This is the easiest pass in the entire Mnweni area. It has probably got some great views of the Cathedral Range as it ascends to the escarpment just on the other side of the range. When we did this pass, however, it was very misty and we couldn’t see a thing. The path is very clear due to the use of this pass as a dagga-smuggling route between Lesotho and South Africa.
Can help u out with a short descrition : The Pass leaves at the low point in the Ecarp North of Mlambonja Pass. Its a few 100mtrs of descent of a rocky gulley, then it contours left into the next valley. 2 Options presents itself : the longer contour, or a direct descent down a ridge that requires a sandy abt 5mtr scramble. It joins the other further down. The path is badly eroded. You see the exit of the valley way down to the left towards Waterfall Cave but when I was there last local herders had brought their cattle as far up as the cave. Then its a long gentle walk to the locals huts where it joins up to the path from Rockeries Pass. Find your way to the 'main' road and head right to the Cultural Centre.
The view from Ntonjelane Pass is absolutely stunning across to the Northern section of the Cathedral Range
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Remember that the donkeys have right of way.
Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
We did iNtonyelana Pass two weeks ago and it is an easy route with a very clear path throughout, from the end of the road from the Cultural Centre to the top of the pass.
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Tony, is Ntonjelane still heavily used and is it used by pack animals? Has it replaced Rockeries or is there traffic on both?