Drakensberg Caves

Camping in some of these caves is prohibited because of environmental impact damage, the presence of Bushman paintings in or near the caves, or the proximity of the caves to other large public campsites. The general rule is that no overnight camping is permitted in caves containing Bushman paintings. In most other cases it is quite permissible to stay overnight in an unlisted cave, provided the maximum of 12 people is never exceeded.
The making of fires is prohibited, and this applies to campfires in caves as well. A list of caves that can be booked with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife can be viewed here.
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Dinosaur Cave

Dinosaur Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave has dinosaur footprints and its exact location is thus not shown.
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Drip Cave

Drip Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A few hundred meters down from Bell Cave. Its a shallow and uneven cave.
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Eagle Cave

Eagle Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Eagle cave is in the Monks Cowl area and is a high overhang cave in Eagle Gorge.
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Easter Cave

Easter Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Easter Cave is between Ntonjelana Pass and Easter Pass (Christmas Pass). About 200m up and North after climbing to the top of Easter Pass.
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Engagement Cave

Engagement Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Enough space for 2 people, found 190m up the valley from Seeping Beauty Cave.
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False Ifidi Cave 1

False Ifidi Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Not a good shelter, try find the true Ifidi Cave rather which is about 700m South East from this cave.
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Fangs Cave

Fangs Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found near the top of fangs pass and to the left of Fangs Buttress looking North.
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Fergy's Cave

Fergy's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave is close to a river and found on the route towards Centenary Hut.
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Five Star Cave

Five Star Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found just before Mbundini Cave (50m lower down) heading towards Fangs and Mbundini pass in Mnweni.
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Forest Shelter

Forest Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Forest Shelter offers excellent shelter however its not a very level cave.
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Fun Cave

Fun Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Only 20m from Verkyker cave Fun Cave has a narrow sloping overhang that is large enough to sleep 12.
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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 Cave

Giant's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Giants cave is on your left going up Giants Castle Pass. Higher up to your right is Giants Cave 2.
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Giant's Cave 2

Giant's Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Giants Cave 2 is on your right going up Giants pass.
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Giant's Summit Cave

Giant's Summit Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Giants Summit Cave is on your right at the top of Giants pass.
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Glade Cave

Glade Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Glade Cave is after Weavers Cave and offers plenty water from the Mzimkhulwana River nearby.
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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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Gorge Cave

Gorge Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gorge Cave is near specatcle cave, its very small.
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Grasscutter's Cave

Grasscutter's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A large cave which is found just before the start of Icidi Pass.
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Gravel Cave

Gravel Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gravel Cave is in Didima Gorge fairly close to Poacher's and Forest Cave.
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Grindstone Cave

Grindstone Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This series of caves are a 2 hour walk from the Injisuthi camp. There are 5 caves in a row below the the sandstone cliffs stretching for about 1 kilometre. Only 2 of the caves are painted but other than one excellent painting of an eland the paintings are very worn and indistinct. The first 2 caves are not painted and ...
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Gxalingenwa Cave

Gxalingenwa Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A stunning cave with magnificent views offering great protection even in the severest storms. Plenty water is available in the stream below and next to the cave in the summer months.
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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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Hlathimbe Cave (North)

Hlathimbe Cave (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hlathimbe Cave (North) is found at the top to Hlathimbe North Pass in the Lotheni area. The cave floor is level and provides good shelter from the elements.
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