Tugela Waterfall (Tugela Falls)
Elevation: 948 meters (3,110 feet) Tugela Waterfall River: Tugela Location: Christmas National Park Country: South Africa The African continent
Tugela Falls is the second highest world waterfall. The total fall in five free-jump falls was 948 m (3,110 ft). They are in the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) in the Royal National Park of Natal in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. They are easily seen after a heavy downpour from the main road journey to the park, sparkling from the reflection of the sick sun. The source of the Tugela River (Zulu for 'sudden') is Mont-Aux-Source plateau extending several kilometers beyond it's slopes Amphitheatat from where the drop falls. There is an undeveloped site and mountain huts just above the falls.
There are two paths to Tugela Waterfall. The most spectacular trail is the summit of Mount-Aux-Sumber, which begins in the Sentinel car park (via Phuthaditjhaba on R57, rides about 2 hours from Royal Natal National Park via R74, 90 minutes from Harrismith via R712, or 80 minutes from Golden Gate Highlands National Parks ). From here it is relatively easy to climb to the top of the Amphitheater, however, it does take about 4.5 to 8 hours round trip depending on the level of fitness.
You can get easy access to the top of the stairs through two chains. This is a hiking trail day rehab that will take you to the top of the steep slopes of Drakensberg. Another way to the foot of Tugela Waterfall begins in Royal Natal National Park. Km 7 is easy (4.3 mi) gradient over wind Gorge Tugela customary forest rights. The last part of the hike to Tugela Falls is a rock hop. A little chain ladder takes you over the final stretch from which you have an amazing view of falling in love down the Amphitheater in the journey of five spectacular cascades.