Drakensberg Grand Traverse

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Drakensberg Grand Traverse is a 202.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Theseng, Free State, South Africa that offers scenic views. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking and backpacking.

DISTANCE
202 km
ELEVATION GAIN
6,686 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible trail along the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. One of the best hikes around. The official trail consists of eight unmarked checkpoints but there is so much beautiful scenery that you won't go wrong by going off course. The views from the edge to the Underberg 4,000 feet below are unforgettable.

Typically hiked SOBO from the Sentinel Car Park to Bushman's Nek. Fees are required for Royal Natal National Park and Giant's Castle. All hikers should sign the Mountain Rescue Register at their point of entry. Amphitheatre Backpackers is a great stay either before or after your hike.