KwaZulu Natal Walks & Hiking

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. Show on Map

Destinations in KwaZulu Natal


Ploughman’s Kop Trail

Where? Mont-Aux-Sources
Ploughman’s Kop is a mountain in the shape of a head on the left arm of The Amphitheatre in the Royal Natal Park, which is in turn part of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Really the walk is about the ...

Balgowan Conservancy Information Centre

Where? Balgowan
This fabulous centre situated in a log style cabin near the entrance to the Michaelhouse School is filled with photos and information about the surrounding area. Here you can find out about popular nearby ...

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 ...

Gudu Falls Hike

Where? Witsieshoek
Start: Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, Mahai campsite or Thendele Camp, Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal Finish: Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge or Mahai campsite, Royal Natal National ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ballito Boardwalk

Where? Ballito
Bring your enthusiasm, energy, binoculars and your camera to Ballito Boardwalk. Not only can you enjoy a fantastic walk along the lengthy boardwalk but there is a more challenging hike to Salt Rock where you ...

Thamathu Pass Hike

Where? Underberg
Start: Bushman's Nek border post Finish: Bushman's Nek border post Duration: roughly 25 km; a there-and-back hike Fitness: moderate Our tip: There are those who regard Thamathu as the easiest pass in the ...

Red Desert Nature Conservation Area

Where? Port Edward
The Red Desert is the smallest desert in the world, and is situated in the otherwise tropical greenery of Port Edward, near Margate. At just 200 metres wide, the rich red of this arid landscape stands out ...

Explore the Hawaan Forest

Where? Umhlanga
This beautiful forest is a unique woodland area bounded by the Ohlanga River and the sea. After centuries it still remains unspoiled and is home to a large number of animals and birds. The Hawaan Forest ...

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 ...

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