Didima Security Update - November 2008
The Didima-Tlanyaku area of the Northern Berg continues to be one of the most significant smuggling corridors in the entire Drakensberg. A recent scare involving a group of hikers camping in the area serves as a fresh reminder.
Closing of Poacher's Cave and Leopard Cave
More on a historical note, the delightful Poacher's Cave and Leopard Cave in the Ndedema Gorge of the Cathedral Peak area, were closed to hikers at the end of 2007.
Development in the Maloti-Drakensberg area for 2010 and beyond
The Maloti-Drakensberg trans-frontier area was one of the special areas listed for investment and development, starting 2010, at a recent conference held under the Boundless Southern Africa banner involving several countries within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Climb Against Crime
In an effort to fight crime and raise awareness 5 ladies aim to climb 5 Drakensberg peaks in 5 days. Vivien Laverge, Michelle Holiday, Lorraine Dalton, Belinda van der Riet and Lee Hollington will climb Cathedral Peak, Outer Horn, The Mitre, The Cockade, and Cleft Peak in October.
Drakensberg Experience route launched
A new tourism route has recently been established in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal which includes some areas of the Central and Northern Drakensberg. From Hidcote it extends 140 km to Sterkfontein Dam, including Estcort, Winterton, Bergville, Weenen, Geluksburg and Spionkop Dam along the way.
A recent trip to the Giants Castle area was rewarded with fantastic game viewing, but dampened by the sad sight of the Giant's Hut without a roof and in a terrible state of disrepair.
The Caves of Ifidi
The Ifidi escarpment is a credit to the grandeur of the High Berg. But some confusion exists around Ifidi Cave. Of the numerous caves, or rock shelters, which are situated around the top of Ifidi Pass, which is the one marked on the maps? This article explores the various caves in the area.
Hiking Article Count: 19
Climbing Article Count: 6
Peaks Article Count: 8
Passes Article Count: 39
Caves Article Count: 4
Grand Traverse Article Count: 8
Environment Article Count: 8
Security Article Count: 15
General Article Count: 21
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