All adventurers will meet at Hatfield Gautrain Station in Pretoria at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. After we have made sure everyone has signed indemnity forms, loaded their luggage and have received a complimentary bottle of water, we head East in the direction of Belfast. From here we head to the Swaziland border at Oshoek via Carolina. We will stop in Carolina for an early lunch (own expense) before heading on.
After all the formalities have been completed, we travel the short distance to Sibebe Rock. The rock, 3 billion years old, is the largest exposed granite rock in the world and second only in size to Ayers Rock in Australia. We kick-off our adventures with climbing this piece of granite (800 m high) in what is dubbed the “steepest walk in the world”. There are also gentler options available.
Our hike will take on average 2,5 hours to the top and another 1,5 down. On the way up and down we will enjoy spectacular views and swimming holes. After this incredible experience, we continue our journey to the enigmatic Malandela’s B&B in Malkerns. T
Try the local beer called Sibebe (a light lager), or some of the craft beers from Thunderbolt Brewery in Malandela’s vibrant bar (one craft beer included in tonight’s dinner). Thunderbolt craft brewery is a small scale brewery that specialises in traditional ales made in small batches to ensure quality and aid innovation. Thunderbolt’s flagship beer is the ‘Swazi Pale Ale’; an easy drinking pale ale that is full of character and improves with every sip. (Total distance: 380 km; Approx. travel time: 7 hours). Dinner included.