Peaks

Peaks
The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana, at 3,482 metres (11,424 ft). Other notable peaks include Mafadi at 3,450 m, Makoaneng at 3,416 m, Njesuthi at 3,408 m, Champagne Castle at 3,377 m, Giant's Castle at 3,315 m, Ben Macdhui at 3,001 m, and Popple Peak at 3331m, all of these are in the area bordering on Lesotho.
 
A list of Khulus (peaks above 3000m) was compiled by Cliff Murch in 1994 listing all the Kulus which can be read here.

Amakehla Peak

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Amakehla Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amakhela Peak is in the Cobham region of the Drakensberg.
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Amphingati Peak

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Amphingati Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amphingati Peak is located in the Royal Natal National Park. The peak is not listed on the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife map for Royal Natal. The peak name is that given by Chris Murch in his list of Khulu's (peaks greater than 3000m) in South Africa in 1994.
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Amphitheatre

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Amphitheatre

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Amphitheatre is one of the geographical features of the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa, and is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth. The cliff face of the Amphitheatre is roughly three times the size of the total combined area of all the cliff faces in Yosemite's famous El Capitan, ...
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Amphlett

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Amphlett

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

More of a mountain scramble than a hike. Named after GT Amphlett who was the president of the local mountain club, in 1908.
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Andre's Knob

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Andre's Knob

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Accessible from Bushmans Nek. A 3 day hike to the top would make for an enjoyable outing.
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Bannerman Face

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Bannerman Face

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated above Bannerman Hut on the Giants Castle area and is about 600m wide.
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Beacon Buttress

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Beacon Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Beacon Buttress in the middle and Sentinal on the right.
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Ben Macdhui

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Ben Macdhui

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ben Macdhui (also spelled Ben Macdui) is a 3,001-metre mountain in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It was named after Ben Macdhui in Scotland. It is the highest peak entirely within the Eastern Cape; KwaDuma is higher, but it lies on the border with Lesotho
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Big Ears

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Big Ears

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located near kaNtuba Peak and cave and can be hikes to from the top of Sani Pass.
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Bilanjil Bump

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Bilanjil Bump

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The actual summit is on the Mont-Aux-Sources ridge.
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Black and Tan Wall

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Between Renqwa and Black and Tan Wall is the Renqwa Pass.
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Bond Peak

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Bond Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bond Peak is located within the Giants Castle area. Bond Pass and Jaraten Pass are the closest passes.
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Botlolong / Thabana Tsooana

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Botlonglong / Thabana Tsooana Peak near Champagne Castle is in the Monks Cowl area. The closest pass is Ship's Prow Pass.
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Caboose Peak

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Caboose Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Caboose Peak is located within the Mnweni area. Icidi Pass and Mbundini Pass are the closest passes.
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Carbineer Point

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Carbineer Point

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Carbineer Point is located within the Giants Castle area. Jarateng/Jarding's Pass (South) is the closest pass. Image from left to right, Katana, Carbineer Point, Kambule and Mount Durnford.
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Castle Buttress

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Castle Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Castle Buttress is located within the Cathedral Peak area. Organ Pipes Pass is the closest pass.
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Cathedral Peak

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Cathedral Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cathedral Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area and is near Bell Cave.
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Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo) is located within the Monks Cowl area.
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Champagne Castle

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Champagne Castle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass, Cathkin Mountain Pass and Ship's Prow Pass are the closest passes.
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Champagne Castle Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Buttress is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass, Cathkin Mountain Pass and Ship's Prow Pass are the closest passes.
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Champagne Castle Dome / Ridge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Dome/Ridge is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass is the closest pass.
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Cleft Peak

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Cleft Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cleft Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area. Organs Pipe Pass and Tsekesteke Pass are the closest passes.
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Cockade Peak

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Cockade Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cockdale Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area. Cockade Pass and Tseketseke Pass are the closest passes.
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Cowl View

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Cowl View

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cowl View is located within the Monks Cowl area. Organ Pipes Pass is the closest pass.
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Crow's Nest

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Crow's Nest

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Crows Nest is located within the Royal Natal area. The chain ladders is the closest pass.
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Cutback Highway

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Cutback Highway

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cutback Highway is located within the Mnweni area. Pins and Mweni pass are the closes passes.
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Dad

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Dad

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

North of Royal Natal, located in the Free State.
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Devil's Tooth

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Devil's Tooth

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Left to right: Eastern Buttress, Devil's Tooth, Inner Tower and the Escarpment.
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Didima Buttress

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Didima Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Falls in the Cathedral Peak area and can be reached via Tlanyaku Pass.
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Didima Dome

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Didima Dome

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Falls in the Cathedral Peak area and can be reached via Tlanyaku Pass.
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Dooley Peak

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Dooley Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dooley Peak is in Royal Natal above Thendele Camp.
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Dragon's Back

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Dragon's Back

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Peak on the left followed by the Dragon's back on its right hand side.
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Eagle Rock

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Eagle Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Viewed from the Garden Castle road and can also be seen from Mzimkhylwana Hut area in Cobham.
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Easter Cave Peak

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Easter Cave Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This peak is set high up between Ntonjelana Pass and Mlambonja Pass. The peak is approached from the Kwakwatsi Valley where there is an unnamed pass between two nameless peaks near Mlambonja Pass. There are cairns marking the approach.
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Eastern Buttress

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Eastern Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Left to right: Eastern Buttress, Devil's Tooth, Inner Tower and the Escarpment.
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Eastman's Peak

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Eastman's Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

There are several possible routes but all will require a scramble. The start is from the contour path.
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Elephant

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Elephant

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Elephant peak is located in the Cathedral Peak area. It is named after the rounded shape of an elephant head with the tusk to the right.
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Emerald Dome

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Emerald Dome

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Emerald Dome can be seen from the Cobham Parking area.
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Erskine

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Erskine

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Erskine peak is considered to be a easy hike. It is named after a soldier who died in 1873 during a skirmish.
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eSiphongweni Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

eSiphongweni Peak is located in the Cobham Reserve and can be seen from the campsite. Near the top is Siphongweni Cave and Mpongweni North Shelter which has many well preserved bushman paintings well worth a visit.
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Fangs Buttress

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Fangs Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Quite possibly the most spectacular pass in the Mnweni area.
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Flat Top

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Flat Top

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Flat top peak is found near Namahadi peak, it is very hard to find the exact highest point on top.
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Garden Castle Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Can be seen from Winterhoek Hut in Garden Castle.
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Gatberg

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Gatberg

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg at 2329m also known as Intunja and eye of the needle. The hole through its base is estimated at about 9 metres in diameter.
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Giant's Castle

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Giant's Castle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Giants Castle peak is located in the Giants Castle nature reserve. It was named by its appearance of a giant lying on his back.
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Giant's Pass Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Giants Pass Peak is located in the Giants Castle nature reserve.
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Gypaetus Point

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Gypaetus Point

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gypaetus point is located in Giants castle, the peak is in close proximity of The Bannerman cave. The peak is named after the bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) which live in the vicinity of the peak.
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Hatimba Buttress

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Hatimba Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hatimba Buttress is in the Lotehni reserve.
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Hodgson's Peak (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hodgson’s Peaks is in Lesotho and near Sani peak. It is considered as an easy hike.
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Hodgson's Peak (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hike up to Hodgson's Peak (South) is described as moderate. From the top you can see into the KZN midlands and Lesotho.
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