uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park Wilderness Trails
About the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park:
This trans-frontier park (with Lesotho) and world heritage site spans over 200 000 hectares and has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts as well as visually spectacular sculptured arches, caves, cliffs, pillars and rock pools.
The site’s diversity of habitats protects a high level of endemic and globally important plants. The wilderness area is home to endangered species such as the Cape vulture and the Bearded Vulture, as well as enormous herds of eland and other indigenous animals and plants.
This spectacular natural site contains many caves and rock-shelters with the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa, south of the Sahara. They represent the spiritual life of the San people, who lived in this area over a period of 4,000 years.
About the trail:
The Drakensberg Mountain Range dominates the skyline of KwaZulu Natal and is unrivaled in its beauty. Our trails through this wilderness touch both the inner spirit and outer soul. A must for those who need to get in touch with their inner selves.
Our school, cadet troops and youth groups, with the aid of the Wilderness Foundation, can design a trail between 5-15 days in length and difficulty. Groups will be able to choose a particular focus for their trail to coincide with varying curriculums, areas of study or different challenges such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
All of our trails at the Ukhuluhamba World Heritage Site are accompanied by experienced and trained local guides from the Wilderness Leadership School (WLS) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.