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Easy Drakensberg Hike

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 version of the Giant’s Cup Trail Hike, where we will stay overnight in Pholela Hut, and have an easy walk back to Sani Backpackers the next morning.

The Giant’s Cup Trail 2 day hike takes us through the Southern Drakensberg foothills. As we walk we are always looking up at the huge Drakensberg mountains. Hodgson’s Peak is visible for most of the way. After a while, beautiful Garden Castle comes in to view. Rhino Peak is also visible high above us. There is a path for most of the way, so the walking is fairly easy.

The Giants Cup Trail

Our first night is at Pholela hut on the Giants cup trail with Drakensberghiker

The Giant’s Cup Trail 2 Day Hike is an excellent hike for families or beginners

…or even for people that just want to get into the mountains. The altitude for the Giant’s Cup Trail Hike is mostly between 1400m and 2200m, so we can expect to see some wild life here too. Eland, which is the biggest antelope in Africa, make this area their home. We will also see baboons, jackals, grey rhebok and reed buck.

Because we don’t climb to a high altitude, the weather is not so extreme, which makes the hike very pleasant. We cross lots of crystal clear mountain streams which are great places to stop and have a cup of tea while sitting near the streams we see a lot of beautiful birds, so not only is this a mountain hike but also a nature hike. The Giant’s Cup Trail 2 day hike is quite unique because we stay in mountain huts along the way, which means we don’t have to carry tents and we sleep in a nice bed.

Easy Drakensberg Hike

Giants Cup Trail Hike difficulty:  Easy Family Friendly Overnight Drakensberg Hike
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;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

Ascent

'Ascent' Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1100.00):

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

Summit

'Summit' Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1400):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat;
  • 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 :-)

Please the form below to contact us about joining us for the Giant’s Cup Trail Hike.

+27 33-396 3906
+27 72-947 1174
ian@drakensberghiker.co.za