Length: 2 days 1 night
Distance: 17km round trip
This hike is a great hike for anyone who would like to do something fun and not too strenuous. The trail starts at the Injasuthi offices and goes up the Injasuthi River to some magnificent, crystal clear mountain pools where we can swim and bum-slide down the smooth sandstone. The night will be spent in the Marble baths cave which is situated above the river. On the walk, you will get spectacular views of the Drakensberg escarpment including views of the massive Trojan and Red walls (500m+ sheer cliffs!!) On the way back, we can follow the same route or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous and don’t mind boulder hopping, we can follow the river out for the first 3km going past some amazing, hidden berg treasures.
While on the Hike, keep a lookout for the amazing animals found in the area. These include Eland, chameleons, Reedbuck and the numerous birds, most notably the Lammergeier and Cape Vulture.
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Sentinal and Tugela Falls Hike
Length: 1 day
Difficulty: moderate to strenuous
The route via the chain ladders is the easiest and fastest way to get to the summit of the escarpment. This Hike offers some of the best views in South Africa off the edge of the almost 1000m sheer basalt cliffs at the top of Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world. The walk itself is mostly on a very good path and if done slowly, can be done quite easily by anyone.
The hike starts at the Sentinel car park and proceeds up the zigzag path to the chain ladders. There are 2 sets of chain ladders going up next to each other, with round about 200 rungs per set.
At the top of the escarpment, we will walk around the amphitheatre and enjoy the breathtaking views and swim in a lovely, clear pool at the top of the waterfall.
There are also some variations to the hike that can be arranged, including over-nighting at the hut or in some of the caves. This will allow us to witness one of the most spectacular sights imaginable: a sunrise from the escarpment! The route can also be changed to go up or down the gully which is more strenuous, but not a good option for anyone who suffers from serious vertigo.
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