Tonquani – Into the Kloof

With soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear pools and majestic old trees through which the sun dapples, Upper Tonquani is considered by many as the most beautiful and spectacular of all Magaliesberg kloofs.

Karien Bezuidenhout and Marzelle van der Merwe, both competitive female trail runners, decided to spend a weekend exploring this magical place. Seeing that the Tonquani complex stretches for kilometre after kilometre, going light and fast was their only option.

If you would like to visit Tonquani, contact the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) Johannesburg section for more info.

Special thanks to AvantCom for sponsoring the Wenpod MD2 gimbal for the duration of the trip.

Cinematographer: Ruan Kotze
Edit: Ruan Kotze

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7 Responses to Tonquani – Into the Kloof

  1. Nigel Bailes May 19, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Brilliant job Ruan, great footage. Makes me want to go back again and hats off to Karien and Marzelle for being so energetic.

  2. Chris F May 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Brilliant. Just brilliant. Thanks guys

  3. Ruan Kotze May 20, 2017 at 1:17 am #

    Thanks Nigel!

  4. Hector May 20, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    What an awesome video!

  5. Steve Bradshaw May 22, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    Brilliant video

  6. keith james May 23, 2017 at 7:42 am #

    This was the place that – nearly 5 decades ago – blew my mind wide open to the infinite possibilities of being connected with a natural landscape, through instinctive exploration and wild, light camping there, and launched me into a lifetime of rockclimbing and being in mountains.

    The spirit of place that impelled me then, is superbly captured in this video. Heartfelt thanks for sharing, Ruan. Beautiful performances, Karien, Marzelle.

  7. Justin Lawson May 24, 2017 at 11:08 am #

    Awesome! Well done Ruan.

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