The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

This is a wilderness area of untouched beauty. It was granted Cultural & Natural UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2000...

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Slackpacking in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands

The Kwazulu Natal Midlands

It’s hard not to fall in love with the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Snuggled between the mighty Drakensberg and the incredible Kwazulu...

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Wild Coast

The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast offers incredible scenery, quite unlike any other area of South Africa. The Wild Coast is a hiker's...

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The Cederberg

The Cederberg lies only 2½ hours north from Cape Town, however you feel as if you are in a different...

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Drakensberg Hikes operates out of the small town of Estcourt in the Drakensberg Mountains. we specialise in slack packing trails and tailor made trails particularly in the Drakesberg and Natal Midlands but also in all other parts of South Africa Who is Drakensberg Hikes? Deon Small - Drakensberg hiking guide Deon Small - Hiking guide with more than 30 years of hiking experience, be assured that you are in very...

Introduction to Drakensberg Hikes

Welcome to Drakensberg Hiking Tours. We are a tour operator that operates out of Estcourt in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands close to the Drakensberg. Our services concentrate on slack packing tours in South Africa and guided custom designed hiking trails in the Drakensberg. Drakensberg Hiking Tours specialises in mountain wilderness hiking and wildflower and nature trips all over South Africa’s and are considered to be a leading expert in the...

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Why Choose us?

There are mny tour operators to choose from. What you get from Drakensberg Hiking Tours is value for money, the very best of advice and the insiderer scooop on the very best that South Africa offers. out there

Expertise and Experience

Drakensberg Experites and trail guiding experience

Drakensberg Hiking Tours has been providing tour services since since forever and we have gained a reputation of an expert in the Drakensberg Mountains. Tourists...

Slack Packing Specialists

Drakensberg slack packing specialists

Drakensberg Hiking Tours started as a small tourism and hiking operation some 20 years ago and after being involved in the development of the Giants...


Drakensberg hiking sustainability

From a traveller perspective we promote experiences that are authentic and sustainable. Our Eco conscious attitude and our selection of ethical tourism products that we make use...

Drakensberg Hiking and Slack Packing

The Drakensberg mountains and Natal Midlands offer a wide range of walking, slack packing and hiking trails – from the easy strolls around the many resorts, to strenuous hikes to the summit.  Waterfalls, rivers, magnificent vistas and places of beauty and solitude are all there, just waiting for you to don your walking shoes (or hiking boots!) and explore.

This might have started out as a Drakensberg hiking trail website but has become more of a collection of slack packing trails around South Africa. Still the Drakensberg holds a very close place to my heart and although there are lots of magnificent slack packing trails few hold the magnificent drama of the Drakensberg Mountains.

If you are adventurous, discerning, independently-minded and looking for day or multi-day walking, hiking and trekking – you have come to the right place. Particularly if you like me enjoy hiking trails in comfort.

We can help you book these trails or refer you to the best person to manage that. Sometimes these things a just better arranged yourself and sometimes its better to have someone in the know assist you. Do it through us and generally you will not be mixed with other groups and individuals unless by special request.

We also design tailor made hiking trails which do do arround your expectations and your group’s aspirations, interests and fitness levels. We design an itinerary specially for you, we don’t fit you into an itinerary – so you get exactly what you want. As far as possible, we will guide you into places uncompromised by tourism.

If you discover any trials that I have missed please let me know. I love to hike especially slack packing trails and am almost always up to try a new slack packing trail this coming weekend.

Drakensberg Slack Packing Trails

Kwazulu Natal Midlands Slack Packing Trails

Eastern Cape Slack Packing Trails

Garden Route Slack Packing Trails

Wild Coast Slack Packing Trails

Cederberg Slack Packing Trails