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Tugela Gorge

Royal Natal National Park, South Africa
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“walk up” (2 reviews)
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Royal Natal National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hike to do in the heart of the Drakensberg. Breathtaking views, nice clearly demarcated trail and a combination of terrain. In terms of difficulty, it’s not difficult and not a walk in the park either. The rocky section can be a bit...More

Thank Nersen
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We anticipated a 22km hike and were surprised upon completion to find it was closer to 17. Hikers are advised approximately 5 hours to complete but at a fair pace while stopping to enjoy the scenery you're looking closer to 7/8 hours. The trail was...More

Thank Donna-Leigh M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's a must-see if you are in the region ! If there is only one hike that you can do, go for the Tugela Falls hike ! Even in winter, it's fabulous. When you reach the top, you are on a huge plateau, above everything...More

1  Thank Mégane G
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Hiking this trail for the last 34 years. My favourite walk in the Drakensberg. Amazing long hike in the Drakensburg. Must carry Water and food if hiking in Winter warm clothes and plenty of water

Thank Lutchmee M
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The hike from Thendele Camp to the Tugela Gorge is an absolute must! The trail follows the Tugela and sports magnificent views, lush forest, cool places to rest. There are crystal clear rock pools where you can swim and picnic. Highly recommended!

1  Thank SingletrackMinded
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've done many hikes and seen many sites throughout SA, but nothing compares to the beauty of this place. It is a relatively long hike but the gradient is gradual so most would be fine. The area receives rain in Summer and as such the...More

Thank aidandaniel
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A favourite walk. One needs to be fairly fit. Nature along this trail is beautiful! It can be hot but there are many parts that one walks in the shade. We passed a few bushbuck and peaceful baboons. It's important to bring water and snacks.

2  Thank jirehgrobler
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

As another reviewer noted it is longer than the map we had claimed for distance. Not a huge amount of elevation change (about 500m, 1500 ft.) but the path winds in and out following the contours of the hills so it takes a long time...More

Thank bradshsi
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What a scenic and beautiful hike. We hiked from the Gorge car park to the Gorge. The Royal Natal visitors guide and trail map indicates the hike to be 14Km's, but my Endomondo GPS tracker measured it to be closer to 16Km's. I recommend an...More

2  Thank rpretorius
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had lunch packs made up by the resort which including a sandwich, fruit, packet of crisps, chocolate, packet of peanuts ... not to bad for the money we paid. Before you start your hike there is an office where you pay levies and park...More

1  Thank AnelDreyer
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