Wonder Valley Cave, Injisuthi, Drakensberg

Wonder Valley Cave Information Start: Injisuthi Hutted Camp, DrakensbergFinish:  Injisuthi Hutted Camp, Drakensberg Duration: 15 km, roughly 7 hours Fitness: ModerateO Monk’s Cowl / Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, Northern Drakensberg.  Wonder Valley Cave can be Read more…


Rugged Glen to Mahai Hike – Drakensberg

Rugged Glen Information Start: Rugged Glen camp site, Northern Drakensberg Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 14 km, roughly 6 hours Fitness: difficult Our tip: Rugged Glen and Mahai camp sites are connected by road, allowing easy transport between the Read more…


Mushroom Rock, Drakensberg

Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel  Duration: 4.8kms – 2-3hrsFitness: Moderately fit, it is short but there are steep inclines. The hike up to the odd Rock is a fairly steep 2.4 km walk. The route starts behind the Cathedral Peak Hotel Read more…


SENTINEL PEAK TRAIL, Drakensberg

Start: Sentinel car park (almost 3 000 metres above sea level) Finish: Sentinel car park Duration: a whole day Fitness: fit (the hike may be shortened, but it is a slog nonetheless) Our tip: if you suffer from vertigo, Read more…


TUGELA RIVER GORGE, Drakensberg

Tugela River Canyon Info Start: Mahai camp site Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 23 km, there-and-back hike, roughly 7 hours Fitness: moderate, most people can hike this Our tip: the only difficulty is the hike’s length, otherwise it is Read more…


Lions Head, Cape Town, Western Cape

Like Signal Hill, the walk to the top of Lions Head is popular with both tourists and locals alike. Generally the walk takes about 90 minutes and is fairly manageable although there are Read more…


THE CRACK AND MUDSLIDE, PLOWMAN’S KOP, Drakensberg

Plowmans Kop, Drakensberg Start: Mahai camp site, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 8 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the mudslide is not for children or those with a fear of heights Combining Read more…


Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg

Cathedral Peak Information Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 19 km, 12+ hours (one very long day, if you make an early start) Fitness: this is an arduous hike; you need to be very Read more…


Van Heynigens Pass Hike – Injisuthi, Drakensburg

Van Heynigens Pass is located in Injisuthi – Injisuthi is in the northern section of the Giant’s Castle area of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. This hutted camp is cradled between the Read more…


Nyosi Grotto and Blue Pool Hike, Drakensberg

The 5.5 km route to the Blue Pool and Nyosi Grotto is graded as an easy hike. The trail starts at the Cathedral Peak Hotel and heads south along the Read more…