Hikes

drakensberg maps

When going on a hike please ensure you have a map which can be purchased from most of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife regional reserves or at the head office in Pietermaritzburg.

This guide to Hiking in the Drakensberg may also be of assistance especially if your first hike. A list of the caves and phone numbers that can be booked is available here and an example of the Mountain Rescue Register can be downloaded here.

Barker's Chalet Hike

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3853Barker's Chalet is a short easy hike form Cathedral Peak Hotel oof 2.6km and 212m elevation.

Location (Degrees)
28°56'07.1"S 29°11'24.1"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.935292, 29.190036
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
2.6
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
5.2
Hike Duration (to destination)
1.5
Hike Duration (return)
1.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
2.5
Explore
Caves
Altitude
1,640
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 2.6 km
Overall distance (imperial) 1.6 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 218 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1445 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1663 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 212 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 48 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 715 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 4741 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 5456 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 696 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 157 ft

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