Monks Cowl

Peaks in the Monk's Cowl area.

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Amphlett

Amphlett

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

More of a mountain scramble than a hike. Named after GT Amphlett who was the president of the local mountain club, in 1908.
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Botlolong / Thabana Tsooana

Botlolong / Thabana Tsooana

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Botlonglong / Thabana Tsooana Peak near Champagne Castle is in the Monks Cowl area. The closest pass is Ship's Prow Pass.
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Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo)

Cathkin Peak (Mdedelelo)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Flat-topped Cathkin Peak named after Cathkin Braes the Scottish hometown of David Gray @ 3 149m is in the Monks Cowl Reserve. In Zulu Cathkin Peak is known as Mdedelelo which means “the one who shoves in" or "the bully” due to how it protrudes from the escarpment.
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Champagne Castle

Champagne Castle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass, Cathkin Mountain Pass and Ship's Prow Pass are the closest passes.
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Champagne Castle Buttress

Champagne Castle Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Buttress is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass, Cathkin Mountain Pass and Ship's Prow Pass are the closest passes.
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Champagne Castle Dome / Ridge

Champagne Castle Dome / Ridge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Dome/Ridge is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass is the closest pass.
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Cowl View

Cowl View

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cowl View is located within the Monks Cowl area. Organ Pipes Pass is the closest pass.
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Dragon's Back

Dragon's Back

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle Peak on the left followed by the Dragon's back on its right hand side.
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Gatberg

Gatberg

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg at 2329m also known as Intunja and eye of the needle. The hole through its base is estimated at about 9 metres in diameter.
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Mhlwazini Peak

Mhlwazini Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mhlwazini Peak is located in the Monks Cowl area. Ship's Prow Pass is the closet pass.
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Monk's Cowl

Monk's Cowl

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Monks Cowl, taking its name from the peak sandwiched between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin mountains, is part of the 260 000 ha Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is the access point to the Mlambonja and Mdedelo Wilderness Area.
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Nkosazana Peak

Nkosazana Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nkosazana Peak is in the Monks Cowl area.
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Ship's Prow Peak

Ship's Prow Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ship's Prow Peak is in the Monks Cowl area.
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Sombrero

Sombrero

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sombrero is on the Monks Cowl area.
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Spur The Mollar

Spur The Mollar

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spur The Mollar is in the Monks Cowl area.
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Starboard

Starboard

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Starboard is in the Monks Cowl area.
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Sterkhorn (Mount Memory)

Sterkhorn (Mount Memory)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 Sterkhorn (Mount Memory) is in the Monks Cowl area. At the top you will find the M.O.T.H memory cross. For very fit and experienced hikers / trail runners Sterkhorn can be reached on a day hike.
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The Sphinx

The Sphinx

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Sphinx is in the Monks Cowl region of the Drakensberg.
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Turret

Turret

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Turret is in the Monks Cowl region of the Drakensberg. The Turret is in the middle and Amphlett on the right. To the left is Sterkhorn.
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Verkykerskop

Verkykerskop

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Verkykerskop is in the Monks Cowl Nature Reserve. The view from the top is beautiful and you have a good chance of seeing one of the families of mountain reedbuck or grey rhebuck that occupy the mountain. Verkykerskop is an easy 5/10 minute walk up which starts just before reaching Breakfast Stream after hiking past C ...
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Witch Peak

Witch Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Witch Peak is in the Monks Cowl area.
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