Drakensberg Traverse – South Africa.
South Africa is beautiful and itself is home to many of the most exciting hiking trails you can think of. The Drakensberg Traverse is one of the more coveted trails on the continent and one that you’ll need to be particularly careful when taking part in. Statistics show that up to 1985 the trail had already claimed the lives of 55 hikers. Since then the Natal National Park, which hosts the trail, has reported almost one death every single year. The path itself runs across 40 miles of some of the most beautiful terrain that you’ll run across which includes mountain rangers, herding trails, rocky skids and even wild animal tracks. You’ll have to utilize special chain ladders to hit certain elevations during your hike. Book a hotel reservation near the Drakensberg Traverse and make sure that you patiently approach the dangerous trail.