Cathedral Peak

The Cathedral range, with its numerous free standing peaks and magnificent mountain scenery, is one of the most favoured parts of the Berg for backpacking and rock climbing. Bordered in the north and north-west by the Upper Tugela Location and in the south by the Mdedelelo Wilderness, the area is dominated by the spire like Cathedral Peak after which it is named.
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Elephant

Elephant

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Elephant peak is located in the Cathedral Peak area. It is named after the rounded shape of an elephant head with the tusk to the right.
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Elephant Gully

Elephant Gully

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Elephant Gully, although beautifully scenic and dramatic, is not climbed often. It is a narrow gully that varies in steepness and therefore may be a fairly difficult hike. It is also known as the Elephant Shortcut.
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Forest Shelter

Forest Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Forest Shelter offers excellent shelter however its not a very level cave.
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Gatberg North Campsite

Gatberg North Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg North Campsite 
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Gatberg South Campsite

Gatberg South Campsite

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gatberg South Campsite
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Gravel Cave

Gravel Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gravel Cave is in Didima Gorge fairly close to Poacher's and Forest Cave.
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Inner Horn

Inner Horn

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Inner Horn is in the Cathedral Peak area. From left to right is the Inner Horn, Outer Horn, The Bell and Cathedral Peak.
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Leopard

Leopard

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Leopard peak is located in the Cathedral peak area. 
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Lion's Rock

Lion's Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lion's Rock is in the Cathedral Peak area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Two monochrome (single-colour) felines are depicted at Lion’s Shelter. Brown, orange, red and crimson colours were all made from a solution of finely ground ochre mixed with plant juice, water, egg or animal (mainly eland) blood and fat. T ...
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Little Saddle (North)

Little Saddle (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Little Saddle (North) is located in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Little Saddle (South)

Little Saddle (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Little Saddle (South) and Little Saddle (North) appear as a small saddle when viewed from a distance.
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Lower Mushroom Shelter

Lower Mushroom Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lower Mushroom Shelter is in the Cathedral Peak area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: The presence of a feline (lion or leopard), leaping towards a group of men in unusual postures, lifting each other up and somersaulting, demonstrates that this is not a depiction of San lifeways in a narrative sense. The San bel ...
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Lower Ndumeni Cave 1

Lower Ndumeni Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The two lower caves at the top of Thuthumi pass are very close to each other and each sleep 4 people.
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Lower Ndumeni Cave 2

Lower Ndumeni Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The two lower caves at the top of Thuthumi pass are very close (35m) from each other and each sleep 4 people.
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Mahout

Mahout

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mahout peak is in the Cathedral peak area.
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Mike's Pass

Mike's Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mike's Pass is a demanding gravel 4X4 pass high in the mountains near Bergville.
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Mitre

Mitre

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mitre peak is located in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Mlambonja Buttress

Mlambonja Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mlambonja buttress is located in the Cathedral peak area. Mlambonja means hungry dog, it refers to the lack of game in the area meaning the early hunters dogs were left hungry.
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Mlambonja Pass (Bell Traverse)

Mlambonja Pass (Bell Traverse)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mlambonja Pass (also known as Umlambonya pass) is a steep pass in the Cathedral range. It is still used often because it is a more direct route to the escarpment from the hotel and has a large, comfortable cave nearby.
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Mount Helga

Mount Helga

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mount Helga is located within the Cathedral Peak area and is near Bell Cave.
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Mushroom Rock Hike

Mushroom Rock Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Cathedral Peak Hotel its only 2.6km but its a steep uphill with an elevation gain of 355m. The views from Mushroom are excellent.
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Nanni's Cave

Nanni's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nanni's cave is in the Cathedral Peak area. The cave contains bushman paintings and thus the exact location is not shown.
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Nanni's Cave (Annex)

Nanni's Cave (Annex)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nanni's cave annex is in the Cathedral Peak area. The main Nanni's cave contains bushman paintings and thus the exact location is not shown.
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Ndumeni Dome

Ndumeni Dome

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ndumeni Dome is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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