Hiking in the Drakensberg, South Africa



There are few places in this world where you can completely switch off and enjoy the simple things around you. After months (ok, years…) of being digitally connected and constantly attached to something electronic, I put on my hiking boots and headed up a mountain. There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting on a rock at the very top with a 2hour climb behind you. And you can’t tweet from up there.


We took the Sunset Trail from our hotel, Champagne Castle, and trekked up a steep and grassy path to the top of the nearest mountain. It was amazing to be out in the sunshine, in nature and taking in some of the most stunning views that I have ever seen. The area is kind of old fashioned and classic, but you can’t date the views. They are spectacular.


We got totally lost and ended up hiking for 6 hours, but it was all good fun in the end. I loved being out and about. And thank God you can drink the water in the waterfalls!