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19 Jun, 2020

How to prepare for a hike in the Drakensberg.

By Ian Shooter|2020-06-19T17:31:54+02:00Jun 19th, 2020|Categories: Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks|Tags: bucket list hike, challange, Drakensberg, highest peaks, mountain guide, prepare, South Africa|

Hike preparation. Hike preparation is very important when exploring the wilderness that is the Drakensberg mountains. Most of us live in comfortable homes with walls and a roof and have running water and hopefully power to flip on a light or boil some water. So it is quite exciting and maybe a bit scary to be in the wild mountains where the weather and terrain all affect you. A change is as good as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]