Skip to main content

Bushman's Nek to Thomathu Cave and Lammergeier Cave

Drakensberg Hikes

View from Thomathu Cave

Route: Bushman's Nek to Thomathu Cave and Lammergeier Cave
Distance: 35 km (circular route)
Duration: 20 hours (three days)

Day 1 is a severe 4-5 hrs hike (10 kms) This hike follows a well-defined path on the northern flank of the Thomathu Ridge. The cave faces north-east and sleeps up to 12 people. The cave is not very deep though, and strong winds can be a problem.

Day 2 hike to the top to Thomathu pass, then to Goats cave for lunch and then downhill to Lammergeier cave for the 2nd night.

Day 3 hike down towards Cedric's pools and return to the car park.

Click here for detailed Hike Information


Latest Articles

Caitlin Blaser Mapitsa
South Africa’s Drakensberg mountains have a new 6,500-hectare nature reserve. The new Northern Drakensberg Nature Reserve is working with communities and will preserve ancient rock art, vital grass...
Drakensberg Hikes
From incredible landscapes unfolding beneath well-worn feet to seeking nature’s solace, hiking has a magnetism all its own. Hiking puts you front and centre in some of the world’s most stunning loc...
Drakensberg Hikes
The Drakensberg Boys Choir School (DBCS, also colloquially known as Drakies) is an internationally acclaimed school where boys are trained in the art of choral singing and performance. This unique,...