Did you know?
Ben McDhui is named after Ben MacDui, the second highest mountain in the United Kingdom.
Ben McDhui in the Eastern Cape a majestic mountain that lies next to the small village of Rhodes. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities and splendid scenery. There are more than 200 kilometres of running water in the area, making it a fly-fisherman's paradise.
There are also several walking trails and passes offering day walking trips and hiking outings up The Dragon's Tail and Naudes Nek, the highest pass in the country.
For the nature enthusiast, there are rare birds to be seen including the Bearded vulture, Orange-breasted Rockjumper and Ground woodpeckers. There is also a profusion of alpine and sub-alpine flora and the midsummer months are a fine time to view these hardy plants on the Ben McDhui plateau.
During the summer months, its walking trails and fly fishing make for a sedate and healthy escape from city living, and the natural splendour of this mountainous region is a tonic for the soul, as much as the fresh air is for the body.
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Who to contact
Tiffindell Ski resort
Tel: 27 (45) 974 9004/5