Walking in the Berg

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg

Good morning majestic mountains !!

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It was a toss up between ziplining across the Blue Grotto Forest : Drakensberg Canopy Tour, which is an incredible experience …. or a walking trail up to the Sphinx.  Both of which we’ve done before.  We decided on the mountain trail …

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It’s a lovely trail which is not too difficult at all ..

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Lush fern and moss at Crystal Falls where you can drink the cool fresh mountain water …

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Our destination .. the Sphinx (centre of pic) …

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Rounding the mountain.  Sphinx is insignificant from this angle (left and upward) as it’s made of various rock formations and only looks like a Sphinx from further back …

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I’ve slotted in photographs from February 2011 – midsummer and green – showing the rock formations that make up the Sphinx

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And while I’m at it, I shall slot in a few more for comparison .. then and now ..

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In 2011 the mountains were covered in cloud ..

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Champagne Castle – 3377m (flat top) can clearly be seen behind Cathkin Peak – 3149m ..

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Descending … x marks Champagne Castle Hotel.  Such a pity it was very hazy

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The balance of this next photo is not right but I like the grass 😉

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Back to the level of the hotel grounds ..

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Great morning walk 🙂

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