Hike to Mafadi Peak the Highest Peak in South Africa (30 Dec-3 Jan 2020)Ian Shooter2019-10-27T17:09:11+02:00
Hike to Mafadi Peak the Highest Peak in South Africa (30 Dec-3 Jan 2020)
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Mafadi The Highest Peak In South Africa
This is a 5 day hike to Mafadi the highest peak in South Africa. The hike starts from Injasuthi Camp in the central Drakensberg Mountains.
Because Mafadi is the highest peak in South Africa, this is a very popular hike, but it certainly doesn’t give itself up easily. Click here to see how to prepare for your hike with us.
Injasuthi is a beautiful and remote part of the Drakensberg. We start off camping at Injasuthi camp the night before the hike. When we wake up we are off to the mountains.
Day 1 is walking up a stunning valley with a quick visit to see some Bushman paintings. Then a lunch at the river while looking up at the huge Trojan Wall. After digesting our meal, we head up a grassy slope to camp near Centenary Hut. Day 2 we walk along the contour path to Judges Pass. This path is well used by the locals, it is an “easier” pass. However, if people are up for a challenge we can climb up Corner Pass.
Either way we hope to be on top in time for lunch.
Once on top of the escarpment we camp near a clear stream or a bit further to sleep near the highest cave in the Drakensberg. The upper Injasuthi cave is at 3300m, and overlooks the Triplets. In the morning we can watch the sun rise shine on Cathkin Peak. Mafadi is about a 1 hour walk from the stream.
After being the highest people in South Africa for a while,
we stroll along the edge of the escarpment for a lunch with a magnificent view. Soon after lunch we arrive above Leslie’s Pass. There is a lovely stream where we camp and of course maybe a little dip to cool off. Day 4 is a hike down Leslie’s pass but luckily we have the whole day to do this. Tonight’s spot is right at the stunning Marble baths. A swim with mountains all around us.
The last day is back down the valley arrive at our cars in time for morning tea at Injasuthi camp. After this amazing hike we can boast that we hiked to Mafadi the highest peak in South Africa.
Hike to Mafadi Peak the Highest Peak in South Africa hike difficulty: Challenging
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