What should I bring to Drakensberg hike?
Trekking equipment list for summer months
- 1x 75L backpack.
- Waterproof cover.
- 1x sleeping bag rated from +5 degrees Celsius.
- 1 waterproof bag for your sleeping bag.
- 1 pair of hiking boots.
- 1 x windproof Jacket.
- 1x raincoat or poncho.
- 1 pair of Gaitors ( to keep snow or rain or moisture from grass out of your boots)
Is it safe to hike in Drakensberg?
If you compare this to some other mountains in the States, where civilization can only be seen after weeks of hiking, then you realize that the Drakensberg is among the safer mountains to hike! There are also plenty of topographic maps to follow and guides to take you on your hike should you wish to use them.
What should I wear to the Drakensberg?
Follow these tips on staying warm in the Drakensberg Mountains
- Carry an Umbrella.
- Don’t Wear Pants.
- Invest in a good quality rain jacket or poncho.
- Use your body heat to dry wet hiking clothes.
- Bonus tip #1: Always have spare dry clothing.
- Bonus Tip #2: Wet sleeping bag is a dangerous sleeping bag.
Where does it snow in Drakensberg?
Some of the best places to see snow in the Drakensberg Giants Castle is situated in the Central Drakensberg and offers some spectacular snow views of the Drakensberg Mountains that is if it does snow. This is one of the best Drakensberg snow locations if you are looking to see the snow views.
What snakes do you get in the Drakensberg?
According to the literature, only three life-threatening species of snake are found in the Natal Drakensberg. These are the deadly poisonous puff adder and rinkals, and the seriously poisonous berg adder. The less poisonous night adder is common in forested areas.
Is hiking in Drakensberg safe?
Where can I go on a Drakensberg hike?
Peak High Mountaineering offers Drakensberg hiking tours to all Drakensberg regions, including Mount-aux-Sources, Cathedral Peak, Champagne Castle and Sani Pass. These tours are all guided by professional, qualified mountain guides. These hikes, can be anything from easy two-day hikes up to multi-day treks, with or wit
Who is behind Drakensberg adventures?
Simone and Russell Suchet started Sani Lodge in the Drakensberg Mountains in 1992. In 1998, we started Drakensberg Adventures as a tour company attached to the lodge. Russell is author of “A Backpacker’s Guide to Lesotho” and we have used our extensive knowledge of the Drakensberg and Lesotho to set up a variety of exc
Where to go hiking in South Africa?
From short rambles to overnight hiking, experience the views, the peace and swims in mountain streams. Fit hikers might tackle a strenuous trip up the Rhino or bag Hodgson’s Peaks and Thabana Ntlenyana (the highest point in Africa south of Kilimanjaro). Most of the walks are in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, administered by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.
What do I need to know about hiking in KZN?
All hikers on KZN Wildlife land must purchase an entry permit first. Always take a waterproof jacket with you when hiking— the weather can change very quickly in the berg! Also pack energy food, a water bottle, sunscreen and a cap. There are superb overnight trips all over including visiting the escarpment into Lesotho.