TIME: 6½ hours return. (Or 8 hours round trip).
DISTANCE: 22 km return. (Or 24 km round trip).
TERRAIN: Undulating path with steep sections.
Proceed to the Dooley Waters-Basuto Gate junction. Turn right to continue up the Mahai valley to the Mahai Falls. This is a popular picnic spot with an inspiring view down the valley. From here follow the Basuto Gate path. At the gate it is a short walk over the ridge (the boundary with Qwa Qwa) where one gets magnificent views of the Malutis, often snow-clad during winter. The word “mahai” is Sesuto for “rocky krantz”.
Return the same way, or from Basuto Gate continue along the path on the near side of the fence for about 3 km, crossing the source of the Goodoo stream on the way. Then continue to The Crack, or to the top of Goodoo Falls, and then back via The Mudslide.