Bushmans Nek

Bushman's Nek is the southern most part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and incorporates the beautiful Bushman's Nek Valley. Bushman's Nek is bound to captivate your imagination and quench your thirst for outdoor adventure.

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Andre's Knob

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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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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Bushman's Cave (via Slab Cave) Hike

Bushman's Cave (via Slab Cave) Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is a moderate hike of 9.6km to Bushmans Cave. You can either return the same day, overnight in the Cave or make this day 1 of a multi day hike in the Bushman's Nek area. The views in the valley along the way are stunning and once just above the Cave the southern escarpment views towards Rhino and Hodgson's peaks ...
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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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Bushman's Nek Pass

Bushman's Nek Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bushman's Nek Pass is situated on a path towards the Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho. The route is suitable for hiking and horse riding.
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Bushman's Nek Pass Hike

Bushman's Nek Pass Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Bushman's Nek Pass is suitable for hiking and horse riding. The hike from Bushamn's Nek camp to the top of the pass is 8km with a total elevation gain of 679m making this a moderatley difficult hike. The first half of the hike takes you past Cedric's Pool and is relatively flat, the next 3km are steep to the top o ...
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Bushmans Nek Nature Reserve

Bushmans Nek Nature Reserve

PO Box 378, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated in the Bushman's Nek Valley, wildlife commonly seen in the Bushman's Nek area is varied, and includes eland, reedbuck, grey rhebok, oribi and klipspringer, as well as dassie and porcupine. Jackal buzzard and black eagle may be seen soaring above the slopes. The streams are full of trout. Bushman's Nek also pr ...
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A popular pool only 4.5 km from Bushman's Nek camp. The pool is apparently named after Cedric Biggs, a leader of the Mountain Backpackers Club some years ago, who was known for plunging through the ice into the freezing pool. It's also referred to as "Three pools" on some of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife maps and literatu ...
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Gargoyle Cave

Gargoyle Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gargoyle cave (a large boulder) is about 700m in a westerly direction from Tarn Cave on roughly the same altitude.
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Giant's Cup Trail Hike

Giant's Cup Trail Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Giants Cup trail is the only established trail in the Drakensberg. The hike is over 5 days (and 5 nights accommodation in the Drakensberg) and is 58.9km's in total. The first day is 12.8 km's and you stay in Pholela Hut. Day two is 8.8 km's and you stay in Mzimkhulwana Hut. Day 3 is 12 km's and you stay in Winterho ...
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Goats Cave

Goats Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Goats cave is at the top of Lammergeier pass. The views from the cave are stunning. The cave overhang is low and as the name implies its often used as a shelter for Goats so be prepared to rather use a tent than sleep in the cave which can be very messy.
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Two routes are possible, one via Lammergeier Cave or via Thamathu Cave. The route via Thamathu cave is recommended as a path can be followed the whole way. The hike via Lammergeier cave has no path for about half the hike and unless you know the area well and have a good map this route should not be attempted.
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Halfway/Slab Cave (Fisherman's Cave)

Halfway/Slab Cave (Fisherman's Cave)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A narrow cave on the path about half way towards Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass).
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A great day hike that's easy and suitable for younger children. As you walk along the Bushman's Nek River and deeper into the valley you will get a great feeling of being outdoors. Some of the gallery pictures show the area when it had snowed. The snow was 3 foot deep near Halfway/Slab cave and no path could be found, ...
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Isicatula Pass

Isicatula Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Isicatula Pass is found in the Bushman's Nek area. This pass descends from the escarpment into Lesotho by means of a narrow and steep gully.
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Isicatula Peak

Isicatula Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Isicatula peak is considered a hard non-technical khulu, located in the Bushman's Nek area. 
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Jonathan's Gate Pass

Jonathan's Gate Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jonathan's Gate Pass is situated in the South of the Berg in the Bushman's Nek area. It was once an active stock theft route.
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Knuckles Pass (North)

Knuckles Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Knuckles Pass (North) is located in the Bushman's Nek area. There is no visible trail.
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Knuckles Pass (South)

Knuckles Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Knuckles South Pass is an easier, grassy pass without a trail than the north pass route.
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Knuckles Traverse Pass

Knuckles Traverse Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Knuckles Traverse Pass is located in the Bushman's Nek just left of Lammergeier pass and goats cave.
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Lammergeier Cave

Lammergeier Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lammergeier Cave in Bushamns Nek is a stunning cave, it must be the longest cave in all the Drakensberg.  The cave is found on the Lammergeier Pass route. The cave could fit 50 people but 12 is the maximum allowed by Ezemvelo. A stream is below the cave all year and the sunrise in the mornings are a must to see. ...
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Lammergeier Cave Hike

Lammergeier Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A strenuous 9.5km hike from Buskman's Nek Camp. A Map and knowledge of the area is necessary as no path exists in parts. The total elevation gain is 645 meters, no part of the hike is downhill. The cave could fit 50 people but 12 is the maximum allowed by Ezemvelo. A stream is below the cave all year and the sunrise i ...
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Lammergeier Pass

Lammergeier Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lammergeier Pass is located in the Bushman's Nek and is a relatively easy pass, however the last 1km on a steep uphill from Lammergeier cave has no visible path. At the top of the pass you will see goats cave on your right.
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