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Hiking in the Drakensberg


Coming up to visit us at Lane? We have some amazing hiking trails in the Drakensberg. Before you set off on your leisurely or strenuous stroll please see below some very important information from The Drakensberg Experience Tourism.


The Drakensberg Experience Tourism would like to strongly recommend that any hiker to the Drakensberg never to hike alone.


Please always fill in the mountain register and notify a third party of your intentional hiking route.


Ensure you have food, water, warm clothes and preferably a cell phone, even when you hike the lower berg.


Always check a detailed weather forecast before embarking on a hike. We have enclosed a list of contact numbers below for the relevant parks in the area should you or anyone else require information about the predicted weather and/or safety with regards to hiking at that particular time of the year.


Thank you very much for your understanding in this regard.We love our mountains and want everyone else to love it too and have the most amazing walks.


Belinda Spence

Chairperson Drakensberg Experience


If you have any concerns or reservations about your hike, if you need assistance or in the case of an emergency please phone the following numbers.

NORTHERN/ CENTRAL MALOTI-DRAKENSBERG SUB-REGION CONTACT DETAILS

ROYAL NATAL (206601)

OIC – Stephen Richert


036 438 6412 (telephone)

082 459 0279

CATHEDRAL PEAK (205801)

OIC – Elesta Hadebe


036-4881 880 (telephone/fax)

084 777 0877

MONKS COWL (206201)

OIC – Mark Robertson


036-4681078 (telephone/fax)

083 6083742

INJISUTHI CAMP (208201)

Resort Manager – Dennis Miya


036 431 9000

036 431 9001 (fax)

072 420 6981

GIANTS CASTLE (207401)

OiC – Ntombenhle Mthethwa


036 353 3727

084 3638660

071 570 1816

OR……

IN THE EVENT OF A MOUNTAIN RESCUE EMERGENCY PLEASE REPORT THE PROBLEM TO:

Emergency Medical Rescue Service

0800 0051 33

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GET IN TOUCH

Champagne Lane Resort
Tel: 036 468 1215
Email: admin@champagnelane.co.za

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG (REMAINING ON N3)

Remain on N3 through the Thukela Plaza ( Ladysmith )


After Tuhkela Plaza, take off ramp number 230 ( Bergville / Ladysmith )
At the top of the off-ramp turn l
eft.


Travel 5kms and turn right turn towards Winterton / Spioenkop Dam
Travel through the Thukela Valley


At T Junction, turn left to Winterton ( approx. 1 km ). At the first set of robots in Winterton, turn right.Travel for 13 kms, at the four-way intersection ( Thokozisa / information centre on the left hand side)


Continue straight for 17 kms, past Champagne Sports and cross the river,


Your next left turn will be signposted Champagne Lane. Continue straight over the low-level bridge  for approximately. 1.3 km to the T Junction.Turn right at T junction onto a dirt road, This is our driveway

DIRECTIONS FROM DURBAN

Remain on N3 through Mooi River Plaza.Take 2nd Estcourt North off-ramp number 179.At the top of off-ramp turn left to Loskop. Be aware of cattle, pedestrians and speed humps along this road.


Turn left After approximately. 32 km when you come to a 4-way intersection with Thokozisa / information centre on your left. Continue straight for 17 kms, Pass Champagne Sports and cross the river,
Your next left turn will be signposted Champagne Lane.Continue straight over low-level bridge for approximaqtely 1.3 km to T Junction.Turn right at T junction onto a dirt road, and this is our driveway