• Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail
  • Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail
  • Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail
  • Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail
  • Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail
  • Photo of Sudáfrica. Drakensberg. Royal Natal NP; Thukela Gorgue Trail

Time  6 hours 35 minutes

Coordinates 2921

Uploaded July 5, 2015

Recorded April 2015

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near Bonjaneni, Province of KwaZulu-Natal (Republic of South Africa)

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Start of the route in the Tendele car park.
The omnipresent Amphitheater marked from the beginning the whole walk, today all sunny, its upper plateau did not seem the same place where the previous day we almost freeze.
A comfortable footpath with no possibility of loss of self-direction by one of the most popular routes of the Royal Natal NP, it was not the Cares route but we were not at all in season either.
A bit more than 7.5 km and about 400 meters above sea level, we really reached the gorge, the trail ends and we have to start doing the goat over the rocks in the riverbed, which is quite dry on the other hand ... A little later the thing narrowed, it was not Petra's Siq, but something like that and the puddles on the ground did not let us continue.
But on the right there was a ladder that climbed the wall less than 10 m and of course, there we went ... from there a path between trees and rocks that suddenly required climbing a narrow passage, the idea of ​​seeing the second one, if ?, the world's highest waterfall made us continue.
Back to the bed of the river above the gorge and the proximity of the wall by which the waterfall had to fall but that shone by its absence made us turn around.
Already the previous day on the base plateau of the Sentinel, the Tugela did not seem especially large at this time.

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2 comments

  • Photo of Rhino and Hedgehog

    Rhino and Hedgehog Jan 13, 2017

    I have followed this trail  View more

    A nice walk out to the tunnel at the bottom of the Tugela falls and back that appears very popular (we past 41 people on the trail - the most we have ever seen on any Drakensberg Walk). We did it after heavey rains which certainly addes an extra dimention to the river crossings.

  • Photo of jrgbonma

    jrgbonma Jan 13, 2017

    Thanks for your evaluation Rhino, can find more information if you want at the blog

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