderful introduction to hiking in the Drakensberg. This is an ideal [...]

Drakensberg Hiking Package Options

We have differentiated between different options for porters for your hike using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or hike form when you contact us.

We understand that the Gold, Silver and Bronze packages might seem a bit confusing, so we have done some calculations to assist you with which one will be most suitable for you, and to ensure that you have the most enjoyable hike possible!

It is a good idea as part of your hike preparation to do some extra walking anyway, so while doing a walk of approximately 5km, including some uphill and downhill parts, carry a pack with the pack weight listed in the description of the package you are interested in. If you are quite comfortable with that weight, then that is the right option for you.

If you find yourself battling, and don’t have time to do some more preparation, then consider moving to a different package.

Gold

Our Gold Package is a Fully-Portered Hike

All three options (Bronze, Silver & Gold) include full catering, and the supply of your tent.

Drakensberg Hiker Porters You carry only a day-pack with drinks, snacks and jacket for each day.

Clothes, sleeping bags, tents, etc are carried and put up by our porters.

You will be carrying a day pack weighing approximately 4kg.

Silver

Our Silver Package is a Partially-Portered Hike

All three options (Bronze, Silver & Gold) include full catering, and the supply of your tent.

Summit Cathedral peak You carry a backpack with your clothes, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, wash kit, and water bottle.

Tents etc are carried and put up by our porters.

The pack weight you will carry on the Silver Package is approximately 14kg.

Bronze

Our Bronze Package is a Non-Portered Hike

All three options (Bronze, Silver & Gold) include full catering, and the supply of your tent.

Drakensberg Mnweni hike You carry your own backpack with all your personal gear, including your tent which you will put up and take down each day, and your share of the food.

The pack weight you will carry on the Bronze Package is approximately 22kg.

Souvenir’s of your Drakensberg Hike with us!

On all of our hikes you have the option to add a Souvenir Bundle to remember your hike by (in addition to the memories that will keep you going for years to come). All these items are available on our shop, but it is so much easier to get them when you do your hike, and benefit from the discounted pricing and not having to wait for us to ship it to you later!

We have different Souvenir Bundles to choose from and they include the following:

Basecamp

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R550.00):

 
  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters.

Ascent

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R955.00):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters;
  • a thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

Summit

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1400):

 
  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • an orange 750ml DrakensbergHiker Water Bottle;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie, Sun Hat or Gaiters;
  • a thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

On all our hike inquiry forms you can select the Souvenir Bundle of your choice, you will also have the option to select the size/s of the T-Shirts and Fleeces in your chosen bundle :-)

Summit Cathedral Peak

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