Cedric's Pool Hike

cedricA popular pool only 4.5 km from Bushman's Nek camp. The pool is apparently named after Cedric Biggs, a leader of the Mountain Backpackers Club some years ago, who was known for plunging through the ice into the freezing pool.

It's also referred to as "Three pools" on some of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife maps and literature.

Location (Degrees)
29°51'28.5"S 29°10'30.5"E
Location (Decimal)
-29.857911, 29.175131
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
4.5
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
9.0
Hike Duration (to destination)
2.0
Hike Duration (return)
2.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
4.0
Explore
Waterfalls or Pools
Altitude
1,866
Directions

The route starting at the Bushman's Nek Office where you fill in the mountain register passes the South African border post. You then cross the stream three times (a turn to the right after the second stream takes you towards Bushman's Cave.)

You follow the path with the Ngwangwane River on your right. At 4 km's you cross the river and turn to your right, after 500m walking towards the river (on your right) you will find Cedric's Pool. The pool is a couple meters below the path level, walk down the path to the pool.

Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 4.5 km
Overall distance (imperial) 2.8 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 107 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1755 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1862 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 109 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 6 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 351 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 5758 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 6109 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 358 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 20 ft