- Climbing @ Mhlabatini with Ian Gebbie CANCELLED
- Hiking @ Dome Pools with Dobek
Contact Dobek on: 083 306 2306 or email email@example.com
The Dome Pools are an ideal destination on a hot summer’s day. After sweating it out on a relatively easy approach, you can enjoy the multitude of pools along the stream at leisure. There is plenty of space to spread out and bum slide (mind the long one; it is deceptive), jump into deep water, splash in the pools and sizzle in the sun. Shade can be a bit scarce along parts of the stream in midday sun, so bring a hat and sun screen.
The hike is not difficult, with a gradual rise going upstream, although on the way back you do need to climb back up the hill from the stream bed. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the first set of rock pools and slides. This will be the main base for the day. Some may want to hike over the top or follow the stream bed to the camp site further up the kloof and beyond. We will hike out in the afternoon and plan to be back in the parking lot by around 16h00. You can hike out earlier, if you wish, as long as you can find your way back to the car (pretty straight forward, if you don’t miss a key turnoff).
More detailed information will be sent out to hike participants as they sign up for the hike.
- Drakensberg Traverse (strenuous) Cathedral Peak with Erica Davies @ 0832817276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The December Drakensberg Escarpment meet will take place from Friday 14 December to Tuesday 18 December. The plan is to do a round trip from Cathedral Peak Hotel: we’ll aim to go up the Tseketseke Pass, spend 2 nights on the Escarpment and come down via the Bell Traverse. We’ll spend the first night in the (very basic) Tseketseke Hut or in tents in the vicinity. Nights 2 and 3 will be spent in tents on the Escarpment (all weather gear and tents essential). The final night we hope to spend in Sherman’s Cave. The Bell Traverse is spectacular, winding as it does at high altitude around the Chessmen, Mitre, Horns, Bell and Cathedral. There are a couple of exposed sections and it can be quite windy. The route and duration of the trip could change if the weather is bad.
Numbers will be limited because of limited hut and cave space.
- Drakensberg Traverse (less strenuous) with Norman Owen-Smith @ email@example.com where t.b.c.
Norman is willing to lead a hiking and caving group in the Little Berg over the extended long weekend above. Venue to be decided, based on the group. Please contact him on the above email address