6 Day Drakensberg Mafadi Hike – Highest Mountain in South Africa!
Dominating the top of the Drakensberg escarpment is the highest mountain in South Africa-Mafadi. Its flat table like summit curiously regards the famous mountains below that have gained a World Heritage status in 2000. The Drakensberg Mafadi route is well known for is majestic views and memorable challenges.
The peak attracts a year-round procession of boot-clad hikers looking at standing on the highest point in South Africa. The mountain, a remnant of an ancient range receives South Africa’s first rays of sunlight. An experience well worth the effort to get to. The Drakensberg offers a wealth of climbing opportunities in a variety of environments.
South Africa Adventures are proud to offer climbs to the highest mountain in South Africa: Mafadi which reaches a height of 3451m/11320 ft. The classic route up to the summit is via what is known as Judges Pass. The final summit push being made from the Upper Injasuhti Cave which offers one of the best sunrises in the Drakensberg.
The hike up requires a moderate level of fitness and there are no technical climbing skills needed; but perseverance, physical exertion, teamwork and patience are all necessary for this climb. Many climbers find this to be the most challenging of all the Drakensberg hikes. Given the rigors of this hike, we suggest participants have previous trekking experience.
The 6-day package of the Drakensberg Mafadi hike includes a professional hiking expert that will take you to the summit and bring you back safely. Our Knowledgeable guides will share some of the greatest stories the highest mountain in South Africa has kept secret for years. The evenings under the African stars is definitely one of the big highlights of this hike especially after summiting this Drakensberg challenge.