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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Twins Cave (Annex)

Twins Cave (Annex)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Twins Cave (Annex) is in the Cathedral Peak area. The cave offers reasonable protection from the weather and can accommodate up to 6 people.
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Upper Ndumeni Cave 1

Upper Ndumeni Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Upper Ndumeni Cave 1 is in the Cathedral Peak area. This is a small cave that offers good protection from the elements. The cave is sometimes referred to Ndumeni Dome Cave as near the peak of Ndumeni Dome.
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Upper Ndumeni Cave 2

Upper Ndumeni Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Upper Ndumeni Cave 2 is in the Cathedral Peak area. The cave is sometimes referred to Ndumeni Dome Cave as near the peak of Ndumeni Dome. This is a small cave and can only comfortable accommodate 3 people.
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Utshani Cave

Utshani Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Utshani Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area and is located 130m from the top of Easter Pass (Christmas Pass).
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Vaal Rhebok Kop’s Cave (Vaalribbokkop)

Vaal Rhebok Kop’s Cave (Vaalribbokkop)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Vaalribbokkop Cave in Monks Cowl offers spectacular views. The floor is level and shelter from the rain is good. Its a large cave and can sleep 12 people. A section of the cave does have some Bushman Paintings and is thus also referred to as Bee Shelter. The Bushmen danced close to bees and honeycombs when they wante ...
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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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Venice Cave

Venice Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Venice Cave is in the Cobham region. The cave has a level floor and offers reasonable protection from the elements. The cave is between to hills so is likely to not get a lot of sun and may be cold.
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Veranda Cave

Veranda Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Veranda Cave is in the Mnweni area. This is a tiny cave that is exposed to the elements. The cave is about 380m South West from the top of Ifidi Pass, rather continue to Ifidi Cave, about 900m in a South Easterly direction from this cave.
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Verkyker Cave

Verkyker Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Verkyker Cave is in the Garden Castle area, very near to Fun Cave on the other side of the stream. The cave floor is uneven and exposed to bad weather.
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Waterfall Cave (Mnweni)

Waterfall Cave (Mnweni)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Waterfall Cave in Mnweni is behind a waterfall, hence the name. The cave offers moderate shelter and parts of the floor are level for sleeping.
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Wave Cave

Wave Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wave Cave is in the Garden Castle area, it gets its name from the wave shape of the overhang. The cave is near Curtain Cave. The cave has some level floor areas and does not offer good shelter from the elements.
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Weaver Cave

Weaver Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Weaver Cave is in the Cobham area. The cave has a level floor and offers reasonable protection from the elements. The easiest route to the the cave is via Lakes Cave or from Mzimkhulwana Hut which is roughly 7km from the cave.
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Whyte's Cave

Whyte's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Whyte's Cave is in the Garden Castle area, accessible from either Garden Castle or Bushman's Nek. The cave has a level floor and provides faily good protection from bad weather.
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Wilson's Cave

Wilson's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wilsons Cave is in the Garden Castle area. The cave has a large overhang and provides good shelter from the elements.
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Wonder Valley Cave

Wonder Valley Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This valley lies between the Champagne Valley and Injasuti, and can be accessed after a long walk from the R 600 just below Champagne Castle Hotel. This is private property so access is only by permission of the owners. It can also be reached from Injasuthi camp. Travelling North from Injasuthi following the path aroun ...
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Xeni (Kwaliqenu) Cave

Xeni (Kwaliqenu) Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Xeni (Kwaliqenu) Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area above the Xeni river. The cave is huge with a flat floor and can easily sleep 12 people. The large overhang provides excellent protection from bad weather.
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Yellowwood Cave

Yellowwood Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Yellowwood Cave is in the Lotheni area. The cave is easily reached from Lotheni Camp (about 6km).
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Zulu Cave

Zulu Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Zulu Cave is in the Monks Cowl area. The cave is large and can sleep up to 12 people. Cat Cave is near by and contains Bushamns Paintings.
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