Best Drakensberg slackpacking adventures!
So you’re looking at hiking in the Drakensberg mountains? But you’ve seen the smelly, undernourished and physically broken hikers coming off the mountain before. You’ve heard about the hectic conditions on the escarpment above 3000m. You’ve see the poor hikers bent over with pot and rope laden backpacks. You’ve heard that the food eaten is or purely functional reasons and does not include that juicy steak you had hoped for. And no hot shower at the end of the day? No ways. You want no part of such savage activities.
But….you love hiking, the mountains and the allure of freedom and adventure that the Drakensberg offers. You also love your creature comforts like a bed, good meal around a roaring fire and maybe beer or 10 just for good measure. Congratulations, you are a confirmed ‘slackpacker’.
So what is slackpacking?
Basically the concept was borne for those travellers who have a love for hiking but want to experience the mountains in relative comfort. Maybe your fitness and endurance levels are not quite ready for a 3 day hike covering 45km. Maybe you are not up for carrying a backpack laden with sleeping bags, clothing and food. Maybe the thought of no shower for a couple of days is just to gross for words. Maybe the thought of sleeping on rocky, uncomfortable ground is a definite no-no.
Slackpacking-How we roll
We hear you!!! We have created an action packed Drakensberg experience that includes all the creature comforts. The Drakensberg is bursting with adventure activities. We have added some serious adventure spice to our bubbling pot of Drakensberg Slackpacking stew that we are sure will appeal to your tantalizing taste for adventure.
What are the pros of a slackpacking adventure?
- No heavy backpacks
- Hikes and activities are designed for travellers of all fitness levels
- You do not have to be super fit
- The tour includes a variety of activities from hiking to abseiling to quadbiking
- We make use of a base camp with beds and bathroom facilities
- Proper traditional meals around a roaring fire