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…

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
38Adventure Center9.78151
39Metsi Matsho10.36599
40Kamberg Game Shelter6.79312
 Total362.2215675

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