Drakensberg - Thabana Ntlenyana

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THABANA NTLENYANA VIA SANI PASS - 2 days

A scenic two day, one night Circular Trek in the Southern Drakensberg incorporating the summit of the highest point in the Southern Africa: Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m) which is on the Lesotho side of the Drakensberg.

From the town of Underberg, GoVertical will transport you in a 4x4 vehicle up the dramatic twists & turns of Sani Pass as it winds up the Southern slopes of Drakensberg. Sani pass gains altitude at a steep 1300m over 22km. You'll pass through the South Africa border post & into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

The trek starts out along the Sani River ascending close to the Southern Drakensberg escarpment with views over the spectacular Mkhomazi Wilderness area. From the summit of Thabana Ntlenyana there are commanding views of the Drakensberg range & the Lesotho Highlands.

We spend the night camping on the slopes of Thabana Ntlenyana, your meals prepared for you by GoVertical guides. A final treat before descending Sani pass in a 4x4 vehicle is a stop at South Africa's highest Pub and restaurant.


 
 

THABANA NTLENYANA VIA MKOMAZI PASS - 4 days

This is a challenging 4 day 3 night trek to Thabana Ntlenyana via Mkomazi Pass. Forget the 4x4 trip up Sani Pass, instead you'll hike from Vergelegen at the base of the Drakensberg range (1500m) up a typical Drakensberg pass to the highest point in Southern Africa.

The undulating green hills of the lower berg at Vergelegen soon give way to steeper ascents over grassland and when you start seeing jagged cliffs you'll have experienced the delight and challenge of a true Drakensberg pass. Your reward is ever more commanding vistas of Kwa Zulu Natal behind you.

Thabana Ntlenyana stays out of sight until late on the 2nd day. As you pop onto the Drakensberg escarpment, successfully in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Thabana Ntlanyana (Beautiful little Mountain) will perch ahead of you.

Grand panorama's await from the Summit 3482m before your return to the verdant valleys of the Mkomazi Wilderness. This is a steep but rewarding hike to the summit of Thabana Ntlenyana, great for fit hikers. Porters can be arranged on request.


 
 
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