Garden Castle

Passes in the Garden Castle area.

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Black Eagle Pass

Black Eagle Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Black Eagle Pass is not on the main escarpment and forms part of the Giants Cup Hikeathon.
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Bollard Pass

Bollard Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bollard Pass is not marked on most hiking maps. It is closely associated with and named after Bollard Peak.
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Mashai Pass

Mashai Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mashai Pass is often used by hikers climbing the Rhino. Some sections are harshly eroded making it a tricky pass to do. It is the first gully North of Mlambonja Peak and has cairns marking the top.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (Middle)

Mzimkhulu Pass (Middle)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Mzimkhulu Middle Pass is located in the Garden Castle area. There is a waterfall on route which may be tricky to navigate.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (North)

Mzimkhulu Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

There are three possible heads to the Mzimkhulu pass. The North pass is easy with a distinct path and offers beautiful scenery.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (South)

Mzimkhulu Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 The South Mzimkhulu Pass has no path but it is an easy pass.
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Mzimude Pass (North)

Mzimude Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimude Pass (North) is located in the Garden Castle area. The pass has no trail and it is not used often.
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Mzimude Pass (South)

Mzimude Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Mzimude Passes are not rock passes. The South Pass is steep and is used more often than the North Pass. It has a lot of exposure due to height but it is still safe.
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Pitsaneng Pass (North)

Pitsaneng Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Pitsaneng North Pass is a gully followed by a traverse and a ridge (from the top down).
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Pitsaneng Pass (South)

Pitsaneng Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Pitsaneng South Pass is without a trail.
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Rhino Pass

Rhino Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The approach to Rhino Pass is difficult but the actual pass is fairly easy. It has spectacular scenery.
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Sandleni Pass

Sandleni Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sandleni Pass is a grassy gully pass and has no trail. It is relatively easy to hike. Although it is technically located in the Garden Castle area, it is very far from both Garden Castle and Cobham and therefore has little traffic.
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Stones Pass (North)

Stones Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Stones North Pass is fairly easy. It is narrower than Stones South Pass.
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Stones Pass (South)

Stones Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Stones South Pass is located in the Garden Castle area of the Berg. It is a simple grassy gully which is wider than Stones North Pass.
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Tsepeng Pass

Tsepeng Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tsepeng Pass is located in the Garden Castle area of the Drakensberg.
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Verkyker Pass

Verkyker Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Verkyker Pass lacks a trail however it is not difficult to do. It does have a small boulder section to navigate through.
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Walker's Pass

Walker's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Walker's Pass is a worthwhile route located in Southern Drakensberg in the Garden Castle area.
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Wilson's Pass

Wilson's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

There is no trail trail for this pass, its best to stay in the gully on the way up.
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