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Also called the Tugela Falls Hike

One of Royal Natal National Park's best hiking trails

The Amphitheatre hike is a popular hiking trail located in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. The trail is known for its stunning views of the Tugela Falls, which is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. The hike begins at the Sentinel Car Park and follows a well-marked trail through the foothills of the mountains. The first part of the hike is relatively easy, but it becomes more challenging as you ascend to the top of the Amphitheatre. The trail climbs steeply up the mountain and passes through narrow gorges and rocky terrain. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Tugela Falls and the surrounding mountains. The Tugela Falls drops 948 meters (3,110 feet) and is considered one of the most impressive sights in South Africa. The entire hike is approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) and takes between 6-8 hours to complete, depending on your pace and fitness level. It is recommended that hikers have a good level of fitness and experience with hiking on steep and rocky terrain.

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located in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. The nearest town is Bergville, which is approximately 30 km (18 miles) away.

How to get there:

The nearest town is Bergville, which is approximately 30 km (18 miles) away.

If you are traveling from Johannesburg, the easiest way to get to the trailhead is to drive. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to drive from Johannesburg to the Sentinel Car Park, where the hike begins.

Alternatively, you can also take a bus from Johannesburg to Bergville and then hire a taxi or arrange a shuttle service to take you to the Sentinel Car Park.

It is important to note that the trailhead is located in a remote area and there are no facilities or amenities along the trail, so it is recommended to bring all necessary supplies and equipment with you.

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