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Mafadi Summit Hike

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Itchyfeet SA
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Core Activity:Mountain walking Type:Facilitated Duration:5 days and 4 nights Budget:From R2 800 pp. When to Go:Year round Itinerary Rating:Hard Other:As long as you have a moderate level of fitness you can do it. Reaching the Drakensberg’s summit is one of those things you have to at least do once in your life. It is proper expedition style where all the necessary gear is required. As far as possible we encourage guests to cater for themselves. This proves to be much more cost effective and practically it makes lot more sense. Porters are available on request. All forms of guiding Itchyfeet SA provides are legal and conform to the adventure guiding standards and requirements of South Africa. Other Activities:Abseiling, rock climbing and white water paddling Points Of Interest:Injisuthi Hutted Camp, Popple Peak, Mafadi.

Hike to the summit of South Africa’s highest point – Mafadi Peak, Drakensberg.

Day 1 – Injisuthi Hutted Camp to Centenary Hut: Gear up and head for the trail. This is a longish day to the summit of the Little Berg. Comfortable camping at the Centenary Hut.

Day 2 – Centenary Hut to the summit of the escarpment: Going up and up via Judge Pass. Reaching the escarpment’s summit is always a big day. You’ll be ascending about 1000m in only about 3km. Hard work on steep terrain. What is to come from your hard work will be worth every ounce of effort.

Day 3 – Mafadi Summit: Going up some more to South Africa’s highest point – 3456m above sea level. Once you’re there just settle down for a moment and take it all in. You’ll have the province of KwaZulu-Natal at your feet and the Mountain Kingdom all around you. The scenery simply leaves you breathless and inspired.

Day 4 – Leslies Pass to Marble Baths Caves: Tighten those shoe laces and warm your quads, because we’re heading down, down and some more down.  Leslies Pass is long and steep, so we’re using all day to get ourselves off the mountain. The overnight in Marble Baths Caves is very comfortable, relaxing and warm. And after your swim in the Marble Baths you’ll feel right at home.

Day 5 – Marble Baths Caves to Injisuthi Hutted Camp: Quick one out back to base camp.

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