Bannerman Hut and Bannerman Pass Circular Route
If you only ever do one overnight hiking trip in the Drakensberg then this is at the top of the list. The hike to Bannerman Hut on day one is 10km and a climb, most people will be fine.
Sleep in relative luxury and in the morning hike up Bannerman Pass. You have plenty time to get to the top and back before sunset for your second night at Bannerman Hut, take it slow and enjoy every second.
Day three, return via Langalibalele Ridge, mostly downhill, the views all the way down will have you in awe.
GPX track map
Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track
Track length and Trackpoint information
|Overall distance (metric)||29.6 km|
|Overall distance (imperial)||18.4 miles|
Elevation / altitude data (metric)
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||1404 m|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||1691 m|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||3095 m|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||1546 m|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||1549 m|
Elevation / altitude data (imperial)
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||4606 ft|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||5548 ft|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||10154 ft|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||5072 ft|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||5082 ft|