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WHALE ROCK Wanderung mit der NHSE
November 8, 2020 @ 07:30 - 14:30 UTC+2E40
A long but gentle hike over the massive granite domes that extend beyond the Sibebe outcrop. They are equally impressive if not more, thanks to the barren expanse.
The start is at Brackenhill and the route follows the track along the dam, over the saddle with views towards the Tea Road, down into the rain-forest, known for the delicate Streptocarpus flowers and onto bare rock with impressive views on Sibebe. This view of the southern part of Sibebe will help you understand why Sibebe might be the second largest exposed granite rock in the world.
We will also gain views of Lukhulu and Makhosini mountain tops and the Ezulwini Valley; at Whale Rock we will go into some of the tunnels, cavities and overhangs in the mountain.
Makhosini is an optional extra for the more enthusiastic walkers. The climb up and the descent follow the same route. The bonus is a view towards Dlangeni, the Tea-Road and the South-eastern side of Sibebe and maybe the Lebombos in the East.
The return route will follow a slightly different route to the Rain Forest on the last stretch home.
This is a challenging 5+ hour walk of 12 km. Travelling 15 minutes each way.
Meet at the Theatre Club at 7.30 for departure at 7.45 am sharp or meet at Brackenhill at 8.00.
Bring plenty of water (1.5 litre), a hat and sun protection, snacks and hiking poles
For more information please contact Caroline 7602 8066