Mzimkhulu Pass South

05 Jun 2013 10:30 #57174 by Selous
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Hi All

Needing some advice again. I have done a search on the forum section but I have not come across any specific info on the south Mzimkhulu Pass. I did find some info in the pass section. Anybody done it? :)

Next week Thursday I am doing a day walk to tick off Mzimkhulu north and south passes. The north seems well used by Basotho's :thumbsdown:

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selous

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05 Jun 2013 11:00 #57176 by ghaznavid
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I did north Mzimkhulu earlier this year ( report here ). I know Dave Gay has done the south pass, I think he said it does have a path. He did say its also really easy. He has a full GPS track and some photos on his website ( www.berg.co.za ).

The north pass is awesome, really easy, but very scenic. The route goes through a rock art site that has been so servery vandalised that its not worth stopping and checking out - quite sad :sick:

Are you aware that there is also a middle pass? It apparently has a tricky waterfall in the middle, isn't that great, but is doable. One of the many odd passes on my to do list...

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05 Jun 2013 11:16 #57177 by Selous
Replied by Selous on topic Mzimkhulu Pass South
Hi Ghaz
Thanks a mil for the info. I did know about the central pass but thought that It might be a bit difficult due to the "Rock" tag attached to it. Looks like I will have to go back and do it in conjunction with Sandaleni Pass or Verkyker Pass. I will try and scout the top section and maybe drop down into it for a 100m or so to check it out. I will get some photos and submit them too.

Looking forward to reading your write up.
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Selous

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06 Apr 2019 06:54 #74879 by intrepid
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The Southern pass does not have a path but is otherwise straightforward. It is mostly grassy with some boulders between the vegetation. The gully itself is easy to navigate. The gully is approached partway using the path that goes up the Northern pass. The exact split from the path and route across to the gully will depend a bit on preference. With good visibility this is not complicated either, but the navigation will require finding good points to cross stream beds.


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