A 3-day hike in the Little Berg – Amira, Sook Leen and Hermina – March 2012

One of the perks of working as a mountain guide is that you meet lots of interesting people. Amira from Algeria, Sook Leen from Malaysia and Hermina from Romania, are all now living and working in London. They met eight years ago when they started working in banking and have lived there ever since. They came to South Africa for a wedding but also took the opportunity to see more than just Franschhoek. Amira, being the most adventurous of the three, convinced Sook Leen and Hermina to join her for a hike in the Drakensberg. It was out of their comfort zone but a very enjoyable experience, it seemed.

If you would like to do this hike contact us at [email protected] or have a look at our website www.spanafrican-adventures.co.za for other exciting options.

Along the path that leads to Stable Cave and Vaalribbokkop Cave

 

Vaalribbokkop Cave is one of the few hospitable caves in the Monk’s Cowl area

 

The Hospitalspruit Valley

 

Swimming in a large pool in the Mhlawazini Valley

 

Walking up the Mhlawazini Valley towards Zulu Cave

 

Zulu Cave, a well known cave in the area

 

A quick fix against sharp grass

 

Breakfast in Zulu Cave before our last day’s walk to Monk’s Cowl Camp

 

Walking out from Zulu Cave. in the background.

 

Climbing up steeply from the Mhlawazini Cave towards the contour path

 

A curious lizard during one of our breaks

 

Final shot at Monk’s Cowl Camp. From left to rigth: Hermina, Sook Leen, Amira and my self. At the bottom row our super helpful porters Kumbulane and Geoffrey.

Carlos Gonzalez

Life has been good since his arrival in South Africa. It was September 2005 and he fell in love with the country straightaway. Places like the Drakensberg, Wild Coast and the Midlands provide all the inspiration he needs. After the taste of freedom, working in an office again was out of the question. He has since qualified as a nature and mountain guide, and as his friends joke, embarked on a serious love affair... with the Drakensberg, where he spends most weekends.
2 thoughts on “A 3-day hike in the Little Berg – Amira, Sook Leen and Hermina – March 2012
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