July, in the middle of winter here on the southern hemisphere, is a great time to pack your tent and warm sleeping bag and head out into the berg to test what stuff you are made of. The July Camp is hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Section and has been held for 101 years! Always in the majestic uKhahlamba Drakensberg, Campers are surrounded by magnificent scenery, dominated by towering peaks. The Camp offers dramatic and scenically rugged terrain with exhilarating hiking in the Little Berg; backpacking on the Escarpment with a range of mountain passes in between; rock-climbing opportunities; and, if weather conditions are suitable, even opportunities for building snowmen! Often the Camp is held in areas which have some superb examples of rock art, e.g., Battle Cave. Bird life is abundant as are the antelope and small wildlife for which the Berg is renowned. Presently the Camp is over 9 nights, but Campers are most welcome to attend for just a few days or for the whole period.

Upcoming July Camp

Report packs from previous July Camps

Report back from July Camp 2017 at Cambala

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Report back from July Camp 2017 at Cambala

Well, it certainly was a Camp with a difference as we knew it would be from the very first moments after the decision was made! It is unlikely that we have ever had a July [...]

Report Back from the July Camp 2016

July 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Report Back from the July Camp 2016

by  RIKKI ABBOTT July Camp 2016 at Lotheni in the Southern Drakensberg was a most enjoyable event.  We continued our trend of recent years of an increasing number of very young Campers. We believe very [...]

July Camp 2011 in Injisuthi – Kwazulu Natal

July 16th, 2011|Comments Off on July Camp 2011 in Injisuthi – Kwazulu Natal

This year, after an absence of 31 years, once again, July Camp will be held in the Injisuthi area (in the Central Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This area is described as ‘being cradled between the Injisuthi [...]