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July Camp in the Drakensberg

The July Winter Camp in the Drakensberg is hosted and organised by the Kwazulu-Natal Section of MCSA. This is the Camp that provides everything and that does mean ‘everything’. You just bring your personal hiking kit and tent and snacks and favourite tipple – we supply the rest, and more!

For July Camp 2018, we will be returning to the Southern Berg to the evocatively named Crystal Waters Base Camp site on the farm of Mr and Mrs Arthur Cole. We extend our grateful thanks to them for allowing us to share their beautiful farm which lies on the banks of the Mzimude River. July Camp has not been at Crystal Waters since 2010, so it will be a pleasant return to this beautiful place.

It is a wonderfully well situated Base Camp, giving good access to numerous day walks, exciting sub-camp opportunities with a number of caves in the Little Berg in which to sleep, as well as several mountain passes giving access to the Escarpment – for those who seek the challenge of longer trips or traverses in the High Berg. Above all, there are wonderful swimming pools! Base Camp will be situated within easy walking distance of the Giant’s Cup Trail and also important, within easy walking distance of the car park…

Discover more along with your application form in the brochure - download here.

For further information,and general July Camp queries contact Rikki Abbott Wedderburn 082 538 5389 or e-mail

For booking queries, please refer to Mike Coke on 083 321 8841 or

Werner Illenberger,
May 2, 2018, 2:34 AM
Werner Illenberger,
May 2, 2018, 2:34 AM