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"THUKELA FALLS" Top 5 Page for this destination Drakensberg Things to Do Tip by mtncorg

Drakensberg Things to Do: 39 reviews and 85 photos

  Thukela Falls - not exactly roaring
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  • Thukela Falls - not exactly roaring - Drakensberg
      Thukela Falls - not exactly roaring
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  • Sunrise on top of Thukela Falls - Drakensberg
      Sunrise on top of Thukela Falls
    by mtncorg

Coming off the Amphitheatre Rim, Thukela Falls is the second or third highest falls in the World - only Angel and possibly Yosemite are higher. The falls is at its maximum during the summer rains when it can be visible as far away as the Amphitheatre Backpackers Hostel on highway N74 near Bergville. If it has not been raining, however, the falls is but a trickle - the ‘river’ starts but a short distance from the Escarpment cliffs. I met a Bavarian fellow in the Thukela Gorge below who was pressing ever higher because his guidebook told him to do so for a proper view of the waterfall. Up on the rim a couple of days later reconfirmed my earlier thoughts that the only way you are going to see this waterfall in dry conditions is from the top itself.

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  • Written Apr 12, 2007
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