Things To Do in Mweni Valley

Mweni Valley is situated in Drakensberg, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Five Star Cave Hike

Where? Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni valley Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: be aware that the area is rife with dagga smugglers; do not leave your hiking bags lying in the cave, nor ...

Icidi Pass hike

Where? Bergville
Start: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Finish: Mnweni Cultural Centre, Mnweni Valley Duration: at least 3 days Fitness: extremely difficult; for experienced mountaineers Our tip: The Icidi Pass is ...

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 ...

Ledges Cave Hike

Where? Northern Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni and Cathedral Peak, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni valley Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the source of the Orange river often freezes during winter; take extra water Ledges ...

Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre

Where? Bergville
Immerse yourself in the untainted beauty and splendour of the KwaZulu-Natal portion of the Drakensberg when you visit Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre. This centre is a hotspot of activities for locals and ...

Rat Hole Cave Hike

Where? Northern Drakensberg
Start: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mnweni area, northern Drakensberg Find it: a stone's throw from the top of Fangs Pass Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you are at all interested ...

The Bell Traverse

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Mike's Pass Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 42 km (3 days) Fitness: difficult; for the experienced hiker Our tip: though not actually a pass, the Bell Traverse gives hikers access to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre

Where? Champagne Valley
Highly recommended (including a TripAdvisor Badge of Excellence), The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Open every day apart from Fridays, the 'shows' are ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lower Injisuthi Cave Hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Finish: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Duration: 17 km, overnight hike Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: David Bristow regards this hike as one of ...

The Valley Bakery

Where? Champagne Valley
Valley Bakery, Coffee Shop and Art Gallery is situated on the R600 which leads to the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. Filled to the brim with tasty treats, fresh pastries, cakes and tarts and ...

The Little Church & Tea Garden

Where? Van Reenen
Dubbed 'the best-kept secret on the M3', The Little Church of Van Reenen lies halfway between Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg in Gauteng. The church itself, the smallest in Van Reenen, is situated on ...

Plowman's Kop, the Crack and Mudslide

Where? Mweni Valley
Start: Mahai camp site Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 8 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the mudslide is not for children or those with a fear of heights Combining ...

Drakensberg Ballooning

Where? Winterton
Take a hot air balloon trip over KwaZulu Natal with Drakensberg Ballooning and feast your eyes on exquisite panoramic views. You will be able to see from Giants Castle in Southern Drakensberg all the way to ...

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 ...

San Art Interpretive Centre

Where? Winterton
In 2003 the San Art Interpretive centre was opened in Didima in the Cathedral Peak Valley. Here you can learn more about the San people, their art and culture. The centre is decorated to represent a cave, a ...

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