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Left Johannesburg @ 08h30 for a slow 6 hour drive to the berg, approximately 400kms. In preparation for the journey Mark plugged in his new "National Luna" fridge into the boot to accommodate cold water & juice, biltong, dry wors, chocolates, and of course, champagne to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. Arrived some time after 2pm and after check-in proceeded to relax at the pool area and have a drink whilst enjoying the spectacular views of ...
... a stretch of the main road with "road works". (Apparently they started building/ re-tarmacing lots of the rounds around here but then ran out of money so large sections are left covered in gravel.) But no level of driving skills would have got us up the road to the start of the walk, it was extrememly rough and we got a lift from the hotel near the top.
We were walking at around 3000m ...
... helpful in calming her nerves, while I feel more confident when I can see the bottom of the ladder. We got back to the car at 2:30.
This was my second chain-ladder walk -- the first was 35 years ago on a very windy day in winter, when we slept in a cave near Mont aux Sources. It was probably that experience that inspired me a few years later to attempt to walk along the escarpment from Oxbow and the Amphitheatre to Sani Pass. I planned for two ...
... was all mist - shooting up the kilometer tall sheer wall like gas from volcano. And I am not ******** about the drop. Had there not been the mist, this is what it would have something like this - http://www.drakensberghikes.co.za/amphi _images/tugela3.jpg .
That is the waterfall. We were at the top of it, but, as noted, that side of the cliff was just a miasma of mist. We were also out at the end of that escarpment. (Mom, you ...
... until a group of guys walked up the steps and started making a ruckus. We learned that they were part of a bachelor party and that they wanted us to join in on the fun. So they were buying drinks at the bar and getting rowdy, but we had to get to bed because we were going to go to Tanguela Falls in the morning at 7:00 am. In the morning we packed warm clothes and a rain jacket along with snacks and water, for our long hike. The hike to the ...