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Mafadi, South Africa

4-day Hike to Mafadi (3,450m), the highest point in South Africa in the Drakensberg

Join a certified guide on this amazing 4-day hike to Mafadi (3,450m), the highest point in South Africa in Central Drakensberg! Witness exceptional scenery traversing the rugged mountain slopes!


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4 Days


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  • Cross the Judges Pass.
  • Hike to the highest point in South Africa.
  • Witness exceptional views of the mountains.


Located on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, Mafadi(3,450 m) is the highest point in South Africa. On this 4-day trip, we’ll embark on an extraordinary hike to this high peak in the Drakensberg traversing rugged terrain and exploring the unique biodiversity of the region.

The hike takes you through some of the most scenic parts of Drakensberg. Undoubtedly one of the best hikes in South Africa, it covers a distance of about 65 km in 4 days and involves an altitude gain of over 2500m.

We’ll start from our campsite in the province of KwaZulu Natal. Ascending on a steep, rocky path, we’ll cross the Judges Pass. Depending upon the fitness of the group, we can choose to hike the Corner Pass.

The trail takes you on a cragged terrain of loose rocks and sand. A strenuous hike leads all the way to the summit cave known as Upper Injasuthi Cave. From here, we’ll proceed towards the Marble Bath Cave. As the name suggests, the cave has a pool of crystal clear water. Here, we will take a dip to refresh ourselves and ward off the fatigue from the hike.

You’ll witness exceptional views of Drakensberg as you hike. After soaking in the calming silence and panoramic vistas of the mountains, we’ll descend crossing the steep and notorious Leslies Pass on our way back.

The trip involves covering a distance of about 14 km every day in a mountainous landscape. As it is a challenging hike, we recommend you to be fit and have previous hiking experience before attempting this mountain giant.

So, if you have all that it takes to take on this imposing peak in the Drakensberg in South Africa, book now! We guarantee it will be an experience of a lifetime!

Looking for some easy adventure in South Africa? Check out this half-day guided hike to Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Minimum 2 persons required.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Roosfontein Kestell South Africa
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Hotel at Tzaneen Tzaneen South Africa
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Hotel Macarthur Tzaneen South Africa
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