My family decided that we should spend the week of the 5th of April walking the Tsitsikamma trail once again, as we did in the December of 2008. This week was the university recess week, and for me it was the week before my linear algebra test. The plan was to do the full hike from Kalander hut all the way to Sleepkloof hut and end at Stormsriver. Our choice of date (although forced by my schedule) turned out to be less than ideal. During the Saturday night before we were set to start, there was a huge amount of rainfall resulting in flooding and consequently a large amount of damage – parts of the road were washed away, and the water rushed through many of the cars that were parked there overnight.

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Bridge over Grootrivier – Photo courtesy of Hansie Venter

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