Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Country

South Africa

Maximum Traveller

12

Min Pax

Mafadi highest peak in South Africa

Mafadi, the Highest Peak in South Africa (16-20 Dec 2024)

Number of Hikers already booked for this Hike

0/12

Bronze Pricing

R6,250 per person*

Silver Pricing

R8,250 per person*

Gold Pricing

R10,500 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.

 

Mafadi the Highest Peak in South Africa

This 5 day hike to Mafadi, the highest peak in South Africa starts from Injisuthi camp in the central Drakensberg Mountains. As Mafadi is the highest peak in South Africa and the Drakensberg this is a popular hike but she certainly doesn’t give herself up easily! Please watch my video of this hike here.

Mafadi highest peak in South Africa
Camping below the Trojan wall at Injisuthi on our way to Mafadi the highest peak in South Africa

Click here to see how to prepare for this hike. Injisuthi is a beautiful and remote part of the Central Drakensberg. We start off camping at Injisuthi camp and when we wake up we are off to the mountains. We spend day 1 walking up a stunning valley and crossing the Injisuthi river a few times with a quick visit to see some Bushman Paintings. Then we enjoy a lunch at the river while looking up at the huge Trojan Wall.

After digesting we head up a grassy slope to camp near Centenary Hut. On day 2 we head straight up. Short and steep. Corner pass is just that but certainly worth it.

If people are up for a challenge we can climb up Corner pass.

The 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa
Mafadi is the highest peak in South Africa and one of the 3 highest peaks in Southern Africa with Drakensberg hiker

Another option is the longer but easier Judges pass. Either way, we hope to be on top in time for lunch. Once on top of the escarpment we camp near a clear stream or walk a bit further to sleep in the highest cave in the Drakensberg. The Upper Injisuthi Cave is at 3300m which makes it the highest cave in the Drakensberg.

Mafadi Peak is about a 1-hour walk from the stream.

After being the highest people in South Africa for a while, we stroll along the escarpment edge to lunch with ridiculous views overlooking the foothills way below. After lunch, it is a gentle saunter to camp at the top of Leslie’s Pass. Waking up here is the absolute best. Still in your sleeping bag you can see the most amazing view.

The last day is a steep decent down Leslie’s pass to a spot for lunch right at the river  and then a bolder hop to Marble Baths.

Mafadi highest peak in South Africa
Looking out the tent with views over a cover of clouds below.

This has got to be the best place for a swim. There is even a slide. What a special place to relax and finish off a spectacular hike. Day 5 is a stroll for 3 hrs back to our cars at the Injisuthi camp. And there you go, you have just walked up Mafadi, the highest peak in South Africa.

Challenging Drakensberg Hike

Challenging Drakensberg Hike

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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