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.

Gudu Falls from Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

gudu fallsA 3.6km hike to the top of Gudu Falls via the “Crack” with an elevation drop of 264m along the way.

There is beautiful swimming pools, within 20 metres of the falls and a lunch area at this very picturesque spot. 

Location (Degrees)
28°40'38.1"S 28°55'39.3"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.677250, 28.927594
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
3.2
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
7.2
Hike Duration (to destination)
1.5
Hike Duration (return)
2.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
3.5
Explore
Waterfalls or Pools, Vistas
Altitude
1,935
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 3.6 km
Overall distance (imperial) 2.2 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 263 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1929 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 2192 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 3 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 264 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 863 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 6329 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 7192 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 10 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 866 ft
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