40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one ~ Malcolm Forbes

Local knowledge is key. There was much discussion with the Durban North ladies about our Monday morning walk, traveling, being stuck in traffic for hours and was Greyville really the right spot…. Since we are hill-billies we decided to heed their advice and so we skipped Greyville and walked at Umdloti.

It was a gorgeous morning, sun rising, a few clouds about but brilliant shades of blue all around us. We walked up and down – about 5kms – and then stopped for a lovely breakfast before heading back to our Indaba stand.

May is my favorite month in the Drakensberg but I think it is generally a great month anywhere in KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is just perfect today!

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An update to our progress:

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
22Thonsela Cave5.12442
23Umhlanga Promenade4.779
24Durban Beachfront5.9519
25Umdloti4.9527
 Total228.839996

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