Mlengana (Execution Rock)
51 kilometres from Mthatha, on an offshoot of the tarred Port St Johns road, is the impressive Mlengana (the hanging one) Rock. It is a massive pile of rock surrounded by sheer cliffs. It was given the name, Execution Rock, by white people who fancied that a chief once used it as a place from which to throw his enemies to their deaths. On the other side of the river however, is a sheer cliff that actually was used, as a place of execution.
Directions: Turn left at the St Barnabas Hospital, 8km past Libode. Follow the road across the river and turn right at the Ntlaza junction a few kilometres further on. From there it's roughly 6km to Execution Rock, with a turnoff to an excellent viewpoint on the right, after about 2 kilometres.