Hodgson's Peaks Day Tour


This trip starts like the Standard Sani Tour by ascending the Sani Pass in a 4x4 vehicle. Parking at Sani Top, we set off on a 4 hour (return) hike to climb the highest peak on this section of the southern Drakensberg, Hodgson’s Peaks (also called “The Giant’s Cup”) at 3256m. The distance hikes is around 6km each way and the altitude gain is about 400m. This guided hike crosses alpine meadowland, past flocks of sheep and angora goats minded by shepherds, before the final climb to the peak. Situated on the edge of the escarpment, the summit provides not only a satisfying climb, but superb 360 degree views of the Drakensberg, the KZN midlands and in to the mountainous interior of Lesotho. The hike can be described as moderate – hiking only – no technical climbing involved.

Tour departs from Sani Lodge at 07.45 and returns around 17.00-17.30 hours.

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