Northern Drakensberg, Kestell, South Africa (map)
South Africa continues to shock us as we drive from West to East. It wasn’t until two days before heading in to hike the Drakensberg Mountains that we learned it also contained the 2nd tallest waterfall in the world behind Angel Falls in Venezuela; the Tugela Falls.
The hike was amazing even though the weather wasn’t on our side. We met some lost hikers from Switzerland along our way and after learning they just graduated from medical school, theoretical doctors (their words not mine), we invited them to join us as long as they agreed to be medical support as well :).
Once reaching the falls we spent some time enjoying the clouds white out with some spots of panoramic views and took enjoyment in the comment made by our friends that it made the whole thing more mystical and wonderful.
We had only one downside to the whole hike. Afterwards, when we swapped our hiking shoes for more comfortable flip-flops they managed to walk off on their own. It was an error in judgement on my side, but hopefully whomever received them needed them more than we did (my polite way to say they were stolen). Oh well this just means we finally get to do some shopping 🙂