40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows ~ Sydney J. Harris

We departed from the Cavern with our youngest daughter, Isabella, at about 2pm. We walked while Bella rode her bike. We have cycled to the Tower on a number of occasions and now it was time to go on foot. The idea was to meet all the cyclists who were at The Cavern for the family MTB weekend.

We started on the tarred road and went into the fields at the opposite gates. We walked directly through the field to Lizelle’s bridge and then headed down towards the Montusi Gorge but did take the shortcut to the Waterfall. It was lovely brisk walking and our youngest enjoyed her relaxed cycle.

We then went along the Putterill’s Canal, crossed the Tugela Bridge and headed along the Pizza Trail. We had been over taken by a few other cyclists and met up again at the Tower. We had arranged to have lovely pizzas and drinks.

This is definitely a fantastic family outing! We had vehicles to fetch us and we were home in time for a nice soak before dinner.

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Update

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
26Cannibal Cavern5.68406
27Lone Rock5.17305
28Sungubala Moonlit walk4.76158
29Montusi Mountain6.08270
30Sungubala via Rustlers Gap3.56232
31Princess Margaret Walk5.88104
32Big Five16.35948
33Jim’s Cave4.62289
34Gudu Falls24.781332
35Okhombe Walk2.9685
36Tugela Gorge13.75418
37Tower of Pizza12.8770
 Total335.2914613

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