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Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike (2 Days)

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 hike for beginners and families, but it is also great for those who want a Drakensberg Hiking experience but don’t have the time for an extended hike.

Pillar Cave is a lovely cave with a flat floor and a pillar providing some protection from the elements.  It is also at the base of Mashai Pass, so whilst sitting and relaxing in Pillar Cave we can enjoy views of the massive Rhino Peak towering way above us at 3056m. Because we are so close, we can go exploring up the river valley where the higher we go the better the views!

We start the hike at Garden Castle and stroll along a clear footpath for 3 km. while crossing the Mashai River a few times. This gives us plenty of opportunities to cool down with a dip in the mountain pools as we walk along.

Because the Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is fairly short, we can easily add on a 4×4 drive up the famous Sani Pass. Usually we get back to our cars between 10 and 11am, and Sani Pass is just around the corner. You must have a valid passport to enter the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho though. Of course, we can also just spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Mashai valley.

Who is the Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is most suitable for?

Families with children over the age of 12, couples, singles, anyone interested who just wants to spend a couple of relaxing days in the Drakensberg, ideal for beginners, weekend getaways;

Family Friendly Drakensberg Hike

The Pillar Cave Hike is an Easy, Family Friendly Drakensberg Hike.

What are the most notable things we see on the Pillar Cave Hike?

Pillar Cave, Rhino Peak, Garden Castle, Mashai River.

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 check the dates scheduled for this and other Easy Drakensberg Hikes here.

If none of the scheduled dates is quite what you had in mind, please use the contact form below to let us know when you would like to join Drakensberg Hiker for the Guided Pillar Cave Hike?

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