HIKE THE 3 HIGHEST PEAKS IN SOUTH AFRICA!

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HIKE THE 3 HIGHEST PEAKS IN SOUTH AFRICA!

(6 DAYS)

Difficulty: hike-difficulty-4

Hike Champagne Castle, Mafadi & Injasuthi Dome

This is a 6 day hike where we get to hike the 3 highest peaks in South Africa. As a result this is quite an achievement and a popular hike. Usually we stat at Nkosasana lodge the night before so we can get an early start hiking. We start at the Monks Cowl car park and stroll along the contour path past Blind mans corner to the base of Greys pass. Here we camp at Keith Bush camp and are surrounded by huge mountains. Apparently Keith Bush took a tumble while climbing Monks cowl and got a camp site named after him. Monks cowl and Cathkin are on our left and the mighty Champagne castle is ahead. We can also see the path going up Greys pass.

The next day is up Greys pass to camp near Vultures retreat.

We arrive in time for lunch at the Nkosazana river on top of the escarpment. Here we can see the first peak on our itinerary. Champagne Castle is the 3rd highest peak in South Africa, at 3377m. We summit Champagne castle on day 3 where the views are incredible. After these views we walk down the valley past Ships prow pass to camp near Leslie's pass. From here we can see Mafadi peak, another of our hikes. To get there we stroll along the escarpment where we can see the Trojan wall and the Injasuthi triplets to Mafadi Peak, the highest peak in South Africa, at 3450m. Finally it is all downhill over Injasuthi dome the 2nd highest peak to camp near the stream near Judges pass. Then it is  down Judges Pass, along the contour path for our last night in the mountains near Centenary hut. The last day is spent walking along one of the most beautiful valleys in the Drakensberg to finish at Injasuthi camp.
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