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  1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Drakensberg

Drakensberg: Guided Hiking Trails

Product ID: 255892
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Choose from a range of hikes to discover the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Southern Drakensberg. Take a gentle stroll along the Mzimkhulu River, climb to scenic viewpoints for panoramic vistas, or take a dip in waterfalls.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the biodiversity of the Southern Drakensberg on a range of hikes suitable for various experience levels
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Southern Drakensberg and see the jagged Lesotho mountains on the horizon
  • Discover waterfalls, gorges, high peaks, and winding rivers
  • Have the chance to encounter the plentiful wildlife in the area
Full description
Discover locations filled with unrivaled biodiversity on a range of hikes to suit all levels of experience in the Southern Drakensberg. Admire panoramic views, crystal waterfalls, and the majestic Drakensberg mountains framing the sky. Go off the beaten track to witness an abundance of wildlife, birds, flora, and fauna, such as indigenous antelope, rare plants, baboons, and dassies, to name just a few.

Choose from the following hiking trail options:

• Mzimkhulu River Walk to the Olde Duck
Take a gentle walk along the Mzimkhulu river to the Olde Duck restaurant on a route ideal for birdwatchers and those who prefer not having to tackle much elevation. This is a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) round trip. Opt to have lunch at the Olde Duck restaurant (not included in the tour price), a lovely garden café where you can see chickens, alpacas, bunnies, and tiny ponies, before enjoying a beautiful stroll back to the local partner's farm.

The Engagement Hill, Eland's Peak, and Blue's Pool Hike
Hike up to the highest point on the local partner's farm to see panoramic views of the Southern Drakensberg. Look over to the jagged Lesotho mountains on the horizon, take a refreshing dip in Blue's Pool below a secluded mountain waterfall, and delight in the wonderful views of the Mzimkhulu River valley from the edge of Engagement Hill. A light lunch and snacks are included with this option.

• The Three Bridges Hike to Mona Waterfall
Trek along the Mzimkulwana river, crossing three bridges. Admire the river's beautiful features before climbing up to the hills around the local partner's farm where the views of the Drakensberg Mountains will take your breath away. Drop down to the Mona Waterfall to stop for a light lunch before heading back to the local partner's farm. A light lunch and snacks are included with this tour.

Full-Day Guided Hike
Hike around almost the entire 1,300 hectares of the local partner's farm and admire exquisite panoramic views. Have lunch on top of Eland's Peak and take a tranquil walk along the Mzimkhulu River. This last option is basically the second and third options (Engagement Hill and Three Bridges) rolled into one, perfect for the more adventurous souls wanting to experience all that the Southern Drakensberg has to offer.
Includes
  • Guided hike
  • Lunch and snacks (not included with the Mzimkhulu River Walk to the Olde Duck option)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• A light to moderate fitness level is needed to complete the hikes