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This would be hiking in the one and only: the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, South Africa’s biggest mountain range. The name says it all! Big, rugged, tough, beautiful and spectacular! Outings can be conducted anywhere, any time and of any length. This includes the Little and High Berg.

High Berg: This is a place you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. The average height of this part of the ‘Berg is about 3 000 metres above sea level. You are literally standing on top of the border between South Africa and Lesotho, with KwaZulu-Natal at your feet. However, you have to work for it. It usually involves ascending one of the ‘Berg’s many mountain passes, which is relatively long and very steep. You are in true mountain country surrounded by giant loose standing peaks. To make this type of outing worth your while, you need at least four to five days (or longer). Your reward will leave you breathless and inspired. No question! Let us know if you have a specific route in mind or if you want us to plan a route for you.

Little Berg: The Little Berg is mostly the foothills of the High Berg. Amongst these hills you can expect more diverse fauna and flora, valleys with indigenous forests, caves, rivers, creeks and waterfalls. These types of walks are a lot more suited for all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Outings from a few hours to a few days can easily be arranged. Usually spending a bit of time in some of the Little Berg’s many caves is a high priority.

During the most favourable times of high summer (January/February), autumn (April/May), winter (June/July) and of course spring time (September/October), we will be scheduling an overnight Drakensberg hike, every year. Dates are to be confirmed well in advance before each outing begins. These are the times when you want to be in the Berg. These outings can take place anywhere in the Berg and the routes will differ from year to year. Please take note that our hiking outings will not only take place on these terms, hiking takes place on demand as well.
When it comes to Drakensberg hiking these are our routes of choice!

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