Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail: 27 April – 2 May 2014
This 6 day journey took us over and through 65km of pristine hiking trail from Natures Valley to Storms River Village!
Day 1: Natures Valley DeVasselot Camp Site to Kalender Hut, 4.4 kms
The beautiful Natures Valley beach – the end of the Otter hiking trail and African Otter Trail Run and beginning of the Retto Trail Run which Lisa did in 2012,…and a place to play great Frisbee!
Settling down to a great cuppa – our Frisbee’s new traveling companion AeroPress coffee maker and accessories – goes wherever we go!
Day 2: Kalender Hut to Blaauwkrantz Hut, 16.6 kms
These hikes always start off with a climb! Looking down to and leaving Natures Valley beach and Kalender Hut from Pig’s Head.
Water was plentiful
Heading into the Tisitiskamma mountains – magnificent!
Taking stock of the day gone past and taking our breath for the day to come!
What a view!!
Day 3: Blaauwkrantz Hut to Keurbos Hut, 13.2 km
Traversing through the valley…
Amazing single track.
Keurbos Hut. Each hut was pretty much the same, just situated in varying locations each night.
Day 4: Keurbos Hut to Heuningbos Hut, 12.8 km
Conquering the Lottering River (Joseph’s personal vendetta against this river for various reasons)
Probably one of the most technical, yet beautiful sections of the hike – from the widest vistas to the…
A daily airing of our hardware!
The lapa looked over an…
Day 5: Heuningbos Hut to Sleepkloof Hut, 14.3 km
What can we say?
Looking back from the highest point of the hike
Rewarded with incredible Giant Proteas
Looking down towards Storms River
Great lapa view on our last night.
Day 6: Sleepkloof Hut to Storms River Village, 5.5 km
Crazy or not crazy, we must’ve been because we didn’t plan to wear the same t-shirts on the final day
Crossing the N2 – baboons
Smiles all around as we finish an amazing journey