40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

If you can dream it, you can do it ~ Walt Disney

After dropping our eldest, Olivia, at school I met up with a friend and we headed out to the Kamberg. It is approximately half an hours drive from Nottingham Road and it was another gorgeous sunny autumn day….

We checked-in at Reception and fortunately there was a guide available and so we began our walk to the Paintings at Game Shelter. The path follows a contour initially with rather a small incline, crossing a berg stream before heading upwards a bit more steeply to the cliff line.

The paintings are behind a locked gate and can only be visited with a registered guide. They are magnificent. Certainly the brightest and possibly the largest collection of work in one space. The paintings are spread out over a long band of rock and give wonderful insight into the spiritual rituals of the early people. The eland was a sacred animal and the sharmans are depicted with eland masks as they take on the spirit of the creature. This is a fascinating place to visit.

We returned the same way. It is a quick walk home and the round trip took us just less then two and a half hours.

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Update

An 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

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

34
Gudu Falls
24.78
1332

35
Okhombe Walk
2.96
85

36
Tugela Gorge
13.75
418

37
Tower of Pizza
12.87
70

38
Adventure Center
9.78
151

39
Metsi Matsho
10.36
599

40
Kamberg Game Shelter
6.79
312

 
Total
362.22
15675

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