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The Drakensberg Grand Traverse is a 135-150-mile hike across the Drakensberg mountain range, the highest in the country. There is no designed route but there are eight checkpoints that you must pass along the way in order to compete the DGT. They include all major peaks along the way, and are over 9,800 feet. There were 55 hiker deaths recorded in the period before 1985, mostly from falls and exposure, according to Australian Geographic. Deaths are reported every year. One of the worst parts is the beginning – wobbly chain ladders for visitors to use to trek to the ridge.