TIME: 4 hours return.
DISTANCE: 5 km.
TERRAIN: Undulating path, with a few steep parts and some easy scrambling.
Top Gate is the starting point. Follow the path to Sugar Loaf up past the plateau. Begin the final steep gradient up the rock face itself. On the right, near the top of this steep section, watch for a path leading around, just below the escarpment. Follow this. The path crosses a fence at a small overhang where there are some indistinct Bushman paintings. The path hugs the base of the rock face all the way to Thonsela Cave, about 500 m from the Sugar Loaf path. There is permanent water from a seepage in the far back right of the cave.