“One of the best holidays ever! Great exercise in an exquisite squeaky clean environment! Being made to feel incredibly welcome by wonderful people (and their dogs)! Lovely fires, fantastic food, luxurious baths, collapsing into warm comfortable beds... I could go on raving but I think you get the message….”
Hike through the spectacular Southern Drakensberg, reaching altitudes of 2700m. Home to the Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture), Black Eagle, alpine wildflowers and various small wildlife, this hike leaves you with breath-taking memories. Overnight at B&Bs along the way. Take with you only day packs while your backpacks are transported to your next destination. Experience true Eastern Cape hospitality and the natural splendour of the Southern Drakensberg.
A trip to remember - where hikers overnight at B&B accommodation for 5 days. More luxury for the older hiker who enjoys their comforts. Terrain is montane grassland and altitudes range from 1800m to 2700m above sea-level that afford the hiker spectacular views of the Southern Drakensberg & Maluti mountains of Lesotho. Hikes are tailored to the groups needs i.e. strong hikers will be able to walk up to the peaks of the Southern Drakensberg whereas more moderate hikes are available for those wanting a more sedate walk. Hikes are unmarked and therefore 2 guides are needed per group. Each hiker will be supplied with a lunch-pack. Dinner will consist of a 3-course meal and breakfast is a farmstyle affair.
Wildlife: The hike traverses well-managed farmland. Smaller wildlife can be spotted e.g. Mountain Reedbuck, Grysbokkie, black-backed jackal, lynx, dassies, porcupines as well as 282 species of bird including black eagle, cape vulture, crested crane and bearded vulture or Lammergeier.
Climate: A typical highland climate with moderate summers and cold winters. The area has summer rainfall with afternoon thunderstorms. It is suggested that you start your trails early in the morning so that you have descended the mountain soon after lunchtime. The days are warm (28º - 30ºC) and the nights cool (a sweater will be needed).
“When you see someone putting on big boots, you can be sure adventure is about to happen” Winnie the Pooh