Core Activity:Rock Climbing / Abseiling
Budget:The cost of the day is R1030 per person. If you combine the activity with other hikes and trips, we give you a very good discount. Price includes:
• Entrance fee
• Guide fee
• Picnic lunch
• Use of ropes and equipment for climbing.
When to Go:Year round. Extreme weather conditions are not suitable.
Itinerary Rating:Trips are tailor-made to suit the ability of each client. For beginners this includes an introduction into the sport explaining how the different devices work, learning basic knots and the essential concept of the sport.
Other:We provide you with the ropes and safety equipment and picnic lunch. You need to bring: • Water • Good climbing shoes • Suitable clothing for climbing • Sunblock and • Backpack.
Points Of Interest:The Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge is found on a stunning 300 hectares of land near the foot of the Amphitheatre (Royal Natal National Park) and Cathedral Peak. The Mpande River weaves through the lands. The loft lounge has a fantastic view over the lodge and Drakensberg. Some rooms are in converted grain silos, using solar to heat the water and windmill power to pump it. A black pool is made from real Drakensberg rock and there is a barbecue area with a fire pit. The funky bar is a great meeting place for all, with a wonderful range of music, hookah pipes and a jacuzzi in the thick of the action. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A FULLY LICENSED BAR SO WE DO NOT PERMIT ANY OF YOUR OWN ALCOHOL ON THE PREMISES.
There is free use of the sauna and bouldering cave and a wicked array of delicious cocktails on offer so prepare yourself! Live music is performed on two different stages, one inside and one outside. Watch the sunset from our thatched loft lounge with DStv, a big screen and HD televisions, as well as a book swop and an internet cafe. Self-catering kitchens are fully equipped but there is no need to bring any food along as the restaurant serves gorgeous food and light snacks. Breakfasts start from 07h00 and our three-course evening meals cost R100. We serve both vegetarians and carnivores! This is also the site of the famous Smoking Dragon Festivals www.smokingdragon.co.za
Full day tailor-made rock climbing packages to various locations in the Northern and Central Drakensberg. Accompanied and introduced to rock climbing by qualified guides.
Rock Climbing is a growing sport worldwide yet this is probably the only backpackers in the country that offers an introduction into the sport. There is a wealth of rock climbing available in the area. Routes have been bolted and graded. There are also traditional routes. Yet again we visit new areas, some in the foothills amongst indigenous forest and game; and others in the high Berg itself. Climbers are picked up from Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge in the morning and driven to the beginning of the climbs. The views are not to be forgotten.
Trips are tailor-made to suit the ability of each client. For beginners this includes an introduction into the sport explaining how the different devices work, learning basic knots and the essential concept of the sport.
Guides are fully equipped and qualified. The fee includes: guides fees, equipment, climbing shoes, lunch, entrance levies and transport! Because Cathedral Summit and the rock climbing day require far more equipment and expertise they cost more, therefore we offer big discounts on our Rock Climbing and Cathedral Peak days if you do them in conjunction with the Lesotho and Tugela Falls Hikes.