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This is a great 3 hour (6,6km circular route) moderate walk through an indigenous forest to a magnificent grotto with waterfall and pool. The water can be cold as not too much sun shines into the pool. After the pool head up the hill to Barry's Grave. Dick Barry was one of the early mountaineering pioneers of the area ...
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Nkosazana Cave / Inkosazana

Nkosazana Cave / Inkosazana

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nkosazana Cave / Inkosazana is in the Monks Cowl area at the top of the escarpment, about 500m further along from reaching the top of Greys Pass. The cave can sleep 10 in winter months when dry, however in winter the cave is very damp inside.
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Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi Falls

Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi Falls

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A scenic 8km circular hike to Sterkspruit Falls and Nandi's Falls with a total elevation gain during the hike of 330m.
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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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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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Starboard

Starboard

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Starboard is in the Monks Cowl area.
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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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Sterkspruit Falls

Sterkspruit Falls

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An easy walk to the falls starting at the Monks Cowl entrance. Take the well marked path down to the falls. 1 to 2 hours in total time returning back to Monks Cowl entrance.
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Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Private Bag X2, , 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. The Monk's Cowl Nature Reserve with its breathtaking vistas of sw ...
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Witch Peak

Witch Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Witch Peak is in the Monks Cowl area.
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Marten's Shelter is in the Monks Cowl area. This small site is situated on the path between Champagne Castle Hotel and The Sphinx path at Monks Cowl . It is on the Champagne Castle Hotel’s property so access is with permission of the hotel management. The site is well marked and is a small set of paintings of Mountain ...
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Keith Bush Camp

Keith Bush Camp

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Keith Bush Camp used to be just a hut but it was demolished in the 1973 when the valley was declared wilderness area, where no man-made structure were allowed. This is a good overnight stop for a hike to Champagne Castle Peak via Gray’s Pass.
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Hospitalspruit Cave / Knuffel’s Shelter

Hospitalspruit Cave / Knuffel’s Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hospitalspruit Cave also known as Knuffel’s Shelter is in the Monks Cowl area and provides excellent shelter and has a level floor.
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Sombrero

Sombrero

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sombrero is on 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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