Drakensberg Sun to Blue Grotto Pool (return via Barry's Grave)
This is a great 3 hour (6,6km circular route) moderate walk through an indigenous forest to a magnificent grotto with waterfall and pool. The water can be cold as not too much sun shines into the pool.
After the pool head up the hill to Barry's Grave. Dick Barry was one of the early mountaineering pioneers of the area and fell to his death off Monks Cowl in 1938 at the tender age of 22.
The hike starts from in front of the Drakensberg Sun and is one of the most scenic routes in the area.
GPX track map
Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track
Track length and Trackpoint information
|Overall distance (metric)||6.6 km|
|Overall distance (imperial)||4.1 miles|
Elevation / altitude data (metric)
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||197 m|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||1271 m|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||1468 m|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||246 m|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||250 m|
Elevation / altitude data (imperial)
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||646 ft|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||4170 ft|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||4816 ft|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||807 ft|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||820 ft|