Northern Drakensberg

The Northern Drakensberg comprises Royal Natal National Park, Amphitheatre, Rugged Glen Nature Reserve, Mont-aux-Sources, Singati Valley, Ifidi, Mnweni & Ntonjelana valleys, the Mnweni cutback, Mponjwane, and the Saddle.
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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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Grasscutter's Cave

Grasscutter's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A large cave which is found just before the start of Icidi Pass.
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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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Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge

Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A National Heritage Site, this 1000-hectare property has to be seen to be appreciated. This mountain Lodge is at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level and lies in the shadow of the greater Drakensberg peaks on the property. The property is solar powered and accommodation is in Canadian styled log cabins, and all ...
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A 6.1km circular hike heading uphill to start and then through Gudu Bush where a small stream and pool will can be seen. An option is to turn right up the hill here which takes you to the top of Gudu Falls (this is a steep path about 700m long and 230m in elevation - Gudu falls is shown on the left), else continue stra ...
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Gudu Pass

Gudu Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gudu Falls Pass is a relatively easy hike worth doing. If you venture towards the falls you will find some lovely rock pools to swim in.
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Icidi Back Ridge

Icidi Back Ridge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found in Mnweni in the Northern Drakensberg.
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Icidi Buttress

Icidi Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Icidi buttress is located in Mnweni. It lies next to the Icidi pass. 
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Icidi Cave

Icidi Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Icidi Cave is found 310m above Icidi pass towards Icidi Crown (North Easterly direction) along a long rock band.
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Icidi Crown

Icidi Crown

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Icidi Crown is not shown on the maps and is found near Icidi Cave.
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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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Icidi Pass Cave

Icidi Pass Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small cave just before the top of Icidi Pass on the left side of the pass. You would be better of hiking about 360m further towards Icidi Cave itself.
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Ifidi Buttress

Ifidi Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ifidi Buttress is in the Mnweni area of the Northern Drakensberg.
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Ifidi Cave

Ifidi Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The true Ifidi cave, not always found. This large cave can accommodate at least 6 people and offers reasonable shelter. There is enough space to put up a tent if needed. The views from the cave and morning sunrise make the effort to find this elusive cave well worth while.
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Ifidi Cave (Annex)

Ifidi Cave (Annex)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Not the true Ifidi cave but does offer shelter for about 4 people. The true Ifidi cave is about 280m further in a South Easterly direction.
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Ifidi Northern Pinacle

Ifidi Northern Pinacle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Ifidi Northern Pinacle is in the Mnweni area.
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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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Ifidi Peak

Ifidi Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ifidi peak is a popular peak to climb, the last section up to the peak includes a lot of bundu bashing and rock hopping.
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Ifidi Southern Pinacle

Ifidi Southern Pinacle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The climb up the Ifidi Southern Pinnacle consists of 3 chimneys, the summit is very for difficult beginners.
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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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Inner Tower

Inner Tower

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Inner Tower is found in the Royal Natal area. It lies next to the famous devils tooth.
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Inner Tower Gully

Inner Tower Gully

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Two very distinct gullies lead up towards the Inner Tower. Both gullies are extremely challenging scrambles. The gully has many obstacles but the struggle may be well worth it. The Inner Tower Gully is located in the Royal Natal region.
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Jubilee Cave

Jubilee Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jubilee Cave is on the Mnewni area
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