Mountain Climbing South Africa
Cosmopolitan Cape Town is home to the most remarkable landmark, Table Mountain. Thanks to foresight, South African National Parks has created a series of guided walks giving you the adventure hiker a fresh perspective on Table Mountain. From one day to three day hikes up Table Mountain, you experience all her beauty with winding pathways through rugged wilderness, fern laced waterfalls, gorges and ravines.
The main face of Table Mountain is just three kilometres from side to side, so it’s easily conquered in a day or you can sleep at the top in a fantastic remote cottage and descend next day. Of course the views out over Cape Town are impressive as is the wilderness you walk through with 1,470 species of plants, abundant wildlife from birds, frogs to small mammals.
The policy here is ‘touch the earth lightly’ so your organised climb has a light footprint and you get the great adventure of climbing Table Mountain.
Climbing the Drakensberg
The Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range in a vast rugged terrain that is a hiking and climbing paradise. It is also a World Heritage site due to its natural beauty and biodiversity.
Professional, qualified mountain guides can take you on one day or multi-day hikes and climbs throughout the mountain range. Our favourites are Mount-aux-Souces, Cathedral Peak, Champagne Castle and Sani Pass.
For the brave, you can rock and ice climb between June and August, feeling complete exhilaration as you make it up large peaks deep in a wilderness area.
Cathedral Peak is one of the most climbed peaks in the Drakensberg range and is easily done in a day. The Bell Traverse offers the opportunity to traverse the slopes of multiple peaks up to 3,023 metres above sea level over the course of a few days.
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