Sentinal to Cathedral peak
20th March 2018 @ 8:00 am - 25th March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
SENTINEL TO CATHEDRAL PEAK
The Northern Drakensberg Traverse is our most popular hike in the Drakensberg. Also known as the Mini traverse the hike starts at the Ampitheater and finishes at Cathedral Peak. There is a reason why it is well known as one of the top 10 hikes in the world. We certainly get to see some of the best mountain scenery South Africa has to offer.
The first night is spent camping on top of the Ampitheater next to the 2nd highest waterfall in the world. Here we are at 2950m above sea level. The Tugela falls tumble down the huge Ampitheater wall so you can imagine the views. Over the next few days we wonder along the escarpment edge where the views are best. By day 3 we arrive at one of my favorite places. This is above Rockeries pass in the Mnweni area where all my porters live. Not only that but we camp near a huge Cape vulture colony. Really an amazing place.
As we get closer to our destination we have the opportunity to walk along the Bell traverse and climb Cathedral peak. This does requite a head for heights and some rope work. If we decide not to do this route we walk down Mlambonja pass to camp near the river.
We finish at the Cathedral peak hotel and I like to finish off with a South African braai and a couple of songs by my Zulu porters.