Bannerman Pass - Langalibalele Pass Loop

02 Nov 2017 21:36 #72321 by Nicolaas
Sometimes it is useful to look at Drakensberg maps on the following link:
www.berg.co.za/maps_index.htm

The quality is not great which is understandable, otherwise hard copy maps are best which you can obviously take on the hike as well.

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06 Oct 2022 20:36 #78029 by Edwin128
Hello. Do you have the coordinates for the water and good tent spotsĀ  up in the escarpment?

Best, Edwin.

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06 Oct 2022 21:33 #78030 by TheRealDave
It's pretty flat down by the Langalibalele river, but rather don't camp near the pass. There's also Bannerman Cave, which is pretty small but usable.

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06 Oct 2022 21:57 #78032 by Edwin128
Hello. Thx. Yes, for security I would prefer to avoid to spend the night away from the passes top.

Is the place that you mentioned shown in this video at 3:36?


What about places to find water in the escarpment?

Best, Edwin

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06 Oct 2022 22:22 - 06 Oct 2022 22:23 #78033 by Smurfatefrog

Hello. Thx. Yes, for security I would prefer to avoid to spend the night away from the passes top.

Is the place that you mentioned shown in this video at 3:36?


What about places to find water in the escarpment?

Best, Edwin
Kind of, but I would camp a little further upstream (north) of where they camped. If the river is not flowing there then you could also pop over into the next valley to the west (the valley with Bannerman cave), this river is more likely to be flowing. Assuming you are heading up now when its fairly dry?
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06 Oct 2022 22:42 #78034 by Edwin128

Hello. Thx. Yes, for security I would prefer to avoid to spend the night away from the passes top.

Is the place that you mentioned shown in this video at 3:36?


What about places to find water in the escarpment?

Best, Edwin

Kind of, but I would camp a little further upstream (north) of where they camped. If the river is not flowing there then you could also pop over into the next valley to the west (the valley with Bannerman cave), this river is more likely to be flowing. Assuming you are heading up now when its fairly dry?


Hi. OK thanks for the tips. Thinking going at the end of October, or early November.

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13 Nov 2022 14:43 - 20 Nov 2022 12:47 #78125 by bourndalton
If you plan to take hiking seriously, I think learning how to set the declination on a compass is extremely important. It is essential knowledge that will help you when navigating in an unfamiliar location. Setting the declination is also one requirement in using the compass correctly.
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28 Nov 2022 03:47 #78143 by Edwin128
Don't worry I use my gps for it.

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