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On top of Mafadi Peak

On top of Mafadi Peak

3 Highest Peaks in South Africa, 6 days

3 Highest Peaks in South Africa, 6 days

The 3 Highest Peaks In South Africa Hike

Our Hike the 3 highest peaks in South Africa hike includes Champagne Castle, Mafadi & Injasuthi Dome. As a result, this is quite an achievement and a popular hike to do. Usually, we start at Nkosasana lodge the night before so we can get an early start hiking. We start at the Monks Cowl car park and stroll along the contour path past Blind Man’s corner to the base of Greys pass. Here we camp at Keith Bush camp and are surrounded by huge mountains. Apparently, Keith Bush took a tumble while climbing Monks cowl and got a camp site named after him.

Monks cowl and Cathkin are on our left and the mighty Champagne castle is ahead. We can also see the path going up Greys pass. The next day is up Greys pass to camp near Vultures retreat. We arrive in time for lunch at the Nkosazana river on top of the escarpment.

Here we can see the first peak on our itinerary.

Champagne Castle is the 3rd highest peak in South Africa, at 3377m. We summit Champagne castle on day 3 where the views are incredible. After these views, we walk down the valley past Ships prow pass to camp near Leslie’s pass. From here we can see Mafadi peak, another of our hikes. To get there we stroll along the escarpment where we can see the Trojan wall and the Injasuthi triplets to Mafadi Peak, the highest peak in South Africa, at 3450m. Finally, it is all downhill over Injasuthi dome the 2nd highest peak for lunch near the stream at the top of Judges pass.

Then it is down Judges Pass, along the contour path for our last night in the mountains near Centenary hut. The last day is spent walking along one of the most beautiful valleys in the Drakensberg to finish at Injasuthi camp. The total distance for this hike is 46km over quite rough terrain. We start at about 1500m and summit 3 high peaks with a maximum altitude of 3450m. So that is the 3 highest peaks in South Africa hike in 6 amazing days. Done and dusted.

Challenging Drakensberg Hike

Hike the 3 highest peaks in South Africa hike difficulty:  Challenging 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 Hike the 3 highest peaks in South Africa hike.

 

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