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Sentinel Peak Car Park near the Drakensberg Amphitheatre

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The Sentinel Car Park near Witsieshoek Lodge offers the ideal base for hikers. From here hikers can head arround the Sentinel Peak (visible in this 360 degree photo), and up the chain ladder to the flat plateau above. From there one can walk arround the top of the Amphitheatre, view the Tugela Falls, the worlds second highest falls, and Mount-Aux-Sources which is the source of 5 rivers!

  • brian 9 months ago
    Want to drive here and leave my car here to do the ampitheatre day hike. Anyone know if the drive is okay for most cars and if there is a fee to enter the trails/park? Thanks
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