Isithumba Mountain Hike

📍1000 Thrills, ISithumba

Situated in the Valley of 1000 Hills, iSithumba is a rural Zulu village offering a network of hiking trails, mountain bike tours and cultural walking tours. Turning up the intensity today, we took on the flagship Isithumba mountain hike.

🥳Fun factor: a tough (tough!), technical and thoroughly rewarding climb.

🏋🏾‍♀️Fitness level: intermediate to advanced level. This one involves approximately 10km of very steep climbing, scrambling, and slippery descents. Not for the faint hearted!

👧🏾 Suitability for kids: they’ll need to give this one a miss.

💸Cost: R180 per adult for a guided hike OR if coming as a club, guide will cost R350 and each individual will pay R30pp. *pls call to confirm pricing as this is subject to change*

🤩 What we loved most:
– The views: sweeping views of rolling hills, scenic mountains and meandering rivers.
– The challenge: there were parts we were climbing on all fours and others when the incline was so steep some wanted to give up. It was exhausting and exhilarating all at once.
– The after action satisfaction: so throughly rewarding!

🚦 What you need to know: make sure you’re geared for a tough hike which means good shoes, comfortable clothes, a meal beforehand and enough water during the hike. Also, you’ll want to do this with a local guide who knows their way around the mountain and will keep you entertained (distracted) with tales about the village and its history.

In short: 1000 hills, 1000 thrills – but definitely needs some hiking skills 🥾

Check them out 👉🏽 http://1000thrills.co.za or @1000thrills or book through @greencorridors

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