South Africa: Mountain Climbing

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South Africa Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing in South Africa

With its vast amount of majestic and looming mountain regions, South Africa is perfect for invigorating mountain climbing adventures. South Africa’s mountainous regions boast, placing you in mountain climbing heaven. KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg are renowned for picturesque views of waterfalls, lush forests and valleys. The Drakensberg is Southern Africa's mightiest mountain range and especially beautiful when snow-capped in winter. The Western Cape, with Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Chapman’s Peak and the lush Cederberg Mountains is an ideal region for mountain climbing.

Rock Climing in South Africa

If its rock climbing you’re looking for, South Africa has a wealth of quality rock climbing regions. Some of the areas and routes are, according to quite a considerable number of visitors, absolutely world-class. Several of the sport climbing areas are very good, but perhaps not the best on the planet. It is on the traditional, or adventure, climbing front that South African climbing really shines.