Centenary Hut

02 Aug 2013 15:53 #57913 by ghaznavid
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How is Centenary Hut these days? Is it still usable without tents?

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02 Aug 2013 16:12 - 02 Aug 2013 16:13 #57914 by Smurfatefrog
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Not helpful to you now but the info I got last weekend was that KZN Wildlife won't be doing any repairs to this hut due to the vandalism risk from smuggling traffic that passes it

Just take a tent, you know UIC will be taken anyway ;)
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02 Aug 2013 16:23 #57915 by ghaznavid
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How bad is it? Mostly does it have a roof?

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02 Aug 2013 17:16 #57916 by Sabine
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Yes, the roof is still on.
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03 Aug 2013 12:13 - 03 Aug 2013 12:22 #57917 by diverian
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Some pics from Womens' day weekend last year








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06 Aug 2013 05:30 #57933 by intrepid
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The hut doesn't need to be much more than a dependable shelter with walls and a roof that doesn't leak. Anyone have any ideas how to cover the windows with something semi-permanent that the smuggler's won't bother stealing? Most of the windows don't need to let sunlight in. It would be nice to have one or two that did though. Is the door still in tact?

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06 Aug 2013 06:02 - 06 Aug 2013 06:06 #57936 by diverian
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Door is still good, the problem as you said are the windows which is why we usually use either the "kitchen " or what was the "leaders suite" as there is only one window to cover with a ground sheet. The other 2 bunk bed sections have windows on both sides which makes it really unpleasant if the wind blows through.

As can be seen in this pic it even had a ceiling, before it was torn torn down by the 'cross border shoppers" and used for fire wood.


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22 Sep 2014 22:15 #61859 by john mark 1
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Hi everyone

I’m heading off to Injisuthi in the next week or two and wondering if anyone can give me any idea of what to expect in terms of water at this time of year.

1. Centenary hut. The only water I know of close by is the trickle that is about 300m south of the hut roughly on the same altitude as the hut. Is there still likely to be water in this trickle? If not, what’s my best bet for water at Centenary hut?
2. The river that flows below upper Injisuthi cave, I presume there will still be water in it?

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23 Sep 2014 09:28 #61867 by Riaang
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You can also try a little bit lower down, South East from the hut we found water in June. If you walk just over the little ridge behind the hut and down (also about 300m) there is a stream with a bit of water. Waterlevels was a problem in Jun, I found a small little waterfall and managed to fill my waterbottle, else take something with which you can scoop water that is less than 1cm deep.
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23 Sep 2014 09:28 - 23 Sep 2014 09:33 #61868 by HFc
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Its been an extra ordinary harsh & dry winter, influencing water supply especially on the escarpment. Humidity levels has however started climbing lately so water supply below the escarpment (i.e. good steep run-off catchment) will start improving.

Based on many visits to both these places you enquire about, I do think there will be water.
- The trickle below the contour path close to Centenary hit has always had water when we visited, in any season. I assume it will really be only a trickle, but should be fine.
- Injasithi River (or little Tugela) should have water below Lower Injasuthi Cave, and given the slope there is always running and fresh. This will probably also be low quantity.

My view is based on history, best to get info from someone who's been there recently (as said, not a normal season we having)
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