This trip starts like the Standard Sani Tour by ascending the Sani Pass in a 4×4 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 3256 m. The distance hikes is around 6 km each way and the altitude gain is about 400 m. 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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Tour departs from Sani Lodge at 09.00 and returns around 17.00-17.30 hours.
Tour price includes a contribution to the Sani Top community which we visit. Our ground-breaking approach to community tourism means that your tour trice brings the benefits of tourism to a wide segment of the local community.
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