Drakensberg Caves

Camping in some of these caves is prohibited because of environmental impact damage, the presence of Bushman paintings in or near the caves, or the proximity of the caves to other large public campsites. The general rule is that no overnight camping is permitted in caves containing Bushman paintings. In most other cases it is quite permissible to stay overnight in an unlisted cave, provided the maximum of 12 people is never exceeded.
The making of fires is prohibited, and this applies to campfires in caves as well. A list of caves that can be booked with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife can be viewed here.
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Aasvoëlkrans Cave

Aasvoëlkrans Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Aasvoelkrans Cave accommodates 8 people and is approximately 3.9km's from the Highmoor Reserve parking area. This is a relatively easy hike. The cave itself is a "double story" cave and sleeping would generally be at the bottom cave. Their is a steep drop from the top cave and a climb down from the bottom cave to the ...
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Bannerman Cave

Bannerman Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bannerman cave is in Lesotho behind Bannerman Face and can be accessed either via Bannerman Pas, Hubi Pass or Langalibalele Pass. The cave is south facing and has a fairly narrow entrance.
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Barker's Chalet

Barker's Chalet

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Barker's Chalet is a huge overhang overlooking a wonderful wooded gorge within which runs a stream that becomes perfect for swimming during summer. Because it is so close to Cathedral Peak Hotel, the traffic through the area is high and you will get little privacy during the day.
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Bath Plug Cave

Bath Plug Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bath Plug Cave is located in the Cobham area. It's a large cave with bushman paintings, thus no camping is allowed. The cave is 4km from the Cobham Reserve. The cave name comes from the large hole in the cave through which the water disappears into. The images in Bath Plug Cave are very eroded as a result of natural ...
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Battle Cave

Battle Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave is located in the Injasuthi (translated as valley of the well-fed dog) valley and is a 5-hour hike from the Injasuthi camp. The cave is fenced so cannot be accessed without a guide. Interpretation: The human figures appear to be arranged in a composition that suggests a fight. Some figures have arrows notche ...
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Bell Cave

Bell Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bell Cave offers great views and a fairly level floor but not not offer much protection from the elements.
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Bellevue Cave

Bellevue Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small cave on the Malmbonja pass offering some shelter. Its not often used as Twins Cave is far better close by.
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Bellevue Cave (Annex)

Bellevue Cave (Annex)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small cave on the Malmbonja pass offering some shelter. Its not often used as Twins Cave is far better close by.
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Bird's Nest Cave

Bird's Nest Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A long and narrow sandstone overhang, with a large total floor area easily accommodating 8 hikers.
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Bridge Cave

Bridge Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found on the north side of the valley near the start of Nhlangeni Pass.
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Bushman's Cave

Bushman's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

North-facing, providing views of Ngwangwe Peak and Walker's Peak.
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Cannibal Cave

Cannibal Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cannibal Cave is in the Royal Natal area of the Drakensberg. Cannibal Cave in the past was occupied by Bushmen and more recently by refugees of Shaka Zulu wars.
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Caracal Cave

Caracal Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Caracal Cave easily accommodates 8 people and is approximately 5.2km's from the Highmoor Reserve parking area. This is a relatively easy hike to the Cave and a bit of a climb back to the parking area. This is a comfortable cave, although quite dusty. Water supply is seasonal, although has been seen in winter months wh ...
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Chameleon Cave

Chameleon Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Chameleon Cave is near Venice cave. The overhang is high and not very deep making the cave very vulnerable to the wind and rain.
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Corncob Cave

Corncob Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corncob Cave (named so after corncobs were found at the cave) is near the top of Walkers Pass and almost level in height to Isicatula Peak.
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Corner Cave

Corner Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corner Cave is in the Mnweni area. This cave can sleep sleep 8 people and offers good protection from bad weather. The cave has no official name and has thus been called Corner Cave. From a distance it looks like its positioned in a corner. North Peak is a further 2km up Nguza Pass. Rockeries pass is to the right after ...
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Cowl Cave

Cowl Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Magnificent views and best approached Keith Bush Camp.
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Crow's Nest Cave

Crow's Nest Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Crows Nest Cave is found on Crows Nest Peak near Mont-Aux-Sources in the Drakensberg.
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Curtain Cave

Curtain Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave has a large deep overhang and is 40m from Wave cave.
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Cycad Cave

Cycad Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

In Mnweni and is the start of the Ifidi pass route.
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Cyprus Cave

Cyprus Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cyprus cave was formed when the underlying soil was washed away by the stream that flows over the top into a pool in front of the cave. The cave is named after the cyprus grass which grows in the area.
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Cyprus Cave Annex

Cyprus Cave Annex

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cyprus cave annex is a few metres from Cyprus cave which was formed when the underlying soil was washed away by the stream that flows over the top into a pool in front of the cave. The cave is named after the cyprus grass which grows in the area.  
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Dead Dog Cave

Dead Dog Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dead Dog Cave is a sandstone overhang over 100 metres long.
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Didima Cave

Didima Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found at the top of the escarpment in Cathedral Peak, the picture alongside says it all. Water however is only found just over 1km from the cave.
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