The Sentinel Peak is a great climb in the Drakensberg, it's the highest free standing peak in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa.


Start this Drakensberg climb with a scramble up steep grass covered screed slopes to the base of the rock pitches. The summit reveals exhilarating views of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, Tugela Falls & Devils Tooth. After abseiling back down, we stop for a hikers lunch & continue our descent to the Sentinel Car park.


OPTIONS: The Sentinel can be climbed as a day climb or we camp overnight along the Tugela River on the Amphitheatre night before, giving you great views of the Sentinel Peak youll be climbing.


The Sentinel offers climbing routes of various grades from climbs requiring only a good level of fitness & head for heights, to rock routes for experienced climbers wanting a challenge.

A rewarding three day two night wilderness camping adventure where we climb two summit's on the Northern Drakensberg escarpment. The first summit is Mont-Aux-Sources 3282m which is the highest peak in the area, it's a non technical trekking ascent using the chain ladders to gain access to the Mont-Aux-Sources Plateau & the Amphitheatre.


At night, camp is set up along the Elands and Tugela Rivers which have their sources in the high altitude wetlands on top of the escarpment.

Our second summit is the Colossal Sentinel Peak which stands on the western end of the Amphitheatre, this is a technical Rock route. The Sentinel summit has spectacular views. Between summits we have the opportunity to explore the Mont-Aux-sources Plateau, Crows nest, Ribbon Falls, the Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls.



For all of the Mountaineering adventures we will provide the technical gear for the rock climbs, relevant park fees, meals and GoVertical guides.

The Sentinel Peak 3165m - Normal Rock RouteView from Sentinel Peak over Amphitheatre, the drop below the climbers is about a 1000mSentinel Peak summit 3165m


Although previous climbing experience is of benefit, and our Climbing courses are an excellent place to start, anyone who's fit and confident with heights should be able to climb the Sentinel peak on the standard route. The more difficult routes are suitable for more experienced climbers.

Sentinel Peak DrakensbergView over Amphitheatre from Sentinel Peak Northern DrakenbergRock Climbing on the Sentinel