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Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Spectacular views of the Mzimkhulu Valley, as seen from the Giant's Cup trailThis 60km, 5-day trail is an ideal introduction to the Drakensberg for those who are unfamiliar with it. It stretches from the foot of the Sani Pass in the north to Bushman’s Neck in the south, and winds past spectacular sandstone formations and valleys with crystal-clear pools.

This is a relatively easy hike, and should prove no great challenge for novice hikers. It plateaus at Tortoise Rocks, giant boulders that resemble prehistoric tortoises. This is also a famous rock-art site in the Berg. Other scenic features of this hike include the spectacular Mzimkhulu Valley and Giant’s Castle.

Trail info: Accommodation on the hike is at five overnight huts, equipped with bunks, mattresses, cold water and toilets. A colour trail map is available at the start of the trail. NB! There is no overnight hut at the start of the trail, and arrangements must be made for transport at the end of the trail, as it is open-ended.

Getting there: from Durban, take the N3 to Howick. Here, take the R617 to Underberg and follow signs to Himeville. Here, follow the signs to the Cascades in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, where the trail starts.

Tel: +27 (0)36 845 1000   Email for bookings

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