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Chain Ladders to the Amphitheatre: Update

By |2019-10-11T12:27:00+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A meeting was held at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge between the Dept of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and their Implementing Agent on Wednesday 25th September.  DEA confirmed that they have allocated funds for access projects in the area, and are in the process of submitting plans to include the complete replacement of the Chain Ladders in that project.   [...]

Chain Ladders to the Amphitheatre

By |2019-09-23T09:06:39+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Saturday one of the shackles that bolts the bottom, right-hand chain ladder to the rocks on the Amphitheatre sheared off at the rockface, and has compromised the structure of that ladder.  The left-hand ladder has no problems. These ladders are accessed from the Sentinel Peak Car Park by hikers who are hiking to the top [...]

Conquering the chain ladders

By |2019-10-11T12:27:02+00:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Sentinel Peak Chain Ladder hike in the Drakensberg is probably one of the most renowned and popular walks, but the words chain and ladder completely freaked me out. Many eons ago, I found myself on an incredible hike in the Swiss Alps that required climbing some wooden ladders on the side of a glacier. [...]

Transfrontier Parks Destinations certified by Fair Trade Tourism

By |2019-10-11T12:27:02+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD), South Africa’s leading group focused on promoting community-based tourism, has become Fair Trade Tourism certified. The group, which is headquartered in Cape Town, launched in 2004 with a mission to manage community-owned properties in transfrontier parks and adjacent conservation areas. Since inception, responsible tourism and conservation has been at the heart of its [...]

A Hike Through The Amphitheatre

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Guest Experience - Amphitheatre Hike Fiona McDonald sent us this wonderful story of her experience hiking in the Amphitheatre: The first day from The Cavern to Witsies was an experience to say the least. The weather was horrendous – misty, cold and drizzly. We literally couldn’t see more than 20 meters in front of us. [...]

Proposed Closure Of Amphitheater Withdrawn

By |2016-05-09T11:09:30+00:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

NOTICE REGARDING THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF THE AMPHITHEATER The proposed closure of the Amphitheater has been withdrawn.  Please see the official Ezemvelo notice below : Please note that we have delayed the final decision on the proposed closure of the Amphitheater until after the 31st of May stakeholder meeting. We hope by all means to prevent [...]