In 2013 I hiked more than in any year before. I walked in South Africa, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I explored a rain forest, climbed a 3, 000 m peak and crossed a glacier. In no particular order, here are my nine hiking highlights of 2013.
Autumn is in full swing here in Munich. It is grey, cold and it won’t be long until it starts snowing. This made me reminisce about the completely different autumn I experienced in the Drakensberg (South Africa) in April. In the South African version of autumn, I spent four days at Inkosana Lodge in the […]
Two weeks ago I wrote about a series of three day-trips I did in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in South Africa. I thought there were a few general points worth mentioning in addition to the trip reports. In hindsight we could have gotten even more out of the five days we spent in the area, […]
Injisuthi was the third and last reserve in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park that I visited during my South Africa trip this April. In contrast to Monk’s Cowl and Cathedral Peak where we walked on the first two days, the escarpment in Injisuthi is somewhat lower (around 2,000 m vs. 3,000 m). The whole area is also […]
Like in Monk’s Cowl, where we walked on our first day in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park, the summit of Cathedral Peak gives its name to the whole reserve surrounding it. This is where we decided to drive out to on the second day.
Monk’s Cowl is one of eleven reserves in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in South Africa. I spent a few days in the park while travelling through South Africa this April and did three day walks in different parts of the park. Monk’s Cowl, being right next to our accommodation at Inkosana Lodge, was the first […]