Bushmans Nek

Caves in the Bushman's Nek area.

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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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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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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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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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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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Mystery Shelter

Mystery Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mystery shelter in in the Bushman's Nek area. Mystery Shelter is one of only three shelters known inside the Drakensberg that includes several layers of painting, the one executed over the other. This is called super-positioning. A study of super-positioning can be used to date Bushman images indirectly based on style ...
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Ngwangwe Cave

Ngwangwe Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngwangwe Cave is near the top of Ngwangwe peak which is access from the Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass) in Bushmans Nek. The cave offers reasonable shelter for 4 people.
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Painter's Cave

Painter's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Painter's Cave is in the Bushman's Nek area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: In the contact period and especially after the arrival of the Europeans, Bushman groups changed from being hunter-gatherers to being raiders and traders for the sake of their survival. Bushman raiders kept the horses for themselves as ho ...
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Senotlolong Shelter

Senotlolong Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Senotlolong Shelter is in Lesotho just after Thamathu Pass. It is small and can be used for shelter, your best options for caves to sleep in are Thamatsu Cave lower down or Goats Cave or Ngwangwe cave.
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Surprise Cave

Surprise Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Surprise Cave is in the Bushman's Nek area. The cave is 280m further up Lammergeier Pass from Lammergeier Cave. The cave provides reasonable shelter from the weather, has a small section at the back where about 4 people could sleep. It looks like the cave could be damp in summer. No name had been given to this cave, h ...
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Tarn Cave

Tarn Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tarn Cave is in the Bushmans Nek area, this cave offers excellent views, a level sleeping area and good protection from the elements.
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Thamathu Cave

Thamathu Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thamathu Cave is in the Bushmans Nek area. The cave is about 7km from the parking lot and its uphill almost all the way to the cave. Further on from the cave is Thamathu pass. The cave is large, split into 4 sections and a semi level area near the front. The views and sunrise from the cave make the hike up the hill wor ...
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Vast Cave

Vast Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Vast Cave is in the Bushmans Nek area, the cave is 6km from Bushmans Nek offices. The hike is easy, the last bit is uphill and you will find a huge deep cave that offers excellent shelter in any weather.
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