Hike & Stay Overnight in a Cave in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg

Spend the night in a cave in the wilderness of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg of KwaZulu Natal. This is an overnight hike through the pristine mountains of the 'little berg' and is accessible to any reasoanbly fit person. Expect to carry all your own gear and help with camp life such as cooking and cleaning. The hike is roughly 12km per day and we carry everything in and out with us. We tread lightly and leave no trace. This hike is all about enjoying the wilderness and the company of our fellow hikers and is not structured as a formal tour.

Highlights:
• Enjoying the peace of the the Drakensberg Mountains
• Swimming in Mountain streams
• Sleeping in a Cave

Duration 2 days
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Overnight accommodation
  • meals on hike
  • transport from hotel to hiking venue
  • sleeping bag
  • backpack
  • sleeping mat
  • coffee/tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's excluded :
  • personal clothing (see compulsory list)
  • meals and drinks in transit portion of activity
Itinerary

Day1:
• picked up at 5:30pm in air conditioned vehicle
• +- 3 hour drive to the Drakensberg with refreshment stop
• arrive at destination
• gear allocation, packing of bags and hike briefing
• begin hike at roughly 10am
• stops at appropriate times for snacks and lunch
• arrive at cave mid afternoon
• Relax, chillax...take a load off - literally
• explore the immediate area at your leisure
• Dinner, chatting and sleep

Day 2:
• Breakfast
• enjoy the morning rays and tranquility
• break camp and head back to vehicle
• stopping at our leisure
• arrive at vehicle
• showers available and a chance to get into a fresh pair of clothes
• head back to Durban
• Stop for refreshments (your own account)
• Drop off at your accomodation

Inclusions:
• breakfast, lunch and dinner on the hike. (Basic hiking food)
• Backpack
• Sleeping Bag
• Sleeping Mat
• Plastic bags to pack clothing into to protect from rain
• coffee/tea
• Fresh mountain water from the rivers
• Transport to/from your hotel in Durban
• Entrance fees

Exclusions
• Appropriate clothing for hiking(list below)
• Food and drink on the driving part of the journey
• alcohol
• Travel Insurance

Essential Gear(Compulsory):
• Good pair of hiking boots or trail running shoes
• Rain coat or windbreaker
• Warm thermal top
• Warm long pants for evenings
• comfortable walking shorts or trousers
• 2 pairs socks
• 2 shirts
• long sleeve shirt, jersey or thermal underwear
• beanie
• hat for sun protection
• Waterproof trousers(optional)
• Gloves(Optional but recommended in winter)
• scarf (optional)
• Underwear
• sunscreen
• Personal medication 
• Personal toiletries(Biodegradable toothpaste is possible)

Leave no Trace Policy:
• All rubbish will be carried out with us
• When you go the toilet you need to dig a deep hole far away from our cave and far away from any paths or water sources.
• No fires...we only cook on gas
• no littering!
• No shortcuts, we try and use the provided paths as best as possible
• No picking of our flowers or any flora
• We always keep a respectful distance between any animals we may encounter
• We keep our noise to a minimum. No music..only natures tunes.
• No use of any soap in the rivers(even biodegradable). It's only 2 days you will be fine!
• No touching of rock art in any way!
Departure Point :
Centrall located Durban Hotels
Departure Time :
5:30am
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Feral Adventures

Activity ID: V-66715P1

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