This post goes will go into the detail of the hike up to the chain ladder and beyond the fears.
The hike starts off with a long drive through Qwa Qwa a surprising huge town surrounded by beautiful and endless mountain ranges. The drive is long but interesting and you can’t go through it without taking a picture of the mosque of course.
Eventually you get to the entrance and drive on a 12km gravel road to the car park. Don’t forget to go to the loo, the hike is long. You will need to take your own toilet paper.
The path is initially very easy with hardly any incline. This stretch is perfect for the warm up until you reach the zigzag part which is a little steeper.
It takes about 2 hours to get to the chain ladders. The hike is long but not difficult. Some parts are very rocky and you have to climb a small ladder in the middle as well.
Eventually after walking through some misty clouds, considering turning back, wondering if we’re going to fall off the edge of the never ending cliff path and marvelling at the spectacular views, we reached the ladder to mount doom. It took us exactly 2 hours.