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Bucket list hike.

A bucket list hike is a special hike that people really want to do. For example Mafadi which is the highest peak in South Africa. Our guests like to do this hike so they can tell their friends they summited the highest peak in South Africa with Drakensberg hiker.

23 Mar, 2020

Highest Peaks In South Africa hike report.

By Ian Shooter|2020-03-23T13:13:34+02:00Mar 23rd, 2020|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: bucket list hike, challange, Champagne castle, Drakensberg, highest peaks, Injasuthi, Mafadi, South Africa|

The Highest Peaks In South Africa. I am fairly certain that 99% of South Africans would not be able to name the highest peak in their own country, let alone the three highest! Last week, a group of ten (seven of them South Africans belonging to the other 1%...) joined us on a five day hike to summit them all. Given that all but one of the group were novice hikers it was clear [...]

04 Dec, 2019

Thabana Ntlenyana, Highest peak in the Drakensberg.

By Ian Shooter|2019-12-04T16:42:16+02:00Dec 4th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: adventure, bucket list hike, Drakensberg, highest peaks, Lesotho, South Africa, thabana ntlenyana|

Thabana Ntlenyana the highest peak in the Drakensberg. Thabana Ntlenyana is the highest peak in the Drakensberg and Lesotho. I bet that almost every South African has never heard of it, let alone walked up it.  I am continually amazed that so many of us are quick to spend a fortune climbing the highest peak in Africa for the sake of 'Kili' bragging rights on Instagram. There is a far cheaper, challenging, and rewarding [...]

19 Jun, 2019

Summiting Mafadi, South Africa’s highest peak hike report.

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-04T15:57:43+02:00Jun 19th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: bucket list hike, Drakensberg, highest peaks, Mafadi, South Africa|

Mafadi is South Africa's highest peak. Mafadi is South Africa's highest peak that almost every South African has never heard of.  I am continually amazed that so many of us are quick to spend a fortune climbing the highest peak in Africa for the sake of 'Kili' bragging rights on Instagram. There is a far cheaper, challenging, and rewarding opportunity on our doorstep!  Fortunately, me and a few like-minded souls gathered at Injisuthi camp [...]

31 May, 2019

Why I hiked the Drakensberg Grand Traverse

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-04T16:20:29+02:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: adventure, Amphitheatre, beautiful, bucket list hike, Drakensberg, Drakensberg traverse, highest peaks, mountains, South Africa|

Why I hiked the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. George Clooney placed his warm hand on the small of my back and guided me gently on to the gondola for our Venetian sunset ride. Suddenly, a loud bellow rang out, ‘kettle’s boiled!’ Wait, that can’t be right. Slowly, I opened one swollen eye to see a billowing orange canvas. Reality rushed in. I was in a freezing cold tent with an howling, angry wind outside, perched [...]

23 May, 2019

Drakensberg Grand Traverse Hike

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-04T17:06:41+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: adventure, Amphitheatre, beautiful, bucket list hike, Cathedral peak, challange, Drakensberg, highest peaks, mountains, South Africa|

Drakensberg Grand Traverse Hike. The Drakensberg grand traverse hike is certainly one of the best but also most challenging hikes in South Africa. We start at the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg and finish at Bushmans nek in the Southern Drakensberg. I do the Drakensberg grand traverse every May because the weather is generally the best. This year was no different. We had excellent weather with only one afternoon with rain that turned to [...]

04 May, 2019

Drakensberg Northern Traverse

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-04T17:44:23+02:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: Amphitheatre, bucket list hike, Cathedral peak, Drakensberg, Drakensberg traverse, mountains, Sentinel peak, South Africa|

Drakensberg Northern Traverse Hike Report. The Drakensberg Northern Traverse hike report is about an incredible 6 day hike we did from the Sentinel at the Amphitheatre to finish at Cathedral peak hotel. This time we hiked at the end of April and the weather was the best ever. Check here for pictures of our hike. But first we camped at Sterkfontein dam. I love doing this as it breaks the long drive and we [...]

31 Mar, 2019

The 3 highest Peaks In Southern Africa Hike Report

By Ian Shooter|2019-08-09T17:04:53+02:00Mar 31st, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks, Recent Drakensberg Hike Reports|Tags: adventure, bucket list hike, challange, Drakensberg, Eswatini, highest peaks, Lesotho, oldest mountain, South Africa, Swaziland|

The 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa. I must admit that I hadn't given much thought to sumitting the 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa. But then Stuart from the UK emailed me and asked "what were the chances of organizing this trip?" What a great idea. I hadn't gone to Emlembe in Swaziland/Eswatini the country is now called. Unfortunately I still haven't gone to Emlembe as my good friend Geoff of Pizzology fame [...]