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A bit of both in the northern Drakensberg



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Our guiding section:
The Mountain Guide
Activity   Walking, hiking and trekking
Description  A trip lasting 5 days. On this trip you will start from the Mnweni Cultural Centre in the Mnweni Valley and ascend either Mnweni, Rockeries or Ntonjelane Pass. You will traverse south along the Drakensberg escarpment for a day before descending Mlambonja Pass. This allows us to cover a part of the Mnweni Circuit and the last 2 days of the Mini Traverse.
Mnweni Pass
Daily distances are in the vicinity of 12-18 km with a mean altitude 3000m. At least one of the days will involve ascending a Drakensberg pass which will climb about 1500m over a distance of 3-5 km. Regardless of the season you stand a good chance of experiencing the awe of Drakensberg weather - icy cold in winter, incredible thunderstorms during summer.

This trip is tailored for those who are a bit fitter than most but can`t afford to spend a full 6 days on a traverse. We get to cover the Mnweni Valley as well as part of the escerpment as we head south.

Pricing will depend on group size and variations in itinerary, but as a guideline:
  • 1 person: R 16,000 (Not recommended for reasons of safety)
  • 2 people: R 9,000 per person.
  • 3 people: R 7,000 per person.
  • 4+ people: R 6,000 per person.

    These costs include:
  • Permits
  • Food
  • Guide(s)
  • Gear hire of items such as tents, stoves and pots where needed.

    Feel free to contact us for a quote for your group.
  • Type   Standard trips
    Cost  P.O.A

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