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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A three day, two nights hike starting at Injisuthi Camp. Each day of this circular route has its own unique views and hiking challenges. Day one to Centenary is a testing 10.5km to Centenary Hut, wake up the next morning to a stunning sunrise. Day 2 is the day without paths, a steep downhill and then a small climb nea ...
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Injisuthi Western Triplett

Injisuthi Western Triplett

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located in the Central Drakensberg.
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A visit to the "berg" is a must for the local and international tourist. INKOSANA Berg Lodge is located in the most popular central region of the majestic Ukhahlamba Park, South Africa's World Heritage site. INKOSANA Berg Lodge is nestled between popular 4* resorts on the R600, three minutes from the world famous Drak ...
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Inkungu Lodge is nestled in the heart of Champagne Valley, and is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg mountain range. Inkungu Lodge has stunning upmarket finishes throughout. Each room has been uniquely furnished, and the Lodge showcases a fine collection of predominantly Victorian and Edwardian fu ...
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Jarateng Cave

Jarateng Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jarateng Cave is in the Giants Castle area. Picture credit thanks to Dylan Harris. The cave can sleep up to 8 people as it it quite deep and wide but fairly low. The protection is great from all elements as the entrance is almost slanted downwards with a slight overhang and acts as a barrier. Most of the heat is als ...
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Jarateng Pass (North)

Jarateng Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jarateng (Jarding) Pass is in fact three passes that are absent or unclear on most hiking maps. Out of the three, the southernmost route is easier conquered. They are located in the Giant's Castle area.
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Jarateng Pass (South)

Jarateng Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Southern Jarateng Pass is the grassier of the three. It is Located in the Giant's Castle region.
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Jarateng/Jarding's Pass (Central)

Jarateng/Jarding's Pass (Central)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located in Central Drakensberg, the Central Jarateng Pass tops out high on the Southern slopes of Mount Durnford. It is most likely the easiest of the three passes as the northern and southern are rockier.
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Judge Pass

Judge Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Judge Pass is a steep pass which calls for some rock scrambling. The path is very clear. It is located in the Injisuthi region of the Berg.
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Junction Cave

Junction Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Junction Cave is in the Injisuthi area, a little bit further along from Marble Baths Cave. This cave is no longer shown on maps and should be avoided because of flood danger.
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Kamberg Nature Reserve

Kamberg Nature Reserve

PO Box 72, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Kamberg Nature Reserve forms part of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is situated centrally in the foothills of the mountains. The reserve was proclaimed in 1951 and is 6 300 ha in extent. This reserve is particularly scenic, with a number of walks throughout the area.   The natural landscape ...
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Kambule Peak

Kambule Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Kambule peak is located in the Giants Castle area near Jarateng Pass.  Image from left to right, Katana, Carbineer Point, Kambule and Mount Durnford.
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Katana

Katana

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Katana peak is located in the Giants Castle area. It is considered a complicated climb especially when there is snow. Image description: Looking North after the Long Wall towards Katana in front and the Thumb in the distance. A relatively easy three-hour hike from here to Langalibalele Pass after summiting Mount Durnf ...
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Keartlands Pass

Keartlands Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Keartlands Pass is located in the Monks Cowl area. It has some steep sections and the ongoing erosion has formed 'steps' which can be harsh on one's knees. This pass is not on the main escarpment.
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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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Langalibalele Pass

Langalibalele Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Old maps may refer to this as "Bushman's River Pass", as it was known in the 19th century. The exact date of the name change to "Langalibalele Pass" is uncertain, but makes reference to the arrest of the amaHlubi Chief Langalibalele at the top of this pass in 1873. Seven people died during this capture, five from the E ...
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Langalibalele Pass Hike

Langalibalele Pass Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Old maps may refer to this as "Bushman's River Pass", as it was known in the 19th century. The exact date of the name change to "Langalibalele Pass" is uncertain, but makes reference to the arrest of the amaHlubi Chief Langalibalele at the top of this pass in 1873. Seven people died during this capture, five from the E ...
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Leopard's Lair is situated on a working farm located within 20 km of Estcourt in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Free private parking is available on site. This 2-bedroom apartment has a kitchen fully-equipped kitchen and a lounge with a fireplace and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom has a shower.
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Leslie's Pass

Leslie's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Leslie's Pass is relatively easy to hike, it is just very long. Leslie's and Injisuthi pass are the only routes to the top in the Injisuthi area.
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Situated in the village of Winterton in the Central Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge-Purple House features a large garden with outdoor pool and children's playground. Pets are allowed on request. The accommodation here will provide you with a TV, a seating area and satellite channels. Most of the units have kitchen facilities. ...
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Featuring a large garden and accessed via a gravel road, Linglela Lodge is located in Estcourt, just 3 km from the Wagendrift dam. The lodge offers a bar, a dining area and an events venue. The rooms all come with African inspired decor and a TV with select satellite channels. Other amenities include a microwave, fridg ...
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Lithobolong Peak (Shepherd Ridge)

Lithobolong Peak (Shepherd Ridge)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lithobolong Peak is the seventh-highest mountain in South Africa, it is located in Injisuthi near Red Wall Peak.
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Little Acres B & B and self catering

Little Acres B & B and self catering

R600 Central Drakensberg, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Set in an idyllic lush 1,2ha garden, secured with an electric fence & ample safe parking. Friendly owner family managed, we offer three bed & breakfast rooms & two self-catering units. Central to all major hotels & conference facilities in the Central Drakensberg. You can find us easily on the main R600 ...
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Long Wall

Long Wall

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Long Wall is the fifth highest peak in South Africa. It is a long wall of rock north of Giant’s Castle.
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