The high traverse of the northern Drakensberg is one of the most popular hikes on the High Berg as this is arguably, the most spectacular section of the whole range. From the beginning to the end this hike is full of memorable views. The descent to the Cathedral Peak Hotel via the Bell Traverse is without a doubt the most remarkable day you can have in these mountains.
This hike can only be attempted by those with extended hiking experience, with high level of fitness and high standard of gear. Be prepared to carry a 15 - 25kg backpack. Alternatively, porters can be arranged on request.
Area: Amphitheatre, Mnweni and Cathedral Peak
Distance: 72 km
Days: 5 days / 4 nights
Grade: 4.5/5 (self-sufficient) - 3.5/5 (portered)