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Distance

3.98 mi

Elevation gain

1,204 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,204 ft

Max elevation

5,795 ft

Trailrank

52 4.8

Min elevation

5,010 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of The Sphinx and Crystal Falls
  • Photo of The Sphinx and Crystal Falls
  • Photo of The Sphinx and Crystal Falls
  • Photo of The Sphinx and Crystal Falls

Time

2 hours 24 minutes

Coordinates

1799

Uploaded

May 11, 2019

Recorded

May 2019
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5,795 ft
5,010 ft
3.98 mi

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

A most beautiful walk. Two water refill spots (a stream and Crystal Falls) on the way. There is a shallow pool at the bottom of Crystal Falls on a warm day.

The Sphinx is just 300m past Crystal Falls, with the most spectacular views. It's well worth carrying on and walking up to the top. From the top of the Sphinx there are gorgeous views back down the Champagne Valley.

9 comments

  • isiddall Jul 22, 2019

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    Great walk for those who are a little fitter!! Easy start then some uphill to the Sphinx, some great view spots to take in the surrounding countryside. Then downhill all the way back to Champagne Castle.

  • AlbertKoelewijn Sep 17, 2019

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    Beautiful, not too long, not too short. You can het a permit at the hotel.

  • Ranger05 Dec 14, 2019

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    Good intermediate walk - combination of inclines and relatively flat areas on shaded and open trails. Great scenary & photo opportunities. Take at your own pace.

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    biddie Dec 15, 2019

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    Beautiful unspoilt scenery! And not difficult at all. Loved the walk.

  • Fernando Galindez Feb 6, 2020

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    Muy buena caminata para empezar a conocer estas montañas

  • Daniel Roberts 2 Aug 29, 2020

    Well worth it!

  • Ansen Lamprecht Sep 6, 2020

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    Thanks

  • DB777 Sep 11, 2020

    Relatively easy trail/walk that serves up a nice reward at the waterfall, and just around the corner some good views from the sphinx.
    Worth it if you don't want to go too far.

  • DB777 Sep 11, 2020

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    Nice easy walk, with a waterfall and the sphinx as rewards... Good if you aren't looking for anything too strenuous/long.

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