Travel Guide (4 different routes!) available on Thatch: https://share.thatch.co/nB9r.
Personal itinerary, gear and photos on https://harmenhoek.com/.

ABOUT THE HIKE
In March 2022 I solo hiked for 8-days in the Drakensberg mountains on the border of South Africa and Lesotho.
My route started in Cathedral Peak in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. I hiked up to the escarpment via Organ Pipes Pass where I headed north towards the Mnweni area. I got down the escarpment via Rockeries Pass for resupplies and back up (bushwacking) via Fangs Pass. North at the top of Tugela Falls in the Amphitheater of Royal Natal National Park I met up with my dad to spend one last night up the escarpment. We got down via the infamous Sentinel Ladder.

Favorite hike in the world. The weather, terrain, views, people and remoteness make this hike really unique. Also the most challenging hike to date.

GEAR
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Hiking Poles: Decathlon Forclaz MH500
Shirt: North Face Summit Series Futurefleece
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This is an ambient film without dialog.

Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
2:53 Day 1 – Thunderstorms from a cave (17km, 2400m gain)
10:04 Day 2 – The shepherds (20km, 1200m gain)
16:33 Day 3 – Lion King sunrise (22km, 900m gain)
23:35 Day 4 – Mnweni children (11km, 300m gain)
27:43 Day 5 – Bushwhacking up the escarpment (24km, 2300m gain)
33:11 Day 6 – Where the Lesotho shepherds live (15km, 800m gain)
38:38 Day 7 – Hi dad! (18km, 800m gain)
43:01 Day 8 – World’s tallest waterfalls (19km, 600m gain)
48:26 Outro (photos)

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