My Champagne Castle Hiking experience in the Drakensberg Mountains We asked one of our regular clients to share in their latest experience. The hike was in the Central Drakensberg area and the objective was to get to the summit of the second highest mountain in South Africa known as Champagne Castle- a challenging yet rewarding trek with some incredible views. The camp for the 2 nights was nestled between the looming peaks of the Dragons Back, Champagne, Cathkin Peak and Monks Cowl. The camp known as Keith’s Bush Camp is the perfect spot for a summit bid. It is situated
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
South Africa Adventures' guide to the 5 best hiking areas of the Northern Drakensberg Are you looking at a hiking trip in the Drakensberg Mountains but have no idea where to begin? It’s no wonder you may be overwhelmed. These incredible and majestic mountains extend for over 200km from what is known as the Northern to Southern Drakensberg regions. So yes, it can be pretty overwhelming when deciding what part of the Drakensberg best suites your hiking needs. So where would the best areas be to go hiking in the Drakensberg? As mentioned the “Berg” as it is referred to
Bucket list adventures in South Africa So yes it’s no secret!!! South Africa is definitely my favorite place in the world especially if you are looking for the ultimate bucket list adventures. If I had a choice I would move there in a heartbeat. I love absolutely everything about the ‘Rainbow Nation’, from its stunning beaches to mystical forests to majestic mountains to chilled out and friendly vibe.  South Africa is definitely the perfect destination for adventure travellers the world over. I have traveled to the country with South Africa Adventures 5 times and yet I still find some incredible
5  reasons to book a guided Drakensberg hike with Us!  Indulge your senses and challenge your mental and physical ability in South Africa’s number one hiking destination - book a guided Drakensberg hike! The Dragon Mountains have a special kind of magical allure that will captivate your soul and leave you with an unquenchable and tantalizing desire to come back again and again. You will be immersed in some of the most scenic and remote mountain scenery. It is no wonder the Drakensberg has gained World Heritage Site status. So what makes hiking in the Drakensberg so special you may
Do you have Iron Deficient Anemia? Do you ever just have this overwhelming feeling all day, every day, that you have no energy?! Ever just sat there thinking, I eat well and healthily, I exercise, I take all my supplements, I get enough restful sleep but yet I just feel so lethargic and out of breath all the time?! Well it’s maybe time it’s time to have your iron levels tested, you may be suffering from iron deficient anemia. This form of anemia is one of the most prevalent types experienced by people. This type of anemia occurs when our bodies

Mafadi – the highest mountain in South Africa  One of the definite highlights of any trekking enthusiast is to summit the highest mountain in South Africa. The peak, which is situated in the Drakensberg Mountains, is named ‘Mafadi’. Although we have been involved in over 20 successful summits of this 3451m peak, this hiking trip was full of surprises. Our team for the hike consisted of just the 6 of us. The purpose of the hike was primarily to test the team’s mental and physical stamina in preparation for their upcoming attempt at climbing Island Peak (6189m) in the Himalayas.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Explained  Over the last couple of weeks we have discussed all the changes that your body will go through and how to best cope with the altitude and how best to prepare for it…….. Now, what happens when things do not go to plan? Acute Mountain Sickness: The Intro There are many things that can go wrong while on your trip. They can range from physical injury to severe illness. Over the next couple of weeks to months, we’ll be going over and discussing the various things that may go wrong. In each of the topics, we
Preparation for high altitude trekking advice from us to you! Last week we discussed the physiological changes your body will go through at high altitudes. This week we will be delving into how best to preparation for high altitude trekking ascents so you that are able to enjoy and love every moment of the trip. Preparation for high altitude trekking: The Intro Before you leave and tackle the mountain you’ve decided upon there are quite a few things you can do in preparation for high altitude trekking for the challenges ahead. These tips and ideas aren’t rules and regulations that you
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