2005 - The Maloti Drakensberg Mountains offer opportunities fine hiking for all levels up to the most strenuous hikes onto the escarpment. With its sheer cliffs, its fauna, its flora and its San rock art, hiking here becomes a unique experience. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and always carry water and a map.
Cathedral Peak is a mountain in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a 3.004 m high free standing mountain in the Drakensberg. The mountain is also known as Mponjwana by the local Amangwane people. Cathedral Peak is part of the Cathedral Ridge which is at right angles to the main range.
The weather can be quite unpredictable, no matter the season. Hike in shorts in summertime but prepare yourself with a hat and sunscreen. When handling the passes, take a jacket as you wil climb up to 1.000 m
Because of the height climbed, the thin air, the distances involved, their steepness and even their remoteness, passes are a challenge. The condition of the passes varies considerably from easy upto hiking trails requiring the use of ropes.
FOOD & TRAVELLING
The moderate trail is easy to handle. Depending on your trail speed (wandering, walking, running) you need to prepare. Always bring water, a hat, sunscreen and s small backpack with food. Don't forget a printed map and your gpx coordinates as not all trails are marked.