Highlights from the Tsitsikamma Mountain trail
- Fell in love with nature’s valley.
- Night walks on the beach are a must after this uni life.
- The Tsitsikamma Mountains are so beautiful.
- Walked through breath taking forests.
- The countless rivers we came across while hiking saved our lives. Thanks for keeping me hydrated and icing my sore ankle.
- The view at the hut on day two was mind blowing. Africa is beautiful.
- The huts we slept in had toilets and bathrooms. MASSIVE RELIEF. IN ADDITION, I really appreciated that the huts had mattresses to rest my sore legs and feet on.
- Met some awesome people from University and made some unforgettable memories.
- Will not forget the massive support I received from the team after I twisted my ankle.
- I did not want the hike to end but finally getting to eat something other than two-minute noodles or cuscus was everything.
- I have to give one big thank you to my family. I would not have done this without their love and continuous support.
Photos by: Marjorie Rugunda
- Fucking twisted my ankle
- Fucking decided to wear new hiking boots which destroyed my toes nails. My big toes are grey now.
- Fucking packed my bag with unnecessary food and clothes, which fucked up my hiking flow.
- Fucking forgot to take a torch so I hardly saw anything at night.
- Fucking could not enjoy the hiking experience as I hoped because I was thinking of my injury most of the time.
- Fucking forgot to brush my teeth twice because I had to walk ahead of others because of my injury.
- Fucking loved our last meal at Storms River on day six BUT something needs to be done about that cheesy 50’s themed restaurant we had our lunch at. Who puts a sign up on a car that says the only people allowed to sit on an old vintage car, are women and they must be naked! Fucking infuriating.
Photo credits: David Kinsler
- Must learn to park less when embarking on a hike for six days.
- Must never wear new hiking boots whilst on hike.
- Must cut toenails before hike.
- Must remember to brush when in a hurry.
There is a silver lining…..
There are a number of things that may go wrong however, the hurdles I had to jump during this hike made me realise that mental strength can take us a long way. Believing you can pick yourself up after you stumble is not easy but it is possible.