Running & Hiking Adventures


Mountain Abandon offers a range of guided hikes, multi-day adventure runs, fastpacking excursions and high-altitude training camps in the iconic Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. With many years of experience in 'Berg hiking and running, we have an array of favourite routes to share but are also happy to accommodate and lead your custom route of chosen peaks, passes and trails. Although we do offer day trips, we feel that the true spirit of the Drakensberg is best experienced on overnight expeditions. For this reason we encourage our clients to challenge themselves with multi-day hikes or adventure runs where our adventurers will assist them in reaching their full potential while enjoying an experience of a lifetime.



We have a growing “gear shed” with some of the best mountain hiking and running gear available. Our philosophy of using high quality, durable products means our kit is not only lightweight but also tough as nails. Depending on your mountain movement pace, season and route, we will send you a custom gear list before your expedition dates. Depending on your group size we may be able to assist with gear rental for both hiking and fastpacking. 



Pierre Jordaan, an avid ultra-runner and Drakensberg fanatic, is our current MDT-qualified Mountain Abandon Adventurer. He is frequently assisted in leading larger or female-focused groups by South African national trail runner Nicolette Griffioen.

Hiker hiking in the mountains.

Some Route Options

Rocky mountain

Northern Berg

Northern Traverse

Mont Aux Sources Trilogy

Mnweni – Cathedral

Rocky cave stone

Central Berg

Mafadi round trip

Grey’s Pass & Ship’s Prow

Giant’s Castle

Sandstone cave

Southern Berg

Giant’s Cup Trail

Thabana Ntlenyana

Rhino Peak round trip

Trianglesmountain range Drakensberg Traverse

Drakensberg Grand Traverse

Join us on a 200 kilometre journey of pure self-discovery and unrivalled Drakensberg magic!

Mountains three triangles

Custom Route

Contact us with your ideas or read our blog post "Choosing a Drakensberg Hiking Route."