Mkhomazi Pass

07 Feb 2019 23:22 - 07 Feb 2019 23:23 #74631 by intrepid
Mkhomazi Pass was created by intrepid
This is the official thread for Mkhomazi Pass which I will kick start with a bit of info and hopefully someone can expand on it.

This pass appears to have had some sort of bygone era. There is a broad, well beaten track that zig-zags its way up the pass and this is visible from a distance. However when we did this pass the zig-zags seemed to be somewhat grown over from disuse and the track was not as usable and easy hiking as what would might expect. Perhaps someone knows more about this?

This is a labelled view from Ngaqamadolo that I did some time ago and which was posted on another thread. If you look closely you can see some of the switch backs on the pass especially since the grass slopes had been burned:


We approached the pass from Birds Nest Cave. The ridge above the cave provides great panoramic views of the area though you are largely left to find your own way across to the actual pass. We did see a trail below us coming directly up the valley and this may well be the more straightforward approach.

The route basically ascends a broad grassy gully/valley and is reasonably straightforward.


A GPS track is available for download.

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

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Last edit: 07 Feb 2019 23:23 by intrepid.
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