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Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail – April 2014

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!

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Day 1: Natures Valley DeVasselot Camp Site to Kalender Hut, 4.4 kms

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A daily selfie - you will see!

A daily selfie – you will see!

 

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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!

Selfie, no a footsie - our Frisbee goes wherever we go...probably the most travelled Frisbee ever!

Footsie, not a Selfie – our Frisbee goes wherever we go…probably the most travelled Frisbee ever!

 

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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

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These hikes always start off with a climb! Looking down to and leaving Natures Valley beach and Kalender Hut from Pig’s Head.

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Water was plentiful

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Bloukrans Bridge

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Heading into the Tisitiskamma mountains – magnificent!

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Taking stock of the day gone past and taking our breath for the day to come!

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What a view!!

 

Day 3: Blaauwkrantz Hut to Keurbos Hut,  13.2 km

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Traversing through the valley…

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…crossing rivers

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Amazing single track.

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Eerie forests

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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

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Conquering the Lottering River (Joseph’s personal vendetta against this river for various reasons)

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Probably one of the most technical, yet beautiful sections of the hike – from the widest vistas to the…

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…smallest detail

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A daily airing of our hardware!

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The lapa looked over an…

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…amazing view.

 

Day 5: Heuningbos Hut to Sleepkloof Hut, 14.3 km

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What can we say? :)

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Proteas

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Looking back from the highest point of the hike

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Rewarded with incredible Giant Proteas

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Looking down towards Storms River

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Great lapa view on our last night.

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Moon set

 

Day 6: Sleepkloof Hut to Storms River Village, 5.5 km

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Crazy or not crazy, we must’ve been because we didn’t plan to wear the same t-shirts on the final day :)

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Crossing the N2 – baboons

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Smiles all around as we finish an amazing journey

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Now…