Hanglip South


Name of venue

Hanglip South, Limpopo Province

Information courtesy of Ulrike Kiefer

Brief summary of venue

A multi-pitch trad climbing area with 20 climbs between grades 14 and 22 in Entabeni, a big 5 game reserve. The area is typically accessed from the Hanglip North camp site.

Permit/ permission info

Written permission from Entabeni Game Reserve is required.

Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg

3 ½ hours to gate and ½ hour from gate to drop off.

Parking information

Park at Entabeni Game Reserve entrance. Climbers will be driven by Entabeni staff to the start of the climb and collected again in the afternoon. No fees charged.

Info on walk in

The walk from the drop-off to climbs is half to one hour for most climbs.


No camping possible at present. Accommodation in the Entabeni Game Reserve is an expensive option.

Availability of water for drinking

All water for the day to be brought in.

Climbing route guide

RD available from MCSA Jhb Administrator, otherwise contact Ulrike Kiefer for a scanned copy.

Climbing information

There are 20 recorded multi-pitch trad climbs at Hanglip South between grades 14 to 22 and 200 to 300 metres in length.  Climbs are mostly in the sun, though some are in shade.  Descend by walking off via various gullies.

Lunch spots

Climbs are long, up to 300 metres, so lunch is eaten on stances.

Child friendly

Not suitable for children, as there’s no camping and hiking is a problem.



Camp fires


Other attractions

Pristine bushveld and big 5 game park. Game can be viewed during the drive to the crags.


Absolutely safe.


  • Access should be arranged via the MCSA Jhb Section; private parties will not be allowed, Tel: 011 807 1310 (8am-10am weekdays), Fax: 011 807 1310, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For copies of the RD, contact Ulrike Kiefer, Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Photo by Hanneke Pienaar