3 Day Drakensberg Slackpacking Adventure Frequently Asked Questions What you need to know about the 3 day Slackpacking Adventure in the Northern Drakensberg The pick-up location for the tour? The pick-up location for the tour is “The Stables Village Market. 212 3rd Ave, Chartwell, Fourways”.   You will need to drive into the property. There is secure parking with security so don’t worry about your car. It will be safe. Click here for the Google Maps Directions What if I selected the self-drive option? If you are going to be driving down by yourself in your own car you would need

What you need to know about the 2 day Amphitheatre Hike in the Drakensberg FAQ: 2 day Amphitheatre Hike in the Drakensberg What you need to know about the 2 day Amphitheatre Hike in the Drakensberg The pick-up location for the tour? The pick-up location for the tour is “The Stables Village Market. 212 3rd Ave, Chartwell, Fourways”.   You will need to drive into the property. There is secure parking with security so don’t worry about your car. It will be safe. Click here for the Google Maps Directions Why we can’t pick you up from you home? Pure logistics

What you need to know about a 3 day Drakensberg Hike The pick-up location for the tour? The pick-up location for the tour is “The Stables Village Market. 212 3rd Ave, Chartwell, Fourways”.   You will need to drive into the property. There is secure parking with security so don’t worry about your car. It will be safe. Click here for the Google Maps Directions Why we can’t pick you up from you home? Pure logistics are to blame. We have over 15 people to pick up. So you can imagine the nightmare of driving all over Johannesburg to the various

Our guided Drakensberg hiking tours from Johannesburg South Africa Adventures are the leading tour company when it comes to guided Drakensberg hikes from Johannesburg. We have been involved in over 200 guide hikes to South Africa’s premiere trekking destination for over 10 years. We get it!!! You would love to go hiking in the Drakensberg but you are faced with a number of challenges; You have no one go with You lead a pretty hectic lifestyle and the logistics of organizing the trip for yourself or a group of friends is just too stressful You are a solo traveller and

What happens to your body at altitude?  So, you’ve made the decision to tackle some of the best travel adventures offered by South Africa Adventures?! Let’s discuss the changes your body will experience while moving into higher altitudes, but before that we should go back to the basics. The Basics Your body is comprised of multiple organs systems which work either independently of each other or in unison and live in a state of harmony till disturbed by external or internal influences. We know these systems as the: Cardiovascular system (heart and lungs), Neurological system (brain and nerves), Haematological system (blood),

What to do if faced with an emergency in the Drakensberg  So you are looking at going on an epic hike in the Drakensberg but you are worried about your safety? That is a fair enough point given the remoteness of the hiking trails. So let us put your mind at ease. In the following article we will take you through our safety protocol that we have implemented for all of our Drakensberg hikes. Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of potential dangers/scenarios on the hike and how we have a plan to overcome them. We will also

What food to take on a Drakensberg hike – All you need to know One of the biggest questions we get asked- ‘what kind of food do I need for a Drakensberg hike?’  We have been hiking in the Drakensberg for over 20 years and understand the crucial factor food and nutrition plays in a successful and relatively pain free hiking experience. We have included some ideas that we have picked up over the years to assist you with maintaining your strength and vitality in the mountains.  The article includes an eating plan on how to maintain your weight and

How fit do I need to be for a hike in the Drakensberg? Drakensberg Hike Fitness – not only is this one of the most frequently asked questions about our hiking tours in the Drakensberg but is also a topic of concern for us as a guiding company as well. A lot of people underestimate hiking in the mountains. There are so many factors at play that the average person does not take into account when booking for a hike. We have written this article to hopefully give our clients a rough idea of what to expect, how to train

5 tips for staying warm in the Drakensberg Mountains I have been around for 40 years and have been hiking in the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa for 20 of those years. And what have I learnt? Well they are quite simple really. They are only 3 guarantees in life. You are going to die. You have to pay taxes and there will be rain and mist when you go trekking in the Drakensberg. Wet clothing can be potentially dangerous as they conduct heat away from your body thus making you very susceptible to hypothermia-a life threatening condition that can

Our advice on trekking equipment for the Drakensberg Mountains Making sure you have packed the correct trekking equipment for the Drakensberg Mountains can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. How much weight should I carry? What size backpack do I need? Do I really need my hairdryer? Most hikers have these questions leading up to a Drakensberg hiking adventure. We have been guiding hiking tours into the Drakensberg for over 10 years and not only that, in all types of weather conditions. And yes we have seen it all? We love our pre climb backpack inspection as we are