Also for this month is part two of the massive update for ZS association, this time focused on the eastern side of the country. Due to the sheer size of the update, and the time since ZS was last updated, we’ve chosen to split it into parts, and this is part two.
We have 202 new summits in MP region (and 6 deletions). Mpumalanga is part of the Lowveld between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kruger National Park. There’s a bunch of summits close to Jo’burg and the Midrand, and a heap spread out in the game reserves of the area. Great summits, minor chance of mauling from varied big cats.
Following the coast around, we get 429 new summits in KN region (with 29 deletions). This includes a bunch of summits in the middle of the province, closer to the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
Finally, due to the size of the update, we’ve had to split the EC region into two: the new region being the low-lying counties of the Eastern Cape province, named EL. Both KN and EC are along the spine of the Drakensberg Mountains, and contain almost all of South Africa’s 10 point summits. There’s one deletion to be had from EC, but that is offset by 857 new summits; in EL, there’s 272 new summits, along with 10 moved from the original EC region.
So, over 1600 summits added in this update. There’s a similar amount still to come in the remaining Western Cape and Northern Cape regions.
Thanks to Brian ZS6BV and Sid and Adele Tyler ZS5AYC/ZS5APT for their work on Mpumalanga and KZN respectively, and to Warren ZL2AJ for his work on surveying Eastern Cape.