Group Hiking

Easy - Moderate Trails

Sterkspruit Falls

This is an easy short walk to an outlook platform on the top of the sterkspruit falls. This overlooks the falls with crystal clear pools at the base of them. From the platform, a gorge with dense indigenous forest can be seen consisting predominantly of yellowwood trees and other associated species.

This route consists of may features such as tree fuscia, birds drinking nectar and catching the numerous insects all around you. From the waterfall you can also follow the path straight to see the crystal clear rock pools. At the pools it’s the best place to have lunch and body refreshing by swimming.

Duration: 1 hr Distance: 2,5 km


Nandi's Falls

This is very pleasant walk. For the most part, it is relatively level. It leads to a pool at the base of a secluded waterfall, known as nandi’s falls. It also follows the sterkspruit river for a while, so many birds species are encountered. On a hot day, an added benefit is the fact that there are many paths branching off the main path. These go to pools along the way, where people can relax and cool down.

This route also has its catchments features such as very large tree fern (cyathea dregei) can be seen along the streams flowing into the river. These plants thrive in very moist conditions. They grow to an extremely advanced age. There’s also incredibly of nature. The natal bottle brush (greyia sutherlandii) trees are full bloom. They attract variety of birds and insects species can be seen amongst these trees.

Duration: 5 hrs Distance 7 km


Tugela Gorge

Starts from Royal Natal National Park, gradually flat and good for beginners. Nice and relaxed walk through the Bush and exposed which gives you nice views of the Amphitheater from the bottom! This trail has very nice rock pools to refresh in and nice tunnel.

Distance: 14km there and back.
Time: 7hrs
Grading: moderates-Intermediate.

Nandi's Falls

This is very pleasant walk. For the most part, it is relatively level. It leads to a pool at the base of a secluded waterfall, known as nandi’s falls. It also follows the sterkspruit river for a while, so many birds species are encountered. On a hot day, an added benefit is the fact that there are many paths branching off the main path. These go to pools along the way, where people can relax and cool down.

This route also has its catchments features such as very large tree fern (cyathea dregei) can be seen along the streams flowing into the river. These plants thrive in very moist conditions. They grow to an extremely advanced age. There’s also incredibly of nature. The natal bottle brush (greyia sutherlandii) trees are full bloom. They attract variety of birds and insects species can be seen amongst these trees.

Duration: 7 hrs Distance 14 km


Moderate Hikes

Get moving with us and walk to Ancient rock art paintings.

Strenuous Hike

Explore the Drakensberg valleys from its higher peaks.

Strenuous Hikes

Sterkhorn Peak

 

This hike is for the fit challenging. Conquer the towering peak Sterkhon at 2973m and view the Spectacular catchments of the Emhlazini Valley surrounded by the night cliffs of Cathkin. Monk’s Cowl, Champagne Castle and Gray’s followed by the Dragon back leading down to Intunja or Gatberg, the mountain with a hole through its Peak.

At Blindman’s corner the path steeply ascends up to the slope after passing through the campsite situated under Mtchichi Bush or Ouhout, a common scrub species associate in the Mountain Stream banks. Hikers must bear in mind that adequate warm clothing and provision should be taken temperatures could change rapidly and low temperatures could be experienced.

DURATION: 9 hours DISTANCE: 17 KM


Intunja/Gatberg  Peak

 

Also known as Intunja,  or eye of the needle, for the hole through its base, estimated at about 9 metres in diameter. This hike is for the fit challenging, It is one of the most dominant peaks of the Champagne valley area. At Blindman’s corner the path follows the contour passing through the hlathikhulu nek, a common scrub species associate in the Mountain Stream banks.

Hikers often include this peak on other hikes, like the one to Zulu cave, heading over the back ridge and up Gatberg, before going back down to Monk's Cowl.. Conquer the towering peak Gatberg at 2329m and view the Spectacular catchments of the Emhlazini Valley while crossing Emhlazini River where the steep ascending starts. Surrounded by  Monk’s Cowl, Champagne Castle and Gray’s pass followed by the Dragon back.

DURATION:  10 hours DISTANCE: 18 KM


Cathedral Peak

 

This hike is for the fit challenging. Conquer the towering peak Sterkhon at 2973m and view the Spectacular catchments of the Emhlazini Valley surrounded by the night cliffs of Cathkin. Monk’s Cowl, Champagne Castle and Gray’s followed by the Dragon back leading down to Intunja or Gatberg, the mountain with a hole through its Peak. At Blindman’s corner the path steeply ascends up to the slope after passing through the campsite situated under Mtchichi Bush or Ouhout, a common scrub species associate in the Mountain Stream banks. Hikers must bear in mind that adequate warm clothing and provision should be taken temperatures could change rapidly and low temperatures could be experienced.

DURATION: 9 hours DISTANCE: 17 KM


Heritage

Rock ART

Heritage Walks - Culture, Origin and Native 

Join us as we uncover and digging deeper about Bushman paintings, Our custodians can relate because of their nguni origin.

  Unique Experience -Breathtaking Views

  Adrenaline Rush - Find out about Trance

  Language - Clicks bushman used

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