Planning your hike with Drakensberghiker.
How to plan for your Drakensberg Hike…
Planning your Drakensberg Hike
When planning your Drakensberg hike with us please note that many things are provided by us.
These include 3 meals a day, first aid kit, single and/or double tents and all eating and cooking utensils.
We can comfortably accommodate up to 12 people for a wonderful dinner in our big mess tent after a hard day’s hiking, and we cater for most dietary requirements including vegan and vegetarian, but be sure to check with us for any special dietary requirements you may have.
Please download our packing checklist from here.
What do you need to include when packing for your Drakensberg Hike with us?
The things you need to provide when packing and planning for your Drakensberg hike with us include the following:
What equipment can you hire from Drakensberghiker?
We have high quality and comfortable sleeping bags, back packs and sleeping mats for hire so if you need to hire any of these items from us please be sure to tell us when you inquire about our Drakensberg hikes. Also available are big ponchos that fit over your back pack and hiking poles to help with the down hills.!
If you have any inquiries about what we supply, or what equipment you need to bring, please contact us, or use our Drakensberg Transport and Equipment Hire page to enquire; this will ensure that your hike with Drakensberg Hiker is a memorable and positive experience for you!
Drakensberg and Lesotho Weather
The weather in the Drakensberg can be unpredictable. Most of the hikes are around 3000m above sea level and the weather can change quickly from hot to cold. There are no trees above 2500m so not much shade either. It is strongly suggested that you ensure you have clothing appropriate for a range of weather conditions with you. At all times when hiking in the Drakensberg, please do ensure that you have thermal gear with you in case of a surprise cold front in summer or spring. Check here for weather conditions in the Drakensberg in the weeks prior to your Drakensberg hike. Click here for weather conditions in Lesotho for the weeks prior to your Lesotho hike.