Mushroom Rock, Drakensberg
Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel
Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel
Duration: 4.8kms – 2-3hrs
Fitness: Moderately fit, it is short but there are steep inclines.
The hike up to the odd Rock is a fairly steep 2.4 km walk.
The route starts behind the Cathedral Peak Hotel to the oddly shaped landmark.
It took us an hour to reach Mushroom Rock, which actually did look like a mushroom and, more importantly, had amazing views of the Northern Drakensberg valleys below.
The climb wasn’t too strenuous but the incline forced us to slow down and appreciate the wildflowers and insects.
Around the corner (not part of the trail), is an amazing viewpoint where you can see a glimmering waterfall and the mountain ranges behind.