Halfway/Slab Cave (Fisherman's Cave) Hike

IMG 1722 copyA great day hike that's easy and suitable for younger children. As you walk along the Bushman's Nek River and deeper into the valley you will get a great feeling of being outdoors.

Some of the gallery pictures show the area when it had snowed. The snow was 3 foot deep near Halfway/Slab cave and no path could be found, another reason for having a map when hiking in the Drakensberg.

Location (Degrees)
29°49'11.2"S 29°10'27.2"E
Location (Decimal)
-29.819778, 29.174222
Max Number in Cave
5
Type of Hike
Day Hike, Overnight
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
5.1
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
10.2
Hike Duration (to destination)
2.0
Hike Duration (return)
2.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
4.0
Explore
Caves
Altitude
1,913
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 twice and turn right (if you go straight you are heading towards Tarn Cave and would cross the stream a third time) thus walking with Bushmans River on your right. To your right on the other side of the river you will see Bushman's Nek Hut as you walk along a slightly upward path

Over the 5km's you will cross the Bushman's river 3 times, the 3rd time 180m from the cave which will be above you and slightly to your right.

Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 5.1 km
Overall distance (imperial) 3.2 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 155 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1755 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1910 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 160 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 20 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 509 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 5758 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 6266 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 525 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 66 ft