7 DAYS – DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS HIKE – MNWENI ROCKERIES CIRCUIT

10 days highlighting the history of Joburg, the wildlife of Kruger, and the beaches of Cape Town!

Drakensberg Mountains and Durban

This is a four day outing in the very beautiful Mnweni area of the Drakensberg. This part of the escarpment makes a large cutback (called the Mnweni Cutback) and as a result, adds a great deal of isolation. The mountain passes to be encountered are the Mnweni and Rockeries Passes. Steep and hard work. Be sure that your efforts will be well rewarded.

Look out for major peaks like the Inner and Outer Mnweni Pinnacles and Needles. The highlight of the outing is without a doubt a full view of the loose standing Mponjwane, or Rockeries Tower, one of the Berg’s legendary peaks. Additionally, two great caves are nearby and you will have the opportunity to be right at the source of South Africa’s biggest river, the Orange River.

Important Information:

duration

Duration:
7 Days, 6 Nights

included

Includes:

ACCOMMODATION
3 nights Durban City / Backpackers ensuite twin/doble room
3 nights – Drakensberg mountains (during the hike)
TRANSFERS
Transfer Airport Hotel – Hotel airport
Transfers to starting point of hike
Transfers drop of after hike
ACTIVITIES
Accredited and legal guiding: Registered with the National Department of Tourism / Mountain
Development and Training Trust
Durban city Tour
MEALS
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee and tea During the hike
Breakfast in Durban
MISCELLANEOUS
Tourism Levy
Satellite communication during the hike

excluded

Excludes:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks and tips
  • Local flights & international flights
  • Personal implements / vaccines / malaria medicine
  • Visas (we do however provide the necessary documents to apply, invitation letter, itinerary, confirmation of bookings).
  • Optional Activities

NOTE: if you wish to sleep in a tent, you will carry it together with your backpack (personal items) the tent for rent its 75 rand for sleeps 2.

NOTE

Please note that we can customize the itinerary to your liking. Your custom-made trip can include the accommodations and activities that best suit you and your group.

Itinerary

Days 1-4

Day 1

Arrive Durban

Welcome to South Africa! - Welcome to Durban

The bustling city is the hub of the province’s business and industry and pulses with all the
energy of a major port city.
Your Driver/Guide will pick you at the Airport international/ Domestic arrival and will take you to
the lodge, you afternoon would be free to enjoy and settle after a long flight.
pick up time: depending on your arrival.

Day 2

MNWENI-ROCKERIES CIRCUIT

This is a four to a five-day outing in the very beautiful Mnweni area of the Drakensberg. This
part of the escarpment makes a large cutback (called the Mnweni Cutback) and as a result,
adds a great deal of isolation. The mountain passes to be encountered are the Mnweni and
Rockeries Passes. Steep and hard work. Be sure that your efforts will be well rewarded. Look
out for major peaks like the Inner and Outer Mnweni Pinnacles and Needles. The highlight of
the outing is without a doubt a full view of the loose standing Mponjwane, or Rockeries Tower,
one of the Berg’s legendary peaks. Additionally, two great caves are nearby and you will have
the opportunity to be right at the source of South Africa’s biggest river, the Orange River.

Day 3

Ascend the Mnweni Pass and reach the escarpment summit

Once packed up it is one-way traffic straight up a 1000 meter ascent. The view from up there is breathtaking. This is really what the effort is all about. Nearby are Ledgers and Mponjwane
Caves, offering comfortable camping right on the edge of the escarpment. An additional day
can easily be added here for further exploration. Up to you!

Day 4

Descend the Rockeries Pass and into the valley below

Take it easy down the very steep slopes of the Rockeries Pass. Here you will have the
Rockeries and North Peak of the Saddle up close and personal. Camp once the valley floor is
reached.

Days 5-7

Day 5

Walk back to the Mnweni Cultural Centre

Pack up and head back to the Mnweni Cultural Centre.

Day 6

City tour Durban

We proceed along the Golden Mile, the Durban beachfront, with its golden beaches and the
longest uninterrupted waterfront promenade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Get a glimpse of the beach lifestyle that Durban is famous for; walking on the beach, swimming, cycling, surfing and much more on this amazing day.

Day 7

Thank you for traveling with us!

Enjoy your breakfast and bid farewell to South Africa! . Hamba Gashle!
We say goodbye to Durban and get ready to travel back (HOME).
Your driver will pick you up to transfer you to the Airport.

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