Giants Castle Circuit
December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Giants castle circuit hike is in the oldest nature reserve in Kwazulu-Natal.
We start off at the Giants castle camp which is about 1700m and head up the ridge to lunch on the contour path. Here the views are just lovely. We are sitting at 2200m above sea level with 1000m high cliffs towering above us. After lunch is a nice stroll along the contour path to our overnight camp at Bannerman hut.
After a luxurious night in the hut we start up Bannerman pass. This is a rather steep rocky pass and on the way we pass Spare rib cave. However we still manage to arrive on top in time for lunch on top of Bannerman face. Here we are over 3000m above sea level so you can imagine the views. We can actually look down on vultures flying around.
After filling up on a tasty lunch we wonder along the escarpment to camp above Langalibalele pass, named after the Zulu chief who gave the Carbineers a hard time so many years ago.
Consequently on day 3 we have to head back down so it is off down Langalibalele pass to our cars at the Giants castle camp. This last day takes about 5 hours walking with a stop for lunch at a lovely little stream.