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Chain Ladder on Amphitheatre Hiking Trail in Drakensberg

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The Hiking Trail from the Sentinel Peak Car Park to the top of the Amphitheatre features 2 chain ladders which are not for the faint of heart! The view from the top is spectacular, and provides easy access to the Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world!

  • Marilyn Speres 12 months ago
    can you get to the top of the Sentinel without using the chains? Also the route from the Sentinel to the top of the Tugela Falls is how long? And also does one have to go to top of Sentinel to get to the top of the falls?
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    A: Chain Ladder on Amphitheatre Hike in the Drakensberg

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