Drakensberg Huts & Camps

All huts are listed, although some are no longer habitable. The camps are well known overnight spots for hikes. The huts must be booked through Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.
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Bannerman Hut

Bannerman Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bannerman Hut is located inside the Giant's Castle Reserve in the Drakensburg Central area of KwaZulu Natal. This remotely located hut is often used  for a night when traversing between the Giant's Castle and Injisuthi areas on a multiple day trek. The morning sunrise makes the hike up the hill well worth while.
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Bushman's Nek Hut

Bushman's Nek Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hut accommodates up to 30 people and is situated just off the main route of the Giant's Cup Trail, slightly above the South African border post and overlooking the Bushman's River and views of the far southern drakensberg.Thaba Ngwangwe and Tomathu Peak can also be seen up on the escarpment on either side of Ngwang ...
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Cambalala House

Cambalala House

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cambalala is a self-catering cottage situated close to the top of Mike’s Pass in the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Cathedral Peak Reserve of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg. It is accessible by vehicle, and offers a fantastic resource for family holidays, hiking, mountain-biking and bird watching. The cottage is open to all me ...
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Centenary Hut

Centenary Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lacated in Injasuti. The hike to this delapidated hut is past Fergy's Cave and then a severe uphill hike near the end. The views are outstanding and a hike to this hut should be on everyone's to do list. As their are no windows its best to take a tent and sleep near the hut.
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Chichi Bush Camp

Chichi Bush Camp

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Chichi Bushcamp is located at the base of Pins Pass and offers a campsite area consisting of several isolated flat spots in the river bed gravel at the confluence of the Pins stream and Mnweni River.
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Cockade Pass Campsite

Cockade Pass Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated at the base of Cockade Pass
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Gatberg North Campsite

Gatberg North Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg North Campsite 
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Gatberg South Campsite

Gatberg South Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg South Campsite
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Giant's Hut

Giant's Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hut is a ruin situated off the contour path which runs below Giant's Castle.
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Keith Bush Camp

Keith Bush Camp

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Keith Bush Camp used to be just a hut but it was demolished in the 1973 when the valley was declared wilderness area, where no man-made structure were allowed. This is a good overnight stop for a hike to Champagne Castle Peak via Gray’s Pass.
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Meander Hut

Meander Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Meander Hut overlooks meander stream and is set on the edge of the hill. A really stunning view over the valley looking back towards Highmoor. The Hut burn't down some years ago and is currently a ruin.
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Mzimkhulwana Hut

Mzimkhulwana Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This hut is in excellent condition and sleeps up to 30. The Hut is day 2 of the Giants cup trail. From the Cobham Reserve its an easy 8.6km hike to the hut. The hut is in a valley and can thus be quite chilly at night, take an extra jacket with. A lovely pool can be found below the hut to swim in, make sure you are a ...
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Ntabamnyama / Namahadi Hut

Ntabamnyama / Namahadi Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is a relic of an early settler's dwelling. Image Credit: pietspix [03 July 2008] The ruin is situated 80m from the top of Namahadi pass.
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Old Fire Lookout / Thuthumi Hut

Old Fire Lookout / Thuthumi Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Formerly a Fire Lookout the hut is located in the Cathedral Peak Reserve. The hut is very exposed to the elements. The view from the hut is from Cathkin Peak in the south to the Amphitheatre in the north, with Cathedral Peak range jutting out in the middle.
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Pholela Hut

Pholela Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This old building was a farmhouse before the property was taken over by the state and put under the control of the old Department of Forestry, who then turned it into the first overnight hut on the Giant's Cup Trail. It has now been equipped with gas geysers, but the old wood stove can still be seen in the kitchen. The ...
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Sentinel Mountain Hut

Sentinel Mountain Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located above the chain ladders in Royal Natal Reserve.
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Swiman Hut

Swiman Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hut sleeps up to 30 people and forms part of the Giants Cup trail.
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Tseketseke Hut

Tseketseke Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This hut (corrugated structure) is situated in the Cathedral Peak Reserve area 500m upriver from the contour path, bookings are done through the Didima office.
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Tseketseke Pass Campsite

Tseketseke Pass Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small campsite at the point where the contour path crosses the Tseketseke River.
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Tseki Hut

Tseki Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Tseki Hut is in the Free State. The hut is not in a condition suitable for sleeping in.
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Winterhoek Camp

Winterhoek Camp

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Winterhoek Hut is in the Garden Castle region and is surrounded by old oak trees. Their is accommodation for 30 and the hut forms part of the giants cup trail.
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