Peak bagging in the old Transvaal

Here it is higher than both Ben Nevis and Mount Snowdon, in fact throw both their heights together and they pip this spot by just a bit.

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This trig beacon marks the highest point in Gauteng, sitting at 1913 metres, or 6272 feet on Toringkop in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

Now Toringkop is the 334 highest mountain in South Africa, and

while most people might not even notice the trig beacon as they take a game drive through the Reserve, this mountain does attract the odd peak bagger.

 

 

 

On route to the summit

On route to the summit

 

Some wildlife on the way

Some wildlife on the way

Let me bag another selfie

Let me bag another selfie

 

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About Shaun Smillie

Journalist, with a love of bones, fossils and other things dug up. Fisherman and occasional beer maker.
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