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Marble Baths Hike

Marble Baths Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Injisuthi Camp follow the route towards Fergy's Cave, after 5km's turn right crossing over the river, only 3km's and 200m elevation to go. The path is on the left side of the valley and slowly climbs higher towards Marble Baths. Marble Baths Cave and Annex are 50m from Marble Baths should you choose to sleep over ...
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Chain Ladder Pass

Chain Ladder Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Chain Ladder is one of the easiest hikes as far as Berg passes go. This trail is also the most popular. The final 30m of the cliff face is ascended by means of a two-section chain ladder. The route is accessed via Sentinel Car Park which can be found on the road from Witzieshoek Mountain Resort. There are two sect ...
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Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Private Bag X2, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Monks Cowl, taking its name from the peak sandwiched between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin mountains, is part of the 260 000 ha Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is the access point to the Mlambonja and Mdedelo Wilderness Area. The Monk's Cowl Nature Reserve with its breathtaking vistas of sw ...
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A circular day hike starting at Sentinal Car Park and up to the Chain Ladder which is one of the easiest passes. The final 30m of the cliff face is ascended by means of a two-section chain ladder. Once at top you make your way to the Amphitheatre / Tugela Falls for stunning views and the return is down the short and s ...
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Cobham Nature Reserve

Cobham Nature Reserve

PO Box 168, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cobham is situated in the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sand ...
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The Sphinx Hike

The Sphinx Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A moderate walk from Monks Cowl of 2.4 km and elevation of 312 m to the Sphinx passing Crystal falls on the way. The views are lovely once reaching the Sphinx. Along the way you walk past Crystal Falls, which is a beautiful waterfall inside of one of the many forests that you will need to walk through. This is a good ...
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Sehlabathebe National Park's new Lodge can accommodate up to 40 people (18 rooms) on a self-catering basis. Camping with separate ablutions within the new Lodge is also available. Contact details are +266 5899 7307(Mabari Lebamang). The rates are R250 per person per night. Please phone this number to make a booking, n ...
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Highmoor Nature Reserve

Highmoor Nature Reserve

PO Box 51, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Highmoor Nature Reserve is bordered by Kamberg and Lotheni to the South and Giants Castle to the North. Highmoor forms part of the Mkhomazi Wilderness Area and is approximately 14 749 hectares in extent and boasts a huge array of rare, endemic and endangered species. Visitors to Highmoor return again and again as ther ...
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Garden Castle to Sleeping Beauty Cave Hike

Garden Castle to Sleeping Beauty Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An easy 2 hour hike over 3.7 km with a total uphill of 377m. The cave is huge and offers excellent protection from bad weather. The last section on the way to the cave is up some wooden steps.There is enough flat sections in the cave to sleep 10 people comfortably. The video by Patrik Kjellgren @patttrici shows how bi ...
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Gudu Falls from Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Gudu Falls from Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A 3.6km hike to the top of Gudu Falls via the “Crack” with an elevation drop of 264m along the way. There is beautiful swimming pools, within 20 metres of the falls and a lunch area at this very picturesque spot.   
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Gray's Pass

Gray's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gray's Pass can be described as great gain for little pain. The pass itself is quite short and is situated in the Monks Cowl area, its still however a difficult hike.
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Aasvoëlkrans Cave Hike

Aasvoëlkrans Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Aasvoelkrans Cave accommodates 8 people and is approximately 4.2km's from the Highmoor Reserve parking area. This is an easy hike. The cave itself is a "double story" cave and sleeping would generally be at the bottom cave. There is a steep drop from the top cave and a climb down from the bottom cave to the lovely poo ...
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This is a great 3 hour (6,6km circular route) moderate walk through an indigenous forest to a magnificent grotto with waterfall and pool. The water can be cold as not too much sun shines into the pool. After the pool head up the hill to Barry's Grave. Dick Barry was one of the early mountaineering pioneers of the area ...
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Devil's Tooth

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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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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Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi Falls

Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi Falls

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A scenic 8km circular hike to Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi's Falls with a total elevation gain during the hike of 330m.
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Injisuthi Summit Cave (Upper)

Injisuthi Summit Cave (Upper)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Injusuthi Summit Cave at 3289m is the highest cave in the Drakensberg. The cave offers good shelter and out of this world views.
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Thabana Ntlenyana

Thabana Ntlenyana

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Thabana Ntlenyana, which literally means "Beautiful little mountain" in Sotho language, is the highest point in Lesotho and the highest mountain in Southern Africa. It is situated on the ridge of the Drakensberg mountains near Sani Pass.
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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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Roland's Cave

Roland's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Roland's Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area and is positioned on the side of the escarpment. The views are out of this world. The floor is level and provides excellent shelter. The cave is named after Roland, a member of the Mountain Club of South Africa.
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Garden Castle Nature Reserve

Garden Castle Nature Reserve

PO Box 378, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Garden Castle is situated in the southern most section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. The reserve is a total of 35 300 ha in extent and offers the visitor a variety of experiences. Garden Castle forms part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site. The excepti ...
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Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo)

Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Flat-topped Cathkin Peak named after Cathkin Braes the Scottish hometown of David Gray @ 3 149m is in the Monks Cowl Reserve. In Zulu Cathkin Peak is known as Mdedelelo which means “the one who shoves in" or "the bully” due to how it protrudes from the escarpment.
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Lotheni Nature Reserve

Lotheni Nature Reserve

PO Box 14, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated in the southern section of the Maloti Drakensburg Park, Lotheni is noted for its magnificent scenery and hiking. The reserve is 3 984 ha in extent.  Situated in a spectacular section of the Maloti Drakensberg Park, the main activities revolve around mountain hiking with many scenic trails. The Emadundwini ...
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Sterkspruit Falls

Sterkspruit Falls

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An easy walk to the falls starting at the Monks Cowl entrance. Take the well marked path down to the falls. 1 to 2 hours in total time returning back to Monks Cowl entrance.
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Marble Baths Cave

Marble Baths Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A lovely cave only 50m from Marble Baths, sleeps at least 8 people.Its an easy day hike to the cave and well worth staying a night over in the cave.
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Battle Cave Hike

Battle Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Injisuthi Camp follow the route towards Fergy's Cave and then take the right fork along the Injisuthi River approximately 4kms from the start and about 1km before Fergy's Cave. Total distance to the cave is 5.7km and an climb of only 258m. The cave is fenced so cannot be accessed without a guide. Contact: 036&nb ...
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Royal Natal Nature Reserve

Royal Natal Nature Reserve

Private Bag X1669, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Royal Natal National Park (Thendele & Mahai) was proclaimed in 1916 and contains some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Africa. The main feature is the world famous Amphitheatre, a rock wall approximately five km in length, and 500 m high. Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak where, as its nam ...
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Sani Pass

Sani Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sani Pass is a high mountain pass. The path is a steep gravel road. By law only 4x4 vehicles may drive this road. A difficult 8 hour hike (16 km's) The hike up the pass begins in the car park 5.5 km past the Sani Pass Hotel. It is long and steep. Passports are necessary at the top.
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Vergelegen Nature Reserve

Vergelegen Nature Reserve

PO Box 53, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Vergelegen is situated in the Southern Drakensberg and is 180 km north west of Pietermaritzburg. This section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is 21 000 ha in extent and lies in the upper Mkhomazi water catchment area. It is an important water production area. Hiking in Vergelegen is both scenic and ...
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Mushroom Rock Hike

Mushroom Rock Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Cathedral Peak Hotel its only 2.6km but its a steep uphill with an elevation gain of 355m. The views from Mushroom are excellent.
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Tugela Gorge Chain Ladder Hike

Tugela Gorge Chain Ladder Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This magnificent hike starts at the Gorge Car Park leading through stretches of protea veld and forest, and the scenery beyond the Gorge is spectacular.  
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Baboon Rock Hike

Baboon Rock Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hike starts at Cathedral Peak Hotel. The hike is 4.1km's to Baboon rock, the last 2 km's on the way to Baboon Rock are fairly steep with a total elevation gain of 440m.
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Gatberg

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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Drakensberg Quad Tracks and Adventures operate from Cathedral Peak Hotel in the central Drakensberg. Our quad bike track meanders through the foothills of the Drakensberg up to Lake William for a half way stop. The elevation of this spot allows breathtaking views. Our Ride is enjoyable for the less and more experience ...
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Rockeries Pass

Rockeries Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rockeries Pass is a relatively easy way to reach the escarpment in the Mnweni area. Navigating your way along this pass is no problem at all because the path is clear.
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Injisuthi Nature Reserve

Injisuthi Nature Reserve

Private Bag X7010, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Injisuthi is cradled between the Delmhlwazini and Old Woman streams at the head of the Injisuthi Valley, surrounded by Cathkin Peak, Monks Cowl and Champagne Castle. Injisuthi is a central pivot to the variety of hiking trails that lead across the mountains, north to Cathedral Peak and south to Giant's Castle. The Mde ...
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Giant's Castle Nature Reserve

Giant's Castle Nature Reserve

Private Bag X7055, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Giants Castle Nature Reserve is located in the Central Drakensberg and is 34 638 ha in extent and ranges from 1 300 metres to 3 280 metres in altitude and is noted for its plentiful rock art. This area is home to the endangered majestic Bearded Vulture. The most popular activities are hiking, climbing, trout fishin ...
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Doreen Falls Hike

Doreen Falls Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An easy 2.1km hike with only 98m elevation gain from Cathedral Peak Hotel. A pool is at the base of the falls for swimming.
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A little gem of a hike, not too many people know about. An easy hike, 5.9km's from the trout dams, shorter if you drive further along until the no entry sign and walk from there. A moderate uphill on the way of 183m. Roman Baths is a great spot for a family outing, a swim and lunch on the side of the river. If you ven ...
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Main Caves at Giant's Castle

Main Caves at Giant's Castle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Main Caves is in the Giants Castle area. This painted shelter is easily accessed and is a short walk from the Giants Castle camp. The site is fenced and guided tours commence at the cave entrance hourly 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. They take a maximum of 13 people at a time, so get there early. This is an extensively painted ...
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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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Pillar Cave

Pillar Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pillar Cave is in the Garden Castle area.
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Kamberg Nature Reserve

Kamberg Nature Reserve

PO Box 72, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Kamberg Nature Reserve forms part of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is situated centrally in the foothills of the mountains. The reserve was proclaimed in 1951 and is 6 300 ha in extent. This reserve is particularly scenic, with a number of walks throughout the area.   The natural landscape ...
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Amphitheatre

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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Your starting point for the Chain Ladders, Sentinal Car Park. This entrance is run by Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) and administered by Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge. The first 4km's of the 7km section of road after Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge to Sentinal Car Park is not in good condition and a 4x4 vehicle is a ...
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Lower Injisuthi Cave

Lower Injisuthi Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Lower Injisuthi Cave sleeps 12 people and offers level floors and good protection from the elements.
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Cascades Path Rock

Cascades Path Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located in the Royal Natal National Park along the Mahai river, a short walk of about 800m from the Mahai campsite. This is the only rock art site accessible to people in wheel chairs. Cascades path rock contains mainly rhebuck but also people. The images are not clear because of mineral leaching present on the rock f ...
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A 6.1km circular hike heading uphill to start and then through Gudu Bush where a small stream and pool will can be seen. An option is to turn right up the hill here which takes you to the top of Gudu Falls (this is a steep path about 700m long and 230m in elevation - Gudu falls is shown on the left), else continue stra ...
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