Hiking Trails in KwaZulu Natal

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Cathedral Peak Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
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 fit Our tip: ...

Sentinel Peak trail

Where? Mont-aux-Sources
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 ...

Giant's Castle Hikes

Where? Giants Castle
Giant's Castle refers both to the landmark rock massif in the central Drakensberg, where it rests in amongst the peaks of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, and the game reserve of the same name, proclaimed ...

Langalibalele Pass hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Giant's Castle camp Finish: Giant's Castle camp Duration: 6.5 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: always remember seasonal clothing as the 'berg can change seasons without warning The ...

Emoyeni Trail

Where? St Lucia
Start: Mission Rocks Finish: Mission Rocks Duration: 63 km over five days Fitness: fairly fit, particularly as it gets humid, which adds strain to the hike Our tip: you will need to take tents along as the ...

Ingungumbane Trail

Where? Port Edward
Start: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve – at the office Finish: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve Duration: 4 km; 3 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: don't let the steep gradients discourage you; this is one of the ...

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

Where? Bergville
Start: there are numerous entrances, but Witsieshoek is one of them Finish: Royal Natal National Park Duration: 25 - 30 km over three days Fitness: average, but it can be strenuous Our tip: there is a ...

Mziki Trail

Where? St Lucia
Start: Mount Tabor hut, iSimangaliso Wetland Park Finish: Mount Tabor hut Duration: 40 km Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: head to the Mission Rocks (the sea lies on the eastern flanks of the ...

Giants Cup Hiking Trails Sani Pass

Where? Sani Pass
If you're looking for a hiking trail that is a little steep in a few places, but generally easy enough for an average level of fitness, Giant's Cup trail fits all the requirements. Bring your children along ...

Maluti Community Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: Matatiele on the edge of the Eastern Cape, KZN and southern Lesotho borders End: Matatiele Duration: 4 days, 5 nights Fitness: there are reasonable ascents and descents every day and you will need to ...

Lotheni Hiking Trails

Where? Drakensberg
Start: Lotheni camp Finish: Lotheni camp Duration: various Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: pick up a brochure of the trails from reception. Regarded as one of the more remote and scenic camps of ...

Ribbon Falls Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: 3 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Ribbon falls waterfall is just 3 km from the Tugela ...

Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail

Where? Sani Pass
This hike runs along the foothills of the gorgeous Drakensberg range of mountains, mainly through the Cobham and Garden Castle reserves. Views here are to die for. Along the trail there are rock pools, ...

Lammergeier Cave Trail

Where? Underberg
Start: Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife office, Bushman's Nek Finish: Bushman's Nek Duration: 21 km (roughly 10 hours) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you can, use the Lammergeier cave as an overnight spot ...

Sherry Cave Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Garden Castle Wilderness Area, Drakensberg Finish: Garden Castle Wilderness Area Duration: overnight hike Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: bear in mind that sherry cave is far from water and ...

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