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Best trails in uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

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Looking for a great trail in uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, Kwazulu-Natal? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park ranging from 5.1 to 22.9 km and from 1,333 to 3,071 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is an enormous park situated along the eastern border of Lesotho. The park includes the Royal Natal National Park and part of the Drakensberg, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Together with the Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho, they form the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors come to this park for a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, boating, bird watching. The park boasts miles of trails, for all fitness levels. The striking landscape is characterized by sandstone cliffs, gigantic peaks, hidden valleys and crystal clear rivers.

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#1 - Sentinel Peak
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 11.7 km • Est. 4 h 38 m
Sentinel Peak is a 11.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#2 - Thukela Gorge Trail
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 12.4 km • Est. 4 h 7 m
This trail takes you to one of the greatest wonders of Drakensberg Park, the Amphitheater, which is a rock cliff three times larger than El Capitan in Yosemite.Show more
#3 - Gudu Falls Circuit Walk
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 9.8 km • Est. 3 h 27 m
Gudu Falls Circuit Walk is a 9.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Okhahlamba NU, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#4 - Drakensberg Grand Traverse
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 202.0 km • Est. Multi-day
Drakensberg Grand Traverse is a 202.0 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is only recommended for very experShow more
#5 - Cathedral Peak
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 18.5 km • Est. 8 h 3 m
Cathedral Peak is a 18.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ngoba, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#6 - Keartland’s Pass, Blind Man's Corner, and Crystal Falls Loop
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 11.3 km • Est. 4 h 20 m
Keartland’s Pass, Blind Man's Corner, and Crystal Falls Loop is a 11.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Okhahlamba NU, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a waterfall and Show more
#7 - Lookout Rock, Tiger Falls, Cascades Loop
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 6.8 km • Est. 2 h 21 m
Lookout Rock, Tiger Falls, Cascades Loop is a 6.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a waterfall and is rated as moderateShow more
#8 - Sterkhorn Mountain (Mount Memory)
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 15.8 km • Est. 7 h
This is one of the most satisfying and challenging single day hikes up a standalone Drakensberg peak - it ranks alongside Cathedral Peak which is also about 10,000 ft high and 5,000ft elevation gain. Show more
#9 - Yellowwood Forest and Dip Tank Loop
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 3.2 km • Est. 1 h 4 m
Yellowwood Forest and Dip Tank Loop is a 3.2 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Imbabazane NU, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#10 - Crystal Falls and Breakfast Stream
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.1 km • Est. 3 h 1 m
Crystal Falls and Breakfast Stream is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Okhahlamba NU, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a waterfall and is rated as moderatShow more
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