Central Drakensberg Contour Path (18-21 Nov 2021)Patricia Stannard2021-08-05T14:07:31+02:00
Central Drakensberg Contour Path (18-21 Nov 2021)
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Central Drakensberg Contour Path Hike.
Hiking along the contour path from Cathedral peak to Champagne castle in the Drakensberg mountains
The Central Drakensberg Contour Path hike is a great 4 day hike starting at Cathedral peak and finishing at Champagne castle. For a change we only get to 2200m and walk below the huge escarpment 1000m above us. We all meet at Didima Ezemvelo wildlife offices at 8am to sign the hiking register and then we are off into the mountains for 4 days.
Check here on how to prepare for you hike with me.
Day 1 is about a 5 hr hike as we walk past Doreen falls to get to our camp below the Camel. This is quite a special camp site where we can look up at Cleft peak over 1000m above us. This day is 6km from 1400m to 2200m.
The next 2 days are walking along the contour path looking up at the Drakensberg escarpment.
Day 2 and 3 are up to 15km each but flattish. You can expect up to 5 hrs of hiking a day. That means time to relax and enjoy the quiet afternoons. We cross over crystal clear mountain streams and little forests as we follow the contour path. A highlight is climbing up Gatberg to sit inside the hole. Our last night is camping below Sterkhorn and Cathkin peak.
The last day is a 6km walk to Monks cowl car park. Here we are picked up and driven back to your cars at Didima. This takes an hour so we should arrive there by 12pm.
Central Drakensberg Contour Path Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
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: