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Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike, 3 Days

Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike, 3 Days

Royal Natal and Amphitheatre slack packing hike

The Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike is a lovely way to see the well known Drakensberg Ampitheatre up close, but with some comfort thrown in. We stay at Sungubala eco camp in soft beds and have a huge South African bbq (braai).

The next day we stroll through the Cavern hotel grounds on our way through Sugar Loaf Gap to the ridge above. As a result you can expect great views of the Drakensberg. Once on top it is only a short couple hours to our overnight stay at Witsieshoek. Furthermore, we will also have soft comfortable beds, and a cool restaurant where we have supper.

The following day is the one we have really been waiting for on the Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike. We get driven the 8km of dirt road to the Sentinal Peak car park, where we start today’s walk. Here we are 2500m above sea level but on top of the chain ladders we get to 2950m. On the way we walk up the Zigzags for our first views along the Ampitheatre wall, just above The Witches.

Then we have an easy walk along the contour path to the famous Drakensberg Chain Ladders. Once up the ladders we are on top of the Ampitheatre with a nice walk to the Tugela Falls for lunch. The Tugela Falls are the 2nd highest in the world, and the highest in Africa, so this is a great spot for lunch.

After filling our stomachs and checking out the views we head up the Beacon Buttress and back down the Gully. Once back at the car park we get driven back to Witsieshoek for a visit to the bar.

After another good night we walk back down through Royal Natal park via the Mahai valley to finish our Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike.

Easy to Intermediate Drakensberg Hike

The Royal Natal & Amphitheatre Slack Packing Hike is an Easy to Intermediate Level 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 enquire about joining us for this hike:

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