Amphitheater and Tugela Falls


Activity Description

Meeting at the Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge reception we will transfer you up to the car park, trail head in a 4×4. Leaving the Sentinel car park, we follow the footpath past the mighty Sentinel 3165m – the highest free standing peak in the Northern Drakensberg – contouring our way to the base of the chain ladders. We use these iron ladders to gain access to the Mont-Aux-Sources Plateau. The plateau is the source of many of South Africa’s rivers including the Tugela which winds its way down to the Indian Ocean near Durban.

The escarpment is about 3000m above sea level, with the steep walls, great valleys and pinnacles facing roughly east and the Lesotho Highlands filling the horizon to the west. From the edge of the Drakensberg, you will have spectacular views of the Amphitheatre, the Sentinel & the Tugela falls disappearing into the vast valleys below as well as the peaks that make up this amazing world heritage site.

If luck is with us, we will be able to see the endangered Bearded Vulture, Jackal buzzards, Mountain Rhebuck and perhaps some baboons. This sensitive and pristine wilderness area is an absolute must in the Drakensberg.
Distance 16km Duration of Walk 8 hours. Lunch on the Amphitheater, weather permitting.


ProviderGoVertical Mountaineering & Trekking
Duration8 hours
WhenAll year round, weather dependant
WhereWitsieshoek Mountain Lodge GPS Co ordinates -28.6855, 28.8984
WeatherWeather dependant service
What to WearComfortable clothing to hike in, hiking boots or trainers
Things to BringSmall Day Backpack • Hiking boots or trainers • Comfortable clothes • Sun screen • A hat • A warm weather proof jacket • A camera • Juice and energy snacks or sweets
Guests or SpectatorsUnfortunately not


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


• Packed Lunches on hikes
• Park fees
• Local mountain guide
• Safety Gear
• Return 4×4 Transfers


• Beverages,
• Medical/ Rescue Insurance


OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Please Inquire for details
• Transfers to the Drakensberg
• A night’s accommodation before or after the day’s hike to allow a relaxed start/ end to the day

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