Northern Drakensberg Tour - 5 Days



  • Witness the Tugela Falls (948m) and see the Amphitheatre
  • Summit the Drakensberg via a chain ladder
  • Enjoy hiking past the sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate Highlands Park
  • Explore Royal Natal National Park

A scenic hike awaits you in the Drakensberg Mountains. Book this 5-day tour now and hike through one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Your adventure begins in Clarens, the gateway to the Drakensberg Mountains.

Hike your way through Golden Gate Highlands Park. Enjoy dramatically beautiful landscapes along the way. Summit the Drakensberg after a strenuous climb that also involves climbing the famous chain ladder. Get the chance to explore some of the most panoramic views in Royal Natal National Park, including its Cascades and Mahai waterfalls as well as Fairy Glen.

End your hike with a Tugela Gorge walk while enjoying a stunning view of the famous Amphitheatre, regarded by many as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth.

Day 1

Your journey begins in Clarens, the gateway to the Drakensberg Mountains. A scenic lane leads you to the sandstone ramparts of the Maluti-Drakensberg Range. Experience the feeling of traveling back all the way to the age of the dinosaurs. Walk on their tracks and imagine a bygone period.

Day 2

Our adventure continues at Golden Gate Highlands Park, nestled in the Maluti Mountains. Dramatic sandstone cliffs and a diverse range of plants and wildlife make this a visually stunning part of the North-eastern Free State.

Today, we do a 7km hike in the park, experiencing the true beauty of the place and encountering antelopes at a close range.

Day 3

Summit the Drakensberg via a chain ladder and enjoy a magnificent view of the area from the top. This is a strenuous, 14km climb and is not meant for the faint hearted.

Day 4

Explore Royal Natal National Park. See some of the major natural landmarks in the area, including its Cascades and Mahai waterfalls as well as Fairy Glen. Enjoy a pleasant, 9 km walk with spectacular sceneries along the way.

Day 5

The focus of today’s Tugela Gorge walk is the world-famous Amphitheatre, a stunning and sheer basalt wall about 5km in length and over 1 000km in height, extending southwest from the Sentinel (3,165m) to the Eastern Buttress (3,045 m). This extremely popular walk is 14km long and is the best way to see the Amphitheatre at its absolute best.

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  • Guide
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Northern Drakensberg Tour
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