Best Intermediate to 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 intermediate to 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!

Intermediate to Challenging Drakensberg Hikes

Champagne Castle Circuit Hike (4 Days)

Champagne Castle Circuit Hike (3/4 Days) The Champagne Castle Hike 4 Days The Champagne Castle Hike leaves from the Monk's Cowl car park. I like to stay at iNkosana lodge the night before so that we can get an early start walking up the mountains. On the first day, we walk past the Sphinx [...]

Giant’s Castle Circuit Hike (3 Days)

The Giants Castle Circuit Hike The Giants Castle Circuit Hike is a 3 day hike in the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve. It is one of the oldest Nature reserves in KwaZulu-Natal and full of history. On this hike we will use Langalibalele Pass, which is named after a Zulu chief who fought the Natal Carbineers [...]

Mnweni Circuit Hike (4 Days)

Mnweni Circuit Hike, 4 Days Mnweni Circuit Hike The Mnweni circuit hike is certainly my favorite part of the Drakensberg. Usually we stay at the Mnweni cultural center the night before and enjoy a braai while being in the mountains. We leave our cars at the Mnweni cultural center and get a lift to the end of the dirt road. [...]

Sani Pass To Thabana Ntlenyana, Highest Peak In Lesotho (3 Days)

Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana Hike, 3 days The Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana Hike is a great trip to do. We love to do the Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana hike because not only do we walk up the highest peak in Lesotho but we get to do a fun 4x4 drive [...]

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 :-)

Magnificent Cathedral Peak

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