Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Country

South Africa

Maximum Traveller

8

Min Pax

Giants castle circuit

Giant’s Castle Circuit Hike (30 Dec 2024 to 1 Jan 2025)

Number of Hikers already booked for this Hike

0/8

Bronze Pricing

R3,900 per person*

Silver Pricing

R5,050 per person*

Gold Pricing

R6,250 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.

The Giants Castle 3 day hike.

in the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve. It is one of the oldest Nature reserves in KwaZulu-Natal and full of history. On this hike we will use Langalibalele Pass, which is named after a Zulu chief who fought the Natal Carbineers here so many years ago. Apparently the British wanted their guns back that they had given to the Zulus as pay for work. Of course, Langalibalele said no, so after a fight in the Drakensberg the British sent him to Robben Island.

 

The first day of the Giants Castle Circuit Hike is a walk up the spur leading up to the cliffs above.

While it is onwards and upwards we do finally get to a rather flat contour path. This is where we have lunch and a look at all the cliffs around us. After lunch and 4km along the contour path, we end up at Bannerman Hut. This is where we spend the night in style. It is one of the last huts left in this area and in fairly good condition for a simple mountain hut. After a lovely night in the Bannerman Hut we head up again. Check out a video I made of this hike here.

Since we are in the mountains we have to walk up.

…that’s where all the views are. So we proceed up Bannerman Pass, We have lunch on top of a huge cliff called Bannerman Face, which was apparently named after a British politician. The views up here are stunning. We can look way down and see Bannerman Hut. It is amazing to think we were just there. Then it is a stroll along the top of the escarpment to camp on top of  Langalibalele Pass.  As beautiful as it is up here, we eventually have to head back down. The last day takes about 5 hours down the pass to our cars at the Giants Castle Nature Reserve and the finish of the hike. Please click here to see how to prepare for your hike with me. 

Intermediate Drakensberg HikeGiants Castle Circuit Hike Difficulty:  Intermediate

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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