|Lesotho Drakensburg Mountains|
The Drakensburg Mountains are a spectacular mountain range encompassing eastern Lesotho and across the border in South Africa. Within Lesotho lies the highest mountain in Africa south of Kilimanjaro - Thabana Ntlenyana at 3,482 metres. The summit can be reached with a strenuous and challenging day long trek. For an easier option, the beautiful Hodgson’s Peak lies at 3,257 metres.
Travel to Drakensburg Mountains
Organised group tours: The following tours for Drakensburg Mountains are available:
This adventure holiday in South Africa starts with a few days in Cape Town before we travel to the Drakensberg for a superb, challenging, 6 day trekking traverse of these dramatic mountains. We have a busy, but beautiful, 4 days in Cape Town walking up Table Mountain, exploring the Cape Peninsula with its lighthouse and famous Cape of Good Hope and of course the Penguins at Simonstown. The day before we travel to the north we have a day exploring the winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, with a bit of winetasting - delicious! The second section of this adventure is trekking across the Drakensberg from Royal Natal National Park, one of the most northerly points, to the southwest and the world famous, majestic Cathedral Peak (3005m). We start with the dramatic cliffs of the Amphitheatre and the exposed chain ladders to bring us onto the escarpment and the impressive Thukela Falls. With porter support, from the local Zulu community, we camp on the escarpment, providing a real ‘out there' experience and also allows us to enjoy the ever-changing views of rock formations such as 'Madonna and her Worshippers' and the Mnweni Pinnacles. With its airy pathways and sections of scrambling, the ascent of Cathedral Peak makes a suitably exciting finale to this fantastic trekking holiday. Our last night is spent in the traditional village of the local porters seeing if we can learn some of their fabulous dances (optional!!). This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!