40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

All of life is a constant education ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Our party of five left the front lawn just after 9. We headed through the Fern Forest, along the Echo Cave path, marched up the log steps and arrived quite quickly at Rustler’s Gap. This is definitely an excellent warm-up and work-out.

Just beyond this band of rocks the path splits and we took the contour to the right into the Sungubala Valley. This is lovely walking. Great big strides all the way to our tea-spot, the Bishop’s Inkaba (belly-button!). We rested on the rocks while the water boiled, enjoying the wonderful sunshine.

We decided to continue along the contour, which goes on a higher level than Jackal Hill, to the far side of the Sungubala Farm. The descent, near the fence line, is fairly steep but should be manageable for most.

We then walked on the old jeep track, along Bushbuck Ridge and through the Fern Forest. This is a full morning walk and we arrived home just after 1 for a tasty chicken schnitzel!

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Update

An update of the progress so far…

DayDestinationDistance KMGain M
1Sugarloaf7.08565
2Cannibal Cavern7.75475
3Natural Pool2.7287
4Echo Cave5.63321
5Witsieshoek12.08886
6Amphitheatre9.62726
7Mahai Valley11.76143
8Back to Cavern14.96477
9Jackal Hill7.28206
10Top Dams3.07106
11Sungubala Challenge14.21809
12Amazizi6.75176
13Park Grotto19.27853
14Camels Hump8.11374
15Policemans Helmet12.34511
16Big Five16.81933
17Silent Woman3.4115
18Sungubala to Drifters11.6715
19Vulture Colony13.81350
20Voting Day10.34318
21Bishops Inkaba9.45353
 Total208.049499

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