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Drakensberg Hiking Trails leaving from Champagne Castle Hotel

Apart of all the activities and things to do at the Hotel and in the Champagne Valley, there are some incredible Central Drakensberg Hiking trails that leave directly from the Hotel property. 

We’ve added these hiking trails to Wikiloc, which is a free app that allows you to download the trails for free, and follow while you’re out on the Mountain.

For more information please chat to our team at Reception, or take a look at the Hiking Trails Board outside of Reception. 

There are details underneath the maps below on how to use Wikiloc.

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Navigate our Trails using Wikiloc

As technology becomes more and more prevalent, our guests are increasingly requesting access to GPS files to assist them with navigation while walking and hiking from the Hotel. Navigating the trails in the Central Drakensberg using a GPS can be very useful when exploring new trails. Not only does it help you to find your way, but it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have a device on you with directions and a map.

At the beginning of 2019 we embarked on a quest to provide a GPS solution for all of our guests at Champagne Castle Hotel.

Firstly, we started recording the trails that leave from the Hotel. We now have 7 trails available to follow

  • Duiker Dam
  • Mike’s Path
  • Fern Forrest
  • The Sphinx and Crystal Falls (we’ve joined these two together)
  • Sunset Trail
  • BlindMan’s Corner

We then set out to find an App for guests who don’t have a dedicated GPS device, or don’t use a GPS App on their phones.

Having tested many Apps, we eventually decided on Wikiloc, for the following reasons:

  • Wikiloc is a fee app (there is a Premium version with extra features)
  • You can follow all of our trails for free.
  • Wikiloc has over 4.5 million members and over 12 million trails
  • With over 12 million trails recorded all over the world, Wikiloc has the potential to be useful once your stay at Champagne Castle Hotel is over.

Download Wikiloc

We’ve set up a Hiking Board at the Hotel with all the details on how to download and use the app, along with helpful information about each of the available trails.

If you’d like to download Wikiloc, it’s available for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store