1 Oct 2020

Drakensberg Hikes Newsletter #21

Hiking in the Drakensberg

Visiting the Drakensberg

We receive questions daily from people who would like to know more about the Drakensberg, require assistance for a hike, have questions about which accommodation they should use, what hiking kit they may need, safety in the Drakensberg and many more.

It’s also great to see many foreign tourists enquire and we do our best to point them in the right direction.

In order to assist visitors, the links below should cover most questions and assist you to make a choice for the accommodation and/or hikes you would like to do.

All the links you should need to plan and visit the Maloti-Drakensberg

Drakensberg Regions for details of each region, what is offered, where it is and their phone numbers. If the reserve numbers do not work then please phone Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife central reservations on 033 845 1000.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife entrance, accommodation, camping and overnight hiking fees can be downloaded here.

A guide to hiking in the Drakensberg for an overview of the regions, safety, hikes, kit and bushman paintings.

Hiking checklist – a comprehensive list of the food, clothing and equipment you should have for a hike and multi-day hikes. Download the printable version here.

How to book a cave – a list of caves that can be booked and the reserve phone numbers to use when you book a cave can be viewed here.

Mountain Rescue Register provides a useful form to use all your hikes, or fill in the mountain register at the reserve office before you start your hike.

Hiking ideas for a list of hikes by region in the Drakensberg.

Peaks, passes, huts, caves and bushman paintings – find a cave, or peak that you may be interested in. Useful for planning your very own hike.

Finding Activities gives you a list of the different activities available, E.g. quad biking and the falcon ridge bird of prey centre.

Featured Hiker
Jonathan Newman

In the space of roughly 10 years since Jonathan did his first hike up one of Drakensberg passes he has completed just over 100 different Drakensberg passes.

An achievement that does not come easily and is to be admired for the sheer determination Jonathan has shown. We wholeheartedly congratulate you Jonathan and are in awe of your achievement. Read more about Jonathan and his hikes on his website.

Featured Accommodation
Three Tree Hill Lodge

Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge.

It is ideally positioned to explore the northern reaches of the Drakensberg mountains.

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