The number of Drakensberg
hikes and varying degrees of difficulty for the hikes is HUGE. This
selection of the of Drakensberg
hiking trails serves as a guide as to the best that is available in
Midlands. The hiking trails selected offer a spectrum of various aspects
that the Drakensberg offers which makes a tourist experience of the Drakensberg
complete without repetition of similar landscapes.
hiking maps are available from KZN
Wildlife at the start of the trails.
Top recommended Drakensberg Hikes
- Worlds View. a 4 hour return hike starting from Giants
Castle car park and ending with a stunning view of the high Drakensberg.
What makes this hike especially attractive is its relative ease and
the spectacular views. The Giants Castle Camp offers a lovely restaurant
with a balcony for a beer or cup of tea afterwards.
Pass Shelter. 3 hour return hike with the emphasis
being on Bushman Rock Art. Without any doubt Kamberg
offers the best examples of Bushman Rock Art anywhere in the Drakensberg
and ranks as one of the worlds most important rock art sites. This Kamberg
Bushman Rock Art site offers clear insight into the symbolism of
the bushman spiritual world with near to 100 paintings in vivid colours
and in good condition. The guided tours offered by the local communities
are of a high standard and the multimedia presentation before the walk
makes this experience one of the Drakensberg highlights.
- A 22km hike which takes 8 hours return This is an example of hiking
along a river course with views of the Amphitheatre.
The first 5km is very easy but try to avoid walking along the road.
The path via Tendele
Camp is more interesting.
Peak car park to the top of the amphitheatre via the chain ladder.
5 hour return hike. This is the only day hiking trail that will get
you to the top of the Drakensberg
escarpment in a reasonable day.
Drakensberg hikes directory
Sentinel Peak hikes
Royal Natal National Park hikes
and hiking trails
Garden Castle hikes
Bushmans Nek hikes
Natal Midlands Hikes
Umgeni Nature Reserve hikes
Pleasent Places hikes