Overnight Berg hikes with kids

11 Jan 2011 07:33 #2199 by Digz
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Thanks everyone for your good advice. It's really exciting. I have never been to some of these areas and not been to the berg for almost 15 years (sigh), are these recommendations well marked or would one need to take along a good map etc? I have got maps and a 2010 edition of David Bristow's book.

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11 Jan 2011 08:09 #2200 by SeriousTribe2
@Digz

We share your excitment.

1. always take a good map.:thumbsup:

2. don't believe everything you read.:S

ENJOY.

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11 Jan 2011 14:10 #2202 by JonWells
Hey Digz, as far as Pillar Cave and Pillar Cave Annex are concerned, it is a very straight forward path from the car park, about 1 hour and you're there. I was at Bushmans cave a few months back, its quite a lot further and I remember the path being quite overgrown

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11 Jan 2011 18:38 #2204 by intrepid

SeriousTribe2 wrote: 2. don't believe everything you read.:S

:chuckle:

Digz, if you haven't been there for 15 years, then the advice to to rather stick to well-trodden paths is worth heeding. Keep the initial experience easy and memorable.

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

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11 Jan 2011 19:13 #2208 by tiska
but the good side to the Berg, compared to the W Cape is that there are paths and you won't be digging fynbos out of your shins for 3 weeks after the hike is over. Hats off to themeda triandra.....
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11 Jan 2011 19:21 #2209 by Digz
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Funny thing is...it was while living in CPT that I did the Mont-aux-sources to Cathedral traverse, now I've been in JHB for almost 3 years and the closest I've got to the berg is this forum. But by end of Feb that will have all changed i hope :)

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13 Jan 2011 13:10 #2246 by Digz
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Well pleased to say i have made reservations for 1 night at Injasuthi and 1 night in Grindstone caves with the aim to go (or return) via Cataract valley. I'm trying to keep it easy and fun for the kids first Berg sleepover. I'm grateful for all the advice from everyone...if this trip goes well, you have all left me with many good options for future trips. Trip is planned for 25/26/27 Feb. I don't know who is more excited, the kids or me...:)

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21 Feb 2011 11:56 #2440 by Digz
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4 more sleeps...

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21 Feb 2011 12:53 #2441 by tiska
Hope it all goes well!

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21 Feb 2011 12:54 #2442 by intrepid
Enjoy, hike safe and let us know how it went!

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