40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it’s children ~ Nelson Mandela

We woke to a sunny start at Montusi Mountain Lodge. Montusi offers peace and tranquility in a gorgeous setting with uninterrupted views of the Amphitheatre. After a delicious breakfast we met our team of happy voters and made our way along the MTB tracks through the Wanhoop Farm.

It was hot in the valley and the climb out meant the children needed a few sweets and lots of encouragement to reach the tea stop. We were met on the other side of the valley by the Piccione’s who run the Berghouse Cottages and we were treated to tea, coffee, refreshing mint & lemon water, homemade banana bread & the most delicious biltong muffins. The cottages are set up high on the hillside with extensive views and the added cycle tracks make this is another wonderful getaway in the Northern Drakensberg.

We had a steep climb following tea and then we meandered along the top of the hill, reaching the tippy-top of Rammelskop before heading straight down to our voting station in the Langkloof Village. We cast our votes quickly and we were then collected by the cattle truck and dropped off at the Tower of Pizza for a late lunch. This is definitely the best spot for pizza in SA!

A great day. Great walking, great friends, great eats & treats and a true celebration of 20 years as a Democracy.

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Update

An update of the progress so far…

Day
Destination
Distance KM
Gain M

1
Sugarloaf
7.08
565

2
Cannibal Cavern
7.75
475

3
Natural Pool
2.72
87

4
Echo Cave
5.63
321

5
Witsieshoek
12.08
886

6
Amphitheatre
9.62
726

7
Mahai Valley
11.76
143

8
Back to Cavern
14.96
477

9
Jackal Hill
7.28
206

10
Top Dams
3.07
106

11
Sungubala Challenge
14.21
809

12
Amazizi
6.75
176

13
Park Grotto
19.27
853

14
Camels Hump
8.11
374

15
Policemans Helmet
12.34
511

16
Big Five
16.81
933

17
Silent Woman
3.4
115

18
Sungubala to Drifters
11.6
715

19
Vulture Colony
13.81
350

20
Voting Day
10.34
318

 
 
198.59
9146

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