Duration: 3 days
Total distance covered: ±21.6km
Total height gain: ±1052m
(All distances should only be used as a guide line and a detailed route description will be supplied on confirmation of booking.)
What makes this special: Both Lower Injasuthi and Marble Baths Caves are excellent caves to overnight in with close-up views of the high Berg. Marble Baths Cave is also know for the excellent “bum slide” that has claimed many a bathing suit over the years.
Route: This is moderate 3 day trip and a fair level of fitness is advisable and you need to be able to carry a backpack with all your equipment. This trip can also be customized as only an overnight trip to either of the caves. At each cave there is enough time to explore and relax with close up views of the high berg. Please note that the caves are popular and need to be booked in advance.
The first day starts from the car park to Lower Injasuthi Cave where we will be spending our first night. There are a few water crossings that need to be navigated so be prepared to get your feet wet. The main part of the walk is not too strenuous, however it does feel long and never ending. As you get closer to the cave the view of the high Berg begins to tower over you and there is an interesting “mini gorge” that you will pass before the valley opens up. There are plenty of areas to swim and have lunch and there is a nice deep pool to swim in close to the cave with lots of rocks to sun yourself on.
After breakfast we walk back the same route as we came but this time we turn off to Marble Baths Cave for our last night. On our way you will see interesting rock formations like “Ironman” and “The Old Woman Grinding Corn”. The walk is a moderate to easy walk but remember that there are still uphill’s to be conquered. Marble Baths is known for its natural water slid and ideal place to spend time swimming and relaxing while the high berg towers over you.
The last day is an easy walk back out to Injasuthi Camp, and if time and weather permits a last swim in the Little Tugela River as we do our last river crossing can be had.
Included: Park & overnight fees, rescue levy and first aid kit.
Excluded: All meals and snacks, stove & pots, sleeping bag, backpack, personal gear and equipment, personal medication and footwear.
Gear Hire available.