Best Challenging 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.

The hikes below are the best challenging 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!

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 Drakensberg Hiker Porters
 Our Gold Package is a Fully-Portered Hike

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

You carry only a day-pack with your drinks and snacks 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 Summit Cathedral peak
 Our Silver Package is a Partially-Portered Hike

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

You carry a backpack with your clothes, and sleeping bag.

Tents etc are carried and put up by our porters.

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

Bronze Drakensberg Mnweni hike
 Our Bronze Package is a Non-Portered Hike

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

You carry your own backpack with all your hiking kit and necessities.

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

Challenging Drakensberg Hikes

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Mafadi, the Highest Peak in South Africa (5 Days)

Mafadi, Highest Peak in South Africa, 5 Days Mafadi the Highest Peak in South Africa This 5 day hike to Mafadi, the highest peak in South Africa starts from Injasuthi camp in the central Drakensberg Mountains. As Mafadi is the highest peak in South Africa and the Drakensberg this is a popular hike [...]

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Hike the 3 Highest Peaks in South Africa (5 Days)

On top of Mafadi Peak 3 Highest Peaks in South Africa, 6 days The 3 Highest Peaks In South Africa Hike Our Hike the 3 highest peaks in South Africa hike includes Champagne Castle, Mafadi & Injasuthi Dome. As a result, this is quite an achievement and a popular hike to do. Usually, we start at Nkosasana lodge the night before [...]

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Sentinel to Cathedral Peak Northern Drakensberg Traverse (6 Days)

The Sentinel to Cathedral Peak Northern Drakensberg Traverse The Sentinel to Cathedral Peak Northern Drakensberg Traverse is definitely our most popular hike in the Drakensberg. We walk along the Bell traverse on our way to Cathedral peak with Drakensberghiker Also known as the Mini Drakensberg Traverse, this hike starts at the Drakensberg Amphitheatre [...]

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