Central Drakensberg

The Central Drakensberg or Berg comprises of Mlambonja Wilderness Area, Cathedral Peak, Ndumeni, Organ Pipes, Ndedema Gorge, Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, Cathkin Peak, Monk's Cowl, Champagne Castle, Injasuti, and Giant's Castle Game Reserve.
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Caracal Cave

Caracal Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Caracal Cave easily accommodates 8 people and is approximately 5.2km's from the Highmoor Reserve parking area. This is a relatively easy hike to the Cave and a bit of a climb back to the parking area. This is a comfortable cave, although quite dusty. Water supply is seasonal, although has been seen in winter months wh ...
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Caracal Cave Hike

Caracal Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Caracal Cave easily accommodates 8 people and is approximately 5.2km's from the Highmoor Reserve parking area. This is a relatively easy hike to the Cave and a bit of a climb back to the parking area. This is a very comfortable cave. Water supply is seasonal, although water flowing over the top of the cave has been se ...
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Carbineer Point

Carbineer Point

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Carbineer Point is located within the Giants Castle area. Jarateng/Jarding's Pass (South) is the closest pass. Image from left to right, Katana, Carbineer Point, Kambule and Mount Durnford.
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Cathkin Cottage B&B or Self Catering offers upmarket accommodation in the heart of the Champagne Valley. 5 well appointed en-suite rooms, swimming pool, communal lounges and free WiFi. Hiking trails that start from the cottage and close to many activities and restaurants. Located in a secure eco-estate with an abundanc ...
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A cosy haven situated in the Northern Kwazulu Natal region. A breath beneath the Drakensberg Mountains and in the slope of a hidden valley. Majestic in appearance and elegant down to every last detail. The rooms are inspired by luxurious living and superb comfort. C athkin House offers an experience like no other, wit ...
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Cathkin Mountain Pass

Cathkin Mountain Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cathkin Mountain Pass is easily tackled by the more experienced hiker. It is rather steep but does gradually become gentler. The pass on the right is Ship's Prow Pass and Cathkin Mountain Pass is on the left.
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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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Cayley Lodge

Cayley Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

About 4 km north of Cayley Lodge above the Ama Swazi settlement is an extensive rock ledge where 2 small streams enter the valley below. On the South side of this ledge is a small overhand with some reasonably well-preserved paintings comprising of a few Eland some other antelope, human figures and a very faint rianthr ...
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Cayley Lodge offers accommodation in Bergview, set in the central Drakensberg with views over the Cathkin Peak and Chamapgne Castle ranges. The property features a swimming pool, a hot tub and spa facilities. This modern lifestyle resort offers side by side chalets spread along the ridge. Each unit is fitted with a fla ...
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Centenary Hut

Centenary Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lacated in Injasuti. The hike to this delapidated hut is past Fergy's Cave and then a severe uphill hike near the end. The views are outstanding and a hike to this hut should be on everyone's to do list. As their are no windows its best to take a tent and sleep near the hut.
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Centenary Hut Hike

Centenary Hut Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A difficult 10.5km hike starting at Injisuthi Camp to Centenary Hut but worth every aching muscle once you get to the top. The first 7.5 km's are easy and then the "little" hill to climb up to the hut. It seems never ending at times but is most definitely achievable by most people, take it easy up the hill and you will ...
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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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Set in Bergview, Champagne Haven features a garden, year-round outdoor pool, and barbecue. Free private parking is available on site. Featuring a patio, the accommodation has a dining area and a seating area. It is equipped with a flat-screen TV with selected satellite channels and a DVD player. There is also a kitchen ...
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Cleo's Pool Hike

Cleo's Pool Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is best approached from the top of Berghaven cottages although it can also be accessed from the Heritage Walk route detailed above. Take the well marked path from the top of Bergview moving southwards into the valley. The path is very steep and you will eventually reach a stream and Cleo?s pool. There is a small c ...
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Corner Pass

Corner Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corner Pass is not technically difficult but does involve some scrambles around boulders. There is no specific path to follow, generally going along the narrow gully is best.
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Cowl Cave

Cowl Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Magnificent views and best approached Keith Bush Camp.
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Cowl Pass

Cowl Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The area in which Cowl Pass is situated is known as the Champagne Valley which consists of three extraordinary peaks: Monk's Cowl, Cathkin and Champagne Castle.
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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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Dead Dog Cave

Dead Dog Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dead Dog Cave is a sandstone overhang over 100 metres long.
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Dinosaur Cave

Dinosaur Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave has dinosaur footprints and its exact location is thus not shown.
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Located in Cathkin Park, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, BBQ facilities and shared lounge. This resort features free WiFi and a bar. The restaurant serves South african cuisine. At the resort, rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort provides certain rooms ...
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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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