Ascending the Amphitheatre

Ascending the Amphitheatre The stunning sprawl of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre’s solid rock face rises up a staggering 3,254 metres above sea level at its highest point, Mont-Aux-Sources. As our team of hikers assembled at Sentinel Park, the impressive and comparatively ominous peaks stood before us in all their well-weathered glory, a rumble of summer rains…… Continue reading Ascending the Amphitheatre

The Great CHOC Trek

The annual Sani Pass trek for CHOC – The Childhood Cancer Foundation – is in its 6th year this year, and is aimed at raising funds for children with cancer and life threatening blood disorders. The CHOC trek which takes place on 9 August, calls on those who are willing to enter the challenge for…… Continue reading The Great CHOC Trek

Calling All Avid Adventurers!

If you are planning a trip to the Drakensberg and looking to conquer any one of the magnificent hiking trails throughout this region – whether it is a day trip or an overnight cave hike, there are a few essential items and tips to remember… Essentials to pack for a day hike Whether it is…… Continue reading Calling All Avid Adventurers!

The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part Two)

Day Six of this epic adventure saw the brave hikers ascend only higher and deeper into the Drakensberg range, facing plummeting temperatures, muscle ache, fatigue and a lack of water. Nevertheless the intrepid five braved the elements and continued on that morning through Xeni Pass and over the ridge past the landmark known as the…… Continue reading The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part Two)

Cape Town Cool

Cape Town: this city is the definition of ‘too cool for school’, a place where you could be climbing a mountain in the morning, lazing on the beach at midday and surrounded by vineyards at a 5-star bistro for dinner. Hastings Hall is located in a truly convenient spot, maximising your every opportunity to explore…… Continue reading Cape Town Cool

The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part one)

Six intrepid hikers from the Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort recently embarked on a journey of epic proportions across the Drakensberg range to raise funds for the Rhino Army / Wildlands Conservation Trust. The first ever attempt at traversing this route, beginning at Qwantani and up over to the Babangibona Saddle through to Bushman’s Nek…… Continue reading The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part one)

The Big Chill (Part II)

INJISUTHI, DRAKENSBERG Misplaced car keys, a baboon raid and a bout of food poisoning – what more could a bunch of hikers ask for? Unlike our previous escapade to Lesotho, our overnight hike to Wonder Cave in Injisuthi Valley had been planned months in advance. Luckily, or perhaps ‘ignorance is bliss’ should have applied in…… Continue reading The Big Chill (Part II)

The Qwantani Team Is Off On An Adventure!

There are just two months left until six of Qwantani’s staff members will be embarking on their journey through the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. This is a backpacking hike, typically from Witsieshoek through to Bushman’s Nek. However, the team will be attempting for the very first time to hike from Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort to…… Continue reading The Qwantani Team Is Off On An Adventure!