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.

Reviews (2)

My kids & friends have just completed this hike. The loved the scenery but it rained every afternoon. So from the 2nd they timed it better & got to the huts at lunchtime. BUT It would have been so nice to arrive at CLEAN facilities!!!! It costs nothing just to make the accommodation presentable & hot water working so that you can have a warm shower after getting drenched in the rain. Having foreigners with them, they just couldn’t understand this standard! Well nor do we!

Giant's Cup
Great walk, with stunning views of the main berg. However the day's walking times are way out. Even our fit teenagers battled to make the days in the allotted times. Most days for adults were between 6 and 7 hours of walking, 8 including a reasonable lunch break . Start early and give your self plenty of time for the climbs, some are long and steep. The last day from Shwiman's to Bushman's is 14,5km not 12km. Would advise staying at Bushman's hut or at the nearby hotel, rather than try and leave that day. Huts are basic and could do with a little maintenance but are all in beautiful locations and very welcome at the end of the long days. Overall a good experience.

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