40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will ~ Vernon Howard

Life tends to get busy and so we decided to have an early start today. Team Sisters (Meg & Les) drove to Montusi, got directions and headed off to Montusi Mountain at 7am.

The path heads through the paddocks and then up a short section to the Bushman Cave. This is a gorgeous spot. There was a small shower of water coming over the front and the rock is quite interesting, it seemed quite different from the sandstone at The Cavern.

We then headed up again and the path went directly to the top of the mountain. On top the views were just spectacular, all round, up and down. It was such a clear morning and we spent a few minutes taking it all in and then it was time to go down.

The route home goes along a wonderful contour, looking across the valley and up towards Babangibona and the Vulture Colony. We walked round the mountain and descended to Montusi in just less than 2 hours. We were treated to breakfast with the cousins before heading off for frantic Friday in hospitality…..

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Update

Update on 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

21
Bishops Inkaba
9.45
353

22
Thonsela Cave
5.12
442

23
Umhlanga Promenade
4.77
9

24
Durban Beachfront
5.95
19

25
Umdloti
4.95
27

26
Cannibal Cavern
5.68
406

27
Lone Rock
5.17
305

28
Sungubala Moonlit walk
4.76
158

29
Montusi Mountain
6.08
270

 
Total
250.52
11135

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