Category Drakensberg

Halstätter Gletscher

9 hiking highlights from 2013

In 2013 I hiked more than in any year before. I walked in South Africa, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I explored a rain forest, climbed a 3, 000 m peak and crossed a glacier. In no particular order, here are my nine hiking highlights of 2013. 

In a rain forest in the Drakensberg

Drakensberg: 3 hiking trips from Inkosana Lodge

Autumn is in full swing here in Munich. It is grey, cold and it won’t be long until it starts snowing. This made me reminisce about the completely different autumn I experienced in the Drakensberg (South Africa) in April. In the South African version of autumn, I spent four days at Inkosana Lodge in the […]

Walking in Monk's Cowl

Notes on walking in the Drakensberg

Two weeks ago I wrote about a series of three day-trips I did in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in South Africa. I thought there were a few general points worth mentioning in addition to the trip reports. In hindsight we could have gotten even more out of the five days we spent in the area, […]

Potholes and cows on the road to Injisuthi.

A road less traveled: Injisuthi

Injisuthi was the third and last reserve in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park that I visited during my South Africa trip this April. In contrast to Monk’s Cowl and Cathedral Peak where we walked on the first two days, the escarpment in Injisuthi is somewhat lower (around 2,000 m vs. 3,000 m). The whole area is also […]

Cathedral Peak

Day two in the Drakensberg: Cathedral Peak

Like in Monk’s Cowl, where we walked on our first day in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park, the summit of Cathedral Peak gives its name to the whole reserve surrounding it. This is where we decided to drive out to on the second day.

A hot day in Monk's Cowl

Drakensberg: Feeling the heat in Monk’s Cowl

Monk’s Cowl is one of eleven reserves in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in South Africa. I spent a few days in the park while travelling through South Africa this April and did three day walks in different parts of the park. Monk’s Cowl, being right next to our accommodation at Inkosana Lodge, was the first […]