Cathedral Peak

Passes in the Cathedral Peak area.

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Cockade Pass

Cockade Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cockade Pass is one of the most direct routes to the escarpment in the Cathedral Peak area. It is split into two gullies, a main and a side gully. It is far less hiked than the other more well known passes but it has amazing scenery. Cockade Pass is ranked as moderate in terms of difficulty.
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Easter Pass (Christmas Pass)

Easter Pass (Christmas Pass)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Easter Pass also known as Christmas Pass is located in the Northern Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak area near Easter Cave.
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Elephant Gully

Elephant Gully

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Elephant Gully, although beautifully scenic and dramatic, is not climbed often. It is a narrow gully that varies in steepness and therefore may be a fairly difficult hike. It is also known as the Elephant Shortcut.
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Mike's Pass

Mike's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mike's Pass is a demanding gravel 4X4 pass high in the mountains near Bergville.
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Mlambonja Pass (Bell Traverse)

Mlambonja Pass (Bell Traverse)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mlambonja Pass (also known as Umlambonya pass) is a steep pass in the Cathedral range. It is still used often because it is a more direct route to the escarpment from the hotel and has a large, comfortable cave nearby.
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Ntonjelana Pass (iNtonyelana)

Ntonjelana Pass (iNtonyelana)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ntonjelana Pass is a steep pass located in the Mnweni area. It is probably the easiest pass in this area. The path is very obvious as it is frequently used as a smuggling route.
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Organ Pipes Pass (Camel Route)

Organ Pipes Pass (Camel Route)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Organ Pipes Pass - the Camel Route is marked as dangerous on official maps but this only really applies in icy conditions. There is beautiful scenery on both sides of the ridge.
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Organ Pipes Pass (Thuthumi Ridge Route)

Organ Pipes Pass (Thuthumi Ridge Route)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Organ Pipes Pass is probably one of the most commonly used passes in the KZN Drakensberg. The name is derived from the very impressive wall of rock pinnacles near the top of the pass. The ridge offers stunning views of the Cathedral and Cathkin ridges. This route is commonly used for smuggling activities and is best a ...
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Smuggler's Pass

Smuggler's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Smuggler's Pass was pioneered by smugglers - hence it's name. The main path forks into two paths but reconnects further up.
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Thuthumi Pass

Thuthumi Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thuthumi Pass has awesome views of the Ndumeni Dome cliffs and the back of the Organ Pipes. It is easy to accomplish if you are an experienced hiker.
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Tlanyaku Pass

Tlanyaku Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tlanyaku Pass is a steep pass located in the Cathedral Peak area. It is situated between Ndedema Dome and the Sphinx.
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Tsekesteke Pass

Tsekesteke Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Tsekesteke Pass follows a beautiful trail along the Tsekesteke river and the gully alongside the Pyramid and the Column. This pass is moderately difficult.
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Twins Pass

Twins Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Twins Pass is a steep trail located in Northern Drakensberg in the Cathedral Peak region.
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Xeni Pass

Xeni Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Xeni Pass is a potentially dangerous pass that should only be attempted by experienced hikers. It is located in the Cathedral Peak area of the Berg. Xeni Pass is in the cutback between Leopard Peak and Mlambonja Buttress. It probably gets more traffic than one might expect due to it being in one of the most popul ...
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