Drive across the Mutamba River – 10 km further you cross the Mutshedzi River. The road is terrible, but if you persevere, you will arrive at the Mufungudi River 7 km later. But before crossing the Mufungudi, turn right onto the Mangwele road (S22.75831 E30.13449). All around you is a harsh, dry and dusty landscape. Aloes crack through rocks and goats listlessly chew on whatever they can. Drive 13 km east, through the Maranikwe settlement, and focus on the back of the Soutpansberg. In the distance you’ll see a winding trail – this is what you have come for.
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