The Drakensberg is the highest and most extensive mountain range in Southern Africa and stretches from Sehlabathebe National Park in the south to the Sentinel in the north, a distance of circa. 200 km (125 miles). The summit is a plateau characterised by domes, ridges and valleys sloping gradually to the west and buttresses, cutbacks, gullies, free-standing peaks and sheer cliffs to the east. The Thaba Ntlenyana at 3,482 m (11,452 ft) is the highest point and Sani Pass at 2,865 m (9,400 ft) the lowest, with the average altitude being 3000 m above sea level.
With over 600 sites and 40,000 images recorded, the Drakensberg is home to 35% of South Africa's San rock art, placing it among one of less than 3% of World Heritage Sites declared for both natural and cultural importance.
The Drakensberg is undoubtedly the most ideal landscape in Southern Africa to plan and undertake a mountain expedition.
- All participants are 15 years or older.
- Itineraries are for a minimum of 10 days groups consist of a minimum of 10 participants
- Groups are accompanied by at least 1 adult per 10 students
- All participants agree to sign a responsible tourist code of conduct
- Proof of travel insurance before arrival