This guide is intended for backpackers who want to enjoy a truly immersive experience exploring the Natal Drakensberg in South Africa. It contains information about entry points, route-planning, caves, huts, passes and mountain safety. It offers additional information that can enrich your visit to this vast wilderness area. The content has been accumulated over many years by its contributors. This website allows them to share their knowledge and experience with you. We hope you find it useful.
About our name
Inexperienced sailors who have yet to develop their sea legs are referred to mockingly by old sea hands as “landlubbers”. Here we use the term in a complimentary sense to describe someone who has strong land legs and an affinity for the mountains, which are usually far removed from the sea.