So how do we even begin to try and explain the immense beauty and untouched ruggedness of the Drakensberg Mountains? We could take the easy path and make you swallow a mind altering blue tablet that we got from a friend of ours called Morpheus in exchange for going down a rabbit hole.
The pill has been designed with hikers in mind. It infiltrates your neural pathways and creates a cerebral arena of majestic mountain scenery, spires of towering basalt castles and enchanting valleys of forests and waterfalls. However…. The pill has gone missing. This, of course, leaves us with the need for an alternative plan of action. We recommend that hikers join a guided Drakensberg hike with Soul Adventures instead. Our guided hikes will give you a , skunk, class-A, messed up, I can think let alone walk high that will stay with you forever.
The Drakensberg mountains create a natural border between South Africa and Lesotho. The average height on the ‘escarpment’ in about 3,200 topping out at 3,451m-the highest mountain in South Africa known as Mafadi.
First of all, we are continually looking for ways to get ranked on page 1 of Google for the key word, “guided hikes in the Drakensberg’. So we are going to include as much information as we can to keep you on the sight for as long as we can. This apparently helps with our ratings and thus increases the amount of guided hikes we can create to the Drakensberg. And of course, given the nature of who we are…..that information is going to include some random comments that will only make sense to your toaster, but will also include more serious information about the various tours we offer to the Drakensberg. And the good news? We have just kept you on the site already for 45 seconds by just reading this paragraph. Ha ha..sucker. We knew your curiosity would get the better of you. Put your left hiking boot in. Put your right hiking boot in. Shake it all about. That’s what its all about.
Because we offer a bespoke turnkey solution that incorporates your core competencies to ensure mono-systematical synergies in your overall hiking experience? Umm….yes that must be it hey? Our marketing gurus said we must sound kleva and professional in order to attract our target market. Right…enough of that corporate stuff. Lets continue with the real issue at hand shall we?
Time for some inspiration from a Guy called Ritchie. Lets start off by sorting the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy and those who trust our ability to guide in the Drakensberg from those who don’t. If you don’t see value on our site today, you’re not on it shopping…you’re on it shoplifting.
Soul Adventures was born out of the burning, insatiable and alluring world of hiking and mountaineering. The owner of Soul Adventures quit his corporate job over 15 years ago to follow a dream. And no …the dream was not a blonde lady called Mildred. It is said that knowledge is naught without experience. 15 years ago we consciously put ourselves into what would become, a mountaineering baptism of fire. So yes we had been hiking in the Drakensberg since we were 10.
We had also climbed many other mountains the world over from Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, and 87.34% of Everest….but we had no idea how different it would be guiding commercially. All of a sudden we had peoples dreams, bucket lists and aspirations on our shoulders. All of a sudden we were responsible not only for peoples lives but the planning and logistics to ensure a successful climb as well.
And let me tell you, the mountains have their own set of agendas. There are so many factors to take into account: weather, group dynamics, flights being delayed, equipment not arriving, varying personalities and how they respond to adversity and of course…..my mother in law. 15 years down the line and we have been on that learning curve and come out the other side with a wealth on experience, connections, wisdom and knowledge of the mountains, various routes and how to run a successful guided hiking experience to the mountains of the mighty Drakensberg.