The Amatola Trail is reputedly the toughest and best hiking trail in South Africa. A Six day and five night backpack hiking trail starting at Maden Dam near King Williams Town, traversing the incredible Amatola Mountains and ending in the iconic village of Hogsback. The trail is truly amazing and very strenuous so one needs to be prepared. However, the views, remoteness, pristine indigenous forest and endless waterfalls make it one of, if not the, best hikes in South Africa. You must be fit and capable of hiking a minimum of 10 hours a day, never knowing what Mother Nature might throw at you.
Day 1: Maden Dam – Gwili Gwili Hut
11.9km, 763m Ascent
Day 2: Gwili Gwili Hut – Dontsa Hut
19.14km, 633m Ascent
Day 3: Dontsa Hut – Cata Hut
20.62km, 1024m Ascent
Day 4: Cata Hut – Mnyameni Hut
14.56km, 634m Ascent
Day 5: Mnyameni Hut – Zingcuka
19,42 km, 991m Ascent
Day 6: Zingcuka Hut – Tyume River
16.2 km, 855m Ascent
Huts with bunkbeds.
showers cold/donkey heated
long drop toilets
ACCOMMODATION & HIKING FEES :
R2200 per adult, includes accommodation before the hike and the night after the hike and permits for the hike. Transfers from accommodation to start and end of hike also included.
Flights to East London :R1200 approx from Jhb return (Own account)
Airport to accommodation transfer R300 one way, same for return.(will sort out when there or closer to the time)
We'll organise flight times closer to the time.
A 25% Trail deposit is needed to secure your spot. R550 payable no later than 25 November 2019. First come first served! Best to pay as soon as you know you are in ;-)
PAYMENT DETAILS PROVIDED WHEN YOU RSVP
*** PLACE ALLOCATION IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.***
WHAT TO BRING
Everything you will need for the 6 day hike. A list is available on the website of what to bring.