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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. Here we start off along one of the most beautiful valleys in the Drakensberg mountains. In the spring the flowers are absolutely stunning.

We cross the Ntonjelana river a few times so can have a dip in some of the pools and have lunch next to a small forest of Protea trees. About 2 hours after lunch we make camp at the ‘station” below Rockeries Pass. Here we have huge cliffs all around us with Rockeries pass on one side and Nguzu pass on the other. Up above us is the amazing Cape vulture colony. We can even see the huge birds circling above us. Check here to see how to prepare for your hike with Drakensberghiker.

Day 2 is up Rockeries pass in time for lunch at the top. Only 3km long but we climb from 2200m to 2950m above sea level. The mighty Orange/Senqu river is nearby waiting for a visit. Then after a 1 hour stroll we arrive at our

Mnweni circuit hike

Camping in the wilderness at Mnweni in the South African Drakensberg

camp near a huge Cape vulture colony overlooking the whole Mnweni valley 1000m below.

This is one of my favorite places in the world.

Up close with nature and lovely quiet views. Day 3 is along the escarpment behind the Saddle for lunch at Alice’s restaurant while enjoying the stunning views. We can see all the way from the Devils tooth near the Ampitheater to Cathkin peak near Champagne castle. Along the way we pass a lovely pool where sweaty people can cool off. After lunch we head back down Ntonjelana Pass to camp near another mountain stream.

Finally the last day is short back to our cars waiting at the end of the valley. We have just hiked the Mnweni circuit hike in the Northern Drakensberg. Home to my Zulu porters.

Intermediate Drakensberg Hike

 The Mnweni Circuit Hike is an intermediate 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 use the form below to contact us about this hike!

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