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Lalapanzi

Lalapanzi

 

Clean hard dolerite set in thick bush. Lots of strange cracks. A few bolted routes and a lot of shortish trad. Great scenery. Great bush camping & a very still sun downer spot way off the beaten track. However, the climbing is not that brilliant, there is one fantastic vertical face. Walk-in is about 10 minutes max & easy.

Lalapanzi is a relatively new climbing area. Jeff Smith the owner in 2002 wanted to offer climbing as part of his adventure camp. The few routes that were opened were opened in various waves by the Buffalo Bastards.

Access

Set on a private farm, which at this stage is open to the paying public. Please phone Howard at 043-8411615 or e mail cheryl@mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za to arrange climbing and keys. There may be a fee to use the crags, if you are not using the accommodation.

Lalapanzi has much to offer non-climbing family and many off day activities. Abseiling, hunting, horse riding, paint ball, walking trails, fishing trips, canoe trips on the Kei and bird watching. Entertaining folks is their business.

There is a range of accommodation available at Lalapanzi. Bush camping, bungalows, comfy cottages and the like. We only used the bush camping, it is very informal, rough, but awesome. There is no water laid on, so bring your own and please don’t bitch about the facilities or lack of facilities.  Please support the accommodation as the owners are really pro climbing and are kind enough to allow us to grace their rock faces. Accommodation is one of the core incomes of Lalapanzi. I heard there was a pub at the top farm house, but fortunately we bought our own beers & had them at the lookout with the sun going down.

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