Drakensberg Passes in Mnweni

Passes in the Mnweni (Amangwane) area.

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Fangs Pass

Fangs Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

In most hikers' opinions Fangs Pass is definitely one of the most stunning passes in the Mnweni area and perhaps even in the entire Drakensberg. It is a difficult pass to undertake and should not be attempted by the inexperienced. It starts at a small waterfall where the Fangs tributary joins the Mbundini River.
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Icidi Pass

Icidi Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Icidi Pass is most likely the most difficult non-rock pass in the Drakensberg. It is very long, steep and boulder-choked. It should not be attempted by any inexperienced and unskilled hikers as it could become very dangerous.
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Ifidi Pass

Ifidi Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ifidi Pass is not often attempted due to its rocky summit. Along with Icidi Pass, it is infamous for being one of the most challenging passes in the Drakensberg. However, most would say that the reward is definitely worth the effort.
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Madonna Pass

Madonna Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From the gully at Madonna & Her Worshippers is Madonna Pass. 
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Manxome Pass

Manxome Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Manxome Pass is located in the Mnweni region. It is not marked as a pass on the official maps. It is a physically challenging pass to do as it is long and steep but it offers extraordinary views.
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Mbundini Pass

Mbundini Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mbundini Pass is difficult to navigate due to the lack of a path. It is a challenging climb.
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Mnweni Pass

Mnweni Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Mnweni Pass is steep but is one of the most rewarding ascents. The view just gets better!
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Nguza Pass

Nguza Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nguza Pass is a rock pass without a trail. It is an amazing pass that is definitely worth doing.
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Pins Pass

Pins Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pins Pass is not a rock pass. If you choose the correct route, it is a relatively easy and straightforward pass.
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Rockeries Pass

Rockeries Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rockeries Pass is a relatively easy way to reach the escarpment in the Mnweni area. Navigating your way along this pass is no problem at all because the path is clear.
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Rwanqa Pass

Rwanqa Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rwanqa Pass is fairly difficult. It's route is not clearly shown on official maps as the pass is very overgrown.
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