Beware on Bannerman Pass

14 May 2008 00:37 #66782 by intrepid
Thomas Abbott describes the following incident on a...

Situated in an area with some of the most disturbing security related incidents in the Drakensberg, Bannerman Pass, as fine a pass as it may be, has not escaped association with these problems. The Giant’s Castle escarpment has witnessed some particularly malicious attacks and robberies that hikers have suffered at the hands of Basutho herdsmen. Bannerman Pass is not just a risky area to camp in - hikers are also at risk of being attacked in the pass.

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Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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01 Feb 2016 21:03 #66783 by mayake
Replied by mayake on topic Beware on Bannerman Pass
Hi, is this warning still topical ?

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01 Feb 2016 22:12 #66787 by intrepid
Replied by intrepid on topic Beware on Bannerman Pass
Giants Castle has been pretty quiet for several years now. There are no guarantees however, and this area has an ongoing history with this kind of thing, but its not an area of current concern in the Berg, in my opinion. Be alert, but no need to be anxious.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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