Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Country

South Africa

Maximum Traveller

12

Min Pax

3 Highest peaks in SA

3 Highest Peaks in South Africa (25-29 Apr 2025)

Number of Hikers already booked for this Hike

0/12

Bronze Pricing

R6,875 per person*

Silver Pricing

R8,875 per person*

Gold Pricing

R11,125 per person*

*Please note that these base hike prices are subject to change; and private hike prices will differ from our scheduled hike prices. Your quote for this hike may differ, depending on equipment you may need to hire from us, or additional services you request such as accommodation before / after your hike and transport to and from the hike organised by DrakensbergHiker.

 

You too can summit the 3 highest peaks in South Africa in just one hike!

As a result, this is a popular hike for most people and is in a beautifully remote part of the Drakensberg. Namely the Champagne Castle. and Injisuthi areas.

For tips on how to prepare for your hike with Drakensberg Hiker, please click here.

We start off on our hiking adventure at Monks Cowl car park and head off for 5 days into the mountains.

On the way, we pass the Spinx and then enjoy our lunch at Blind Mans Corner. This is just below the huge Cathkin Peak. After lunch we walk along the contour path to camp at Keith Bush camp at the base of Grays pass. Here we are completely surrounded by mountains looming over 1000m above us.

The next day is spent walking up Grays Pass.

Once on top we check out the Vultures retreat and camp near a beautiful clear Drakensberg mountain stream. Please check out my video of this hike here.

On day 3 we start ticking off peaks on our trek to summit the 3 Highest Peaks in South Africa. First of all is Champagne Castle. It is 3377m above sea level and is the 3rd highest peak in South Africa. From Champagne Castle, we can see all the way North to the Devils Tooth at the Amphitheatre and South past Giant’s Castle.

After taking some time to enjoy these great views we wander on to camp near Leslie’s pass on our way to summit Mafadi on day 4.

Mafadi Peak is calling us now, so on we go.

We walk up a ridge and end up being the highest people in South Africa for a while. After taking some stunning photos we stroll over to Injisuthi dome 700m away. This is the 2nd highest peak in SA at 3410m above sea level. From here it is all down hill for lunch near Judges Pass. Then down Judges pass where we camp again near another beautiful Drakensberg mountain stream. This time looking up at the huge cliffs way above.

Here the sun rises are ‘out of this world’ as they shine on the huge cliffs above us.

Finally, we have to leave the mountains and walk to our cars at the Injasuthi Camp. This is done walking along one of the most beautiful valleys in the Drakensberg.

Challenging Drakensberg HikeScale the 3 Highest Peaks in South Africa Hike difficulty:  Challenging

DrakensbergHiker Souvenir Packages

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 … 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!

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R700.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1250.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1600):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

DrakensbergHiker Souvenir Packages

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 … 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!!

‘Basecamp’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R700.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

‘Ascent’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1250.00):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

‘Summit’ Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1600):

  • Stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug.
  • DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black.
  • DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.
  • Thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

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