40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…. ~ C S Lewis

After a long walk it is always good to do something a little shorter. Jim’s Cave was perfect and even Daisy-dog joined the hike.

We left at 09h00 and walked quickly past Cowslip Falls to Pascoe’s Pool. Just after crossing the river the path goes off to the right, following the little stream upwards. It is a little overgrown but this should not deter because the destination is magnificent.

After a relatively short climb you enter Jim’s Cave which is like a small grotto. The water cascades over the front and then disappears into the ground below. We spotted a few paw prints that looked rather interesting, absorbed the surrounds and then headed home. There was work to do! We descended, crossed the river at Pascoe’s again and went along the TV Ridge contour. The legs get a good stretch on this section! We headed past the dams and and in no time we arrived back home.

This was just what the body needed – a little walk with a little uphill – something to stretch the achy muscles!

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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

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

30
Sungubala via Rustlers Gap
3.56
232

31
Princess Margaret Walk
5.88
104

32
Big Five
16.35
948

33
Jim’s Cave
4.62
289

 
Total
280.93
12708

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