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Here is the site of one of South Africa’s best known khown, the Cathedral Peak Hotel which was founded in 1938 by Albert Van Der Riet. The Hotel has always been a fishing destination with brown trout stocked in the Mlambonja River - there is a golf course available, as well. With the views and the golf, most guests don’t really have to leave the premises, but the Hotel does offer guided treks to the top of Cathedral Peak (3304 meters high) a couple of times a week. New accommodation competition is offered with the more reasonable rates at the Ezemvelo KZN hotel at Didima just to the east of the Cathedral Peak Hotel.
The hike to the top of Cathedral Peak is about 19 kilometers round trip and takes about 7-8 hours. Several other hikes are available, as well. Hike to the top of One Tree Hill atop the Little Berg and you will be surrounded by the giants of the Escarpment on your right and the big peaks of the free-standing Cathedral Peak range on your left. Mlambonja Pass is accessed by one of two routes from Cathedral Peak Hotel, but realize that this is a very hard path and without a very early start, you will not make it to the top of the pass in one day.
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