At a Glance

Hike the 60km National Hiking Way in the foothills of the Drakenberg from Sani Pass to Bushmans Nek. Self guided well marked trail with daily shuttles from the trail head to small hotels and lodges for overnight accommodation.

  • DestinationDrakensberg
  • ActivitySlackpacking
  • Duration4 nights
  • PriceFrom From R8500 pp

Trip Details

The Giants Cup Hiking Trail is part of the National Hiking Way. The hike follows a well established and clearly marked trail that runs southwards from Sani Pass in the north to Bushmans Nek in the south, the full trail being approximately 60km in length. It falls within the Ukahlamba Wilderness Area (a World Heritage Site) and is administered by KZN Wildlife who provide 5 overnight huts along the route - at Pholela (Cobham valley), Mzimkhulwana, Winterhoek and Swimans (in the Drakensberg Gardens valley) and at Bushmans Nek.

SA Adventure Trails has introduced slack-packing to this trail for those who would like to walk the trail during the day and stay at comfortable lodges at night where all meals are provided for.

Services offered on this tour include

# 4 nights overnight Accommodation (private guest lodges)

# Full Catering Facilities (dinner, bed and breakfast and a packed lunch for 3 days)

# Luggage Transfer from Lodge to Lodge

# Pick Up from End Point of Hike

# Safe Parking of Vehicles during the Hike

Departures are organized for the spring and autumn months when the weather is predictable and mostly fine - outside of the summer thunderstorms and cold winters. Groups of 4 - 10 hikers are welcome to form their own parties or join one of the scheduled hikes planned for March to May, or September to November