Hiking Trails in KwaZulu Natal

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The Mini Traverse

Where? Drakensberg
Start: Sentinel car park Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 100 km, 5 – 6 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: It is best to do this hike with the professionals; a couple of outfits supply a guided route ...

Ganabu Ridge and Baboon Rock Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Peak is a free-standing mountain within the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range in KwaZulu-Natal. It stands at 3 004 metres, or 9 856 feet high, and boasts breath-taking views and unforgettable ...

Didima Camp to Elands Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Didima Camp, Cathedral Peak Finish: Didima Camp Duration: roughly 7 hour round trip (but tag on extra because the art work is exceptional) Fitness: tough Our tip: the highlight of, and the reason ...

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 ...

McKenzie's Caves Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Mkhomzi Nature Reserve car park Finish: Mkhomzi Nature Reserve car park Duration: 11km (roughly 20 km return) Fitness: moderate Our tip: sign the register if hiking overnight, and reserve the cave ...

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, ...

Blinkwater Hiking Trail

Where? Greytown
Start: Mountain Falls, Blinkwater, south of Greytown Finish: south of Greytown Duration: 100 km, 2 – 6 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: though things can be a bit of a scramble through brambles and high ...

Xeni Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Didima camp, Cathedral Peak Finish: Didima camp, Cathedral Peak Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: this is a far easier hike than many as it does not scale any peaks; it is also ideal for children, ...

Easter Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: this is one of the few caves in the 'berg that looks like a cave, ...

Roman Baths Hike

Where? Kamberg
Start: Kamberg office, Kamberg Nature Reserve, near Nottingham Road Finish: Kamberg office Duration: 4 km (8 km return), but make a day of it Fitness: easy Our tip: Kamberg is best known for it rock art ...

Mtunzini trails

Where? Mtunzini
Start: Umlazi Nature Reserve Finish: Umlazi Nature Reserve Duration: from 15 mins to 6 hours Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: if taking the Mlalazi River mouth trail and returning along the beach, check ...

Mlambonja Pass to Twins Cave Trail

Where? Cathedral Peak
The Mlambonja Pass to Twins Cave Trail is an 11 km route up to the Mlambonja Pass to Twins Cave. It is a steep trail that heads up from the Cathedral Peal Hotel, past the trout hatchery and follows the ...

Ifidi Pass Hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mweni, northern Drakensberg Duration: 3 day round trip Fitness: very fit, this is one of the most difficult passes in the ...

Barker's Chalet Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, central Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: easy to reach Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: often used interchangeably with Sherman's cave ...

Hiking The Hlobane Mountain

Where? Hlobane
There is an interesting hike you can go on while in Hlobane that will take you through the all famous battlefield. A key is required to enter this area and it is advised that only experience hikers ...

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