Amphitheatre Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Amphitheatre Trail is a 13.4 kilometer out and back trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 13.4 km Elevation Gain: 592 m Route Type: Out & Back


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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.

2 months ago

Beautiful landscapes, we went a little further than the original record. At the end you can go in the river and there is two small trails. Had to remove our shoes to cross the river (end of April)

8 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail last month. It was our last stop in South Africa and well worth the effort getting there. It is not a difficult trail -- quite shorter than the 8 miles stated -- and you do need a good head for exposure while on the ladders. I recommend bringing scree gloves that provide some degree of grip on the metal rungs. There's a gully option you can choose in lieu of the ladders. To me it looked much more difficult. Our guide said it can quickly turn dangerous during a rain. We went during the dry season and we expected Tugela Falls to be be dry. However, anyone wishing to see the falls should remember it is seasonal!

9 months ago

Amazing views all round, slept at the top for a night and it was incredible. Mornings are to die for when the clouds come in.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This is a great day hike to do from Thendele. Well marked and not steep. The first few miles is typical Berg hiking up the valley, through open country and a few forests. The hike should really be called the Gorge hike (as its marked in the reserve’s signs), and hiking up the gorge at the end is a must. You pass through the steep-sided gorge, with spectacular views up to Amphitheatre, and can swim in the pools carved in the rock. Watch out of flash floods and speak to the rangers before hiking up the gorge though.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

We summited the Mount Aux Sources on the 28 January 2018. Its breathtaking to walk until the Ampithetre and the view from the Top its amazing.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Great walk gives you a good feel for the area

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