Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Drakensberg

Activities in the Drakensberg

The Drakensberg is a place either for relaxing or expending energy, as is your wish. There are spectacular hikes.

Activities in the Drakensberg

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Hiking in the Natal Drakensberg can be as exhilirating, energetic or as restful as you wish but read the hints below to get the most out of your trip!

  • Firstly do not rush. Take time to enjoy the silence, have a cup of tea, take a cooling dip in a mountain stream.
  • Complete the Mountain Register and report back on your return.
  • Prevent blisters by wearing two pairs of socks.
  • Wear in new shoes by putting dry soap on the heels of the outer pair of socks
  • Carry LARGE dressings to cover blisters
  • Make your pack as light as possible
  • Get a fishing permit and live off trout (as long as you can fly fish!)
  • Carry lightweight foods, matches, knife, torch, stove, toilet paper, passport and maps. Use plastic or aluminium containers.
  • Listen to the weather report before departure. Hot sunny days can rapidly become freezing cold and wet.

  • If you are camping, buy the best possible tent and ensure that the flysheet reaches all the way to the ground.
  • Never light a fire in an unauthorised area.
  • Don't touch anything, don't take anything.
  • Bring all your refuse back.
  • Dispose of body waste responsibly and away from camps and paths.
  • Do not leave camp unattended whilst on or near the escarpment.
  • Maps are available from the shops at the camps.

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