Mafadi highest peak in South Africa
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  1. Boaz Zimbler
    May 11, 2017, 6:24 pm

    Me and my girlfriend, 23 years old and in a got shape are planning a 4 days trek around Drakensberg.
    I saw many of 4 days hikes at your website.
    We looking for a challenging one and with some nice view of course.
    Witch one do you recommend us?

    Thank you
    Boaz Zimbler

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Hike Overview


(4 DAYS)
Difficulty: hike-difficulty-4
This 4 day hike to Mafadi highest peak in South Africa starts from Injasuthi camp in the central Drakensberg Mountains. As Mafadi is the highest peak in South Africa makes it a popular hike. It certainly doesn’t give itself up easily.

Injasuthi is a beautiful and remote part of the Drakensberg.

We start off camping at Injasuthi camp and when we wake up we are off to the mountains. Day 1 is walking up a stunning valley crossing the Injasuthi river a few times with a quick visit to see some Bushman paintings. Then a lunch at the river while looking up at the huge Trojan wall. After digesting we head up a grassy slope to camp near Centenary hut. Day 2 is along the contour path to Judges pass. Well used by the locals it is an “easier” pass. If people are up for a challenge we can climb up Corner pass. Either way we hope to be on top in time for lunch. Once on top of the escarpment we camp near a clear stream or a bit further to sleep in the highest cave in the Drakensberg. The upper Injasuthi cave is at 3300m and overlooks the triplets and on to watch the sun rise shine on Cathkin peak. Mafadi is about 1 hour walk from the stream. After being the highest people in South Africa we stroll along the escarpment edge to lunch above Leslie's pass. After lunch it is a rather steep decent to camp at the base of Leslie's pass. The shorter option is to go back down Judges pass to camp at Centenary hut again. The last day is either back down the valley from Centenary hut to our cars or bolder hopping past marble baths from our camp below Leslie's pass.