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.

Roman Baths Trail

roman bathsA little gem of a hike, not too many people know about. An easy hike, 5.9km's from the trout dams, shorter if you drive further along until the no entry sign and walk from there.

A moderate uphill on the way of 183m. Roman Baths is a great spot for a family outing, a swim and lunch on the side of the river. If you venture into one of the little valleys the other side of the river bushman paintings in an unmarked and not well known cave are to be found.

 
Location (Degrees)
29°22'26.4"S 29°37'07.8"E
Location (Decimal)
-29.373997, 29.618842
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
5.9
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
11.8
Hike Duration (to destination)
2.5
Hike Duration (return)
2.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
4.5
Explore
Waterfalls or Pools
Altitude
1,809
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 5.9 km
Overall distance (imperial) 3.7 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 114 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1692 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1806 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 183 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 73 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 374 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 5551 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 5925 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 600 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 240 ft
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