Photographs of the beautiful Mnweni Area

17 Dec 2013 09:55 - 18 Dec 2013 07:01 #59232 by ruthtbl
Over the December long weekend 5 of us hiked up Ntonjelana Pass and down Mnweni Pass over 3 days and 2 nights. Jax recently wrote a hike report on this same route.

Amazingly, we only had one short session of fairly light rain on the second day, but otherwise the weather couldn't have been more perfect. The entire Mnweni Area was looking spectacular, and my husband took some beautiful photographs which I thought I should share.

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6 o'clock in the morning, hiking towards Ntonjelana Pass


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Looking up part of Ntonjelana Pass


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Some waterfalls near the route up Ntonjelana Pass


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Looking up at the cliffs from Ntonjelana Pass


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Just one of the hundreds of flowering plants along Ntonjelana Pass (Edit: This is a Eucomis humilis flower - Thanks Serious tribe!)


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Looking up the final gully of Ntonjelana Pass


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An equine skull in the final gully of Ntonjelana Pass


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Walking towards our lunch spot at the top of Ntonjelana Pass


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Our lunch companion


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On the escarpment, looking towards Lesotho


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The view of The Bell and Cathedral Peak from just above Ntonjelana Pass


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Hiking on the escarpment


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The rivers on the escarpment were all full


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Cloud drifting onto the escarpment


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The top of Mnweni Pass


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Hiking along the banks of the Mnweni River


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Water-slide at the junction of the Mnweni and Icidi Rivers!


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The pools at the junction of the Mnweni and Icidi Rivers


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Hiking out of the Mnweni Valley

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Last edit: 18 Dec 2013 07:01 by ruthtbl.
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17 Dec 2013 10:21 - 17 Dec 2013 10:22 #59233 by ghaznavid
Awesome photos :thumbsup: Got to love the Berg this time of year!

That Lesotho peak you posted - I had a good look at it on GT last year, looks really cool. Got about 20 pics of it. I think we often forget about the gems that Lesotho has to offer.
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17 Dec 2013 11:12 #59234 by JonWells
Some glorious summer Berg pics there! :thumbsup:

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18 Dec 2013 06:48 #59253 by Serious tribe
Great shots. The beautiful flower is a Eucomis humilis.
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