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.

Tugela Gorge Chain Ladder Hike

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tugela gorge hikeThis magnificent hike starts at the Gorge Car Park leading through stretches of protea veld and forest, and the scenery beyond the Gorge is spectacular.

 

Location (Degrees)
28°44'44.8"S 28°54'48.1"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.745786, 28.913350
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
6.4
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
12.8
Hike Duration (to destination)
3.0
Hike Duration (return)
3.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
6.0
Explore
Landmarks, Waterfalls or Pools, Vistas
Altitude
1,898
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 6.4 km
Overall distance (imperial) 4 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 397 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1500 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1897 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 430 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 39 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 1302 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 4921 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 6224 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 1411 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 128 ft