TIME: 8 hours.
DISTANCE: 25 km.
TERRAIN: Undulating with steep sections and scrambles. Not for the faint-hearted, and only to be undertaken with an experienced guide.
Take the main bridle path towards Goodoo Bush, and from there to the head of the Mahai Valley. Then take the short cut to Mahai Falls. From here the path leads up to The Nek on the border of The Free State. The path now follows the contour westwards to The Gap. Continue to The Dome, easily climbed from here.
To return take the not-too-obvious path down below The Gap. This winds around The Dome and then continues along The Ridge. The break in the krantz leading down into Devil’s Hoek Valley is not too easily found, and care is needed in descending. It is near the extremity of a long ridge. Follow the valley down to the Tugela car park, and thence home.