2 day slack packing day walks in the Natal Midlands
Using a comfortable farmstay as a base, this hike comprises of two circular 14-20 km hikes. The first day’s hike takes you through natural forest, plantations and across farmland to arrive at a cascade of water falls situated on a private permaculture farm. Guests will be treated to a locally grown picnic lunch served by our friendly hosts and landowner before returning to their farmstay that afternoon. On the second day’s hike, guests will be transferred to the start of the iNhlosane ridge at the trail-head. From here they will slowly ascend the ridge using a well-marked indigenous tree trail up onto the saddle of the iNhlosane Mountain, from where they will traverse a few rocky inclines to make their way across the highland grassland which in spring and summer is swathed in a blanket of beautifully delicate wild flowers. Once at the summit of the ridge (the highest point in the Midlands), hikers can enjoy the extensive bird’s eye view of Midlands farmlands and coursing rivers on either side below, and from where on a clear day one can see as far as the sea. From here it is a short walk through indigenous forest back to the farmstay for an afternoon departure.