Duration

2 Days 1 Nights

Country

South Africa

Maximum Traveller

12

Min Pax

Giant's castle circuit

Bannerman Hut Giant’s Castle Hike (24-25 Aug 2024)

Number of Hikers already booked for this Hike

3/12

Bronze Pricing

R2,350 per person*

Silver Pricing

R2,700 per person*

Gold Pricing

R3,050 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.

Intermediate Drakensberg Hike

Bannerman Hut Giant’s Castle Hike.

  • Easy to Intermediate Drakensberg Hike

  • Family Friendly Hike

  • Overnight Hike

The Bannerman Hut Giant’s Castle hike is a great hike to do for families or people just wanting to get away into nature. We start the 2-day hike at the Giant’s Castle office. After signing the mountain register we head out into the mountains. Down a little slope and we cross the Bushman’s River, this is a good spot to fill up the water bottles, as there won’t be any water for a few hours.

Giants Castle 3 day hike
A beautiful dwarf protea with Bannerman pass behind in the Giants castle reserve

As we saunter up the hill towards the huge cliffs above, we can see the Thumb sticking out. A bit further and we can look to our left and see the Giant. After 6km of walking, we arrive at our lunch spot on the contour path. The views from here need to be seen. Here we are at 2200m after starting at 1700m. A bit of a climb.

After lunch, we have 4.5km to go to Bannerman Hut.

As we start off we can see Cathkin Peak way ahead with Champagne Castle a little to the left. The going is fairly easy along the contour path as it is quite flattish. Finally after about 5 hours after we started the day we arrive at Bannerman Hut in time for a cup of tea. Martial eagle stream is nearby in case you want a dip in the clear water.

Giants castle circuit
Bannerman hut at Giants castle on the 2 day hike with Drakensberghiker

The Bannerman hut Giants castle hike is great for families.

Because we are sleeping in a mountain hut we don’t have to carry tents. Yay. We do have to bring our sleeping mats and sleeping bags though. Check here to see how to prepare for your hike with us. Next morning we can do some exploring up Bannerman Pass. Spare Rib cave is half-way up and a good spot for tea with a view. The way back to our cars takes 3 hours and we finish off with lunch at the Giants Castle restaurant.

What a great way to spend a weekend doing the Bannerman Hut Giants Castle hike.

Drakensberg Hiking Package Options

We have differentiated between options for porters for your hike using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or hike form when you contact us.

We understand that the Gold, Silver and Bronze packages might seem a bit confusing, so we have done some calculations to assist you with which one will be most suitable for you, and to ensure that you have the most enjoyable hike possible!

It is a good idea as part of your hike preparation to do some extra walking anyway, so while doing a walk of approximately 5km, including some uphill and downhill parts, carry a pack with the pack weight listed in the description of the package you are interested in. If you are quite comfortable with that weight, then that is the right option for you.

If you find yourself battling, and don’t have time to do some more preparation, then consider moving to a different package.

All three options (Bronze, Silver & Gold) include full catering, and the supply of your tent.

GOLD

Fully Portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry only a day-pack containing your own with drinks, snacks and jacket for each day.

Includes 3 meals a day!

You will not be carrying a standard hiking backpack at all, instead we will supply you with a 35l drybag into which you will put all your personal gear for our porters to carry.

The day pack you will carry weighs approximately 4kg.

Sleeping bags, tents, etc are carried our porters who also put your tent up!

Our amazing DrakensbergHiker Porters

SILVER

Partially Portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry a backpack with your clothes, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, wash kit, and water bottle.

Includes 3 meals a day!

The pack weight you will carry on the Silver Package is approximately 14kg.

Tents etc are carried and put up by our porters.

Magnificent Cathedral Peak

BRONZE

Non-portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry your own backpack with all your personal gear, including your tent, and your share of the food.

Includes 3 meals a day!

The pack weight you will carry on the Bronze Package is approximately 22kg.

You will put up your own tent and take it down again each day.

Easter cave 4 day hike

Drakensberg Hiking Package Options

We have differentiated between options for porters for your hike using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or hike form when you contact us.

We understand that the Gold, Silver and Bronze packages might seem a bit confusing, so we have done some calculations to assist you with which one will be most suitable for you, and to ensure that you have the most enjoyable hike possible!

It is a good idea as part of your hike preparation to do some extra walking anyway, so while doing a walk of approximately 5km, including some uphill and downhill parts, carry a pack with the pack weight listed in the description of the package you are interested in. If you are quite comfortable with that weight, then that is the right option for you.

If you find yourself battling, and don’t have time to do some more preparation, then consider moving to a different package.

All three options (Bronze, Silver & Gold) include full catering, and the supply of your tent.

GOLD

Fully Portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry only a day-pack containing your own with drinks, snacks and jacket for each day.

Includes 3 meals a day!

You will not be carrying a standard hiking backpack at all, instead we will supply you with a 35l drybag into which you will put all your personal gear for our porters to carry.

The day pack you will carry weighs approximately 4kg.

Sleeping bags, tents, etc are carried our porters who also put your tent up!

Our amazing DrakensbergHiker Porters

SILVER

Partially Portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry a backpack with your clothes, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, wash kit, and water bottle.

Includes 3 meals a day!

The pack weight you will carry on the Silver Package is approximately 14kg.

Tents etc are carried and put up by our porters.

Magnificent Cathedral Peak

BRONZE

Non-portered Drakensberg Hike

 

You carry your own backpack with all your personal gear, including your tent, and your share of the food.

Includes 3 meals a day!

The pack weight you will carry on the Bronze Package is approximately 22kg.

You will put up your own tent and take it down again each day.

Easter cave 4 day hike

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