The Pillar Cave 2 Day Hike is probably one of the nicest and easiest hikes in the Drakensberg. Only 2 days! Our Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is a wonderful introduction to hiking in the Drakensberg.
This is an ideal hike for beginners and families, but it is also great for those who just want a Drakensberg Hiking experience. It’s only 2 days so perfect if you don’t have the time for an extended hike. Read here to see how to prepare for your hike with us.
Pillar Cave is a lovely cave with a flat floor and a pillar providing some protection from the elements.
It is also at the base of Mashai Pass, so whilst sitting and relaxing in Pillar Cave we can enjoy views of the massive Rhino Peak. It towers way above us at 3056m. Because we are so close, we can go exploring up the river valley where the higher we go the better the views!
We start the hike at Garden Castle and stroll along a clear footpath for 3 km. while crossing the Mashai River a few times. This gives us plenty of opportunities to cool down with a dip in the mountain pools as we walk along.
The Giants cup trail
We can cool down with a swim on the Giants cup trail with Drakensberghiker
Because the Pillar Cave 2 Day Hike is fairly short, we can easily add on a 4×4 drive up the famous Sani Pass. Usually, we get back to our cars between 10 and 11 am, and Sani Pass is just around the corner. You must have a valid passport to enter the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho though. Of course, we can also just spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Mashai valley. Check here to read a bit more about our 4×4 tours into Lesotho.
Who is the Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike is most suitable for?
Families with children over the age of 12, couples, singles or anyone interested in spending a couple of relaxing days in the Drakensberg.
What are the most notable things we see on the Pillar Cave Hike?
Pillar Cave, Rhino Peak, Garden Castle, Mashai River.
Easy Drakensberg Hike
Guided Drakensberg Pillar Cave Hike difficulty: Easy