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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New Beginnings Shelter

New Beginnings Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

New Beginnings Shelter is located within the ATKV Drakensville Resort. Interpretation by Tim Forssman and Lee Gutteridge (2012): Rhebuck are the most popular choice for the San when they made headdresses. The San believed by wearing such a headdress one would be able to influence the movement of the game and to ensure ...
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Nguza Cave 1

Nguza Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nguza Cave 1 is near the top of Nguza pass in the Mnweni area, 80m from the top of the pass.
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Nguza Cave 2

Nguza Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nguza Cave 2 is near the top of Nguza pass in the Mnweni area about 160m before Nguza Cave 1
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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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Nguza Pass Peak

Nguza Pass Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nguza Pass Peak is in the Mnweni area.
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Ntabamnyama / Namahadi Hut

Ntabamnyama / Namahadi Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is a relic of an early settler's dwelling. Image Credit: pietspix [03 July 2008] The ruin is situated 80m from the top of Namahadi pass.
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Ntonjelana Pass (iNtonyelana)

Ntonjelana Pass (iNtonyelana)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ntonjelana Pass is a steep pass located in the Mnweni area. It is probably the easiest pass in this area. The path is very obvious as it is frequently used as a smuggling route.
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Ntonyelana Knife (iNtonyelana)

Ntonyelana Knife (iNtonyelana)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ntonyelana Knife (iNtonyelana) is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Ntonyelana Ridge (iNtonyelana)

Ntonyelana Ridge (iNtonyelana)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ntonyelana Ridge (iNtonyelana) is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Old Fire Lookout / Thuthumi Hut

Old Fire Lookout / Thuthumi Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Formerly a Fire Lookout the hut is located in the Cathedral Peak Reserve. The hut is very exposed to the elements. The view from the hut is from Cathkin Peak in the south to the Amphitheatre in the north, with Cathedral Peak range jutting out in the middle.
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Organ Pipes Pass (Camel Route)

Organ Pipes Pass (Camel Route)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Organ Pipes Pass - the Camel Route is marked as dangerous on official maps but this only really applies in icy conditions. There is beautiful scenery on both sides of the ridge.
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Organ Pipes Pass (Thuthumi Ridge Route)

Organ Pipes Pass (Thuthumi Ridge Route)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Organ Pipes Pass is probably one of the most commonly used passes in the KZN Drakensberg. The name is derived from the very impressive wall of rock pinnacles near the top of the pass. The ridge offers stunning views of the Cathedral and Cathkin ridges. This route is commonly used for smuggling activities and is best a ...
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Organ Pipes Peak

Organ Pipes Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Organ Pipes Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area.
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Outer Horn

Outer Horn

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Outer 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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Pampiring

Pampiring

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pampiring is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Pampiring II

Pampiring II

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pampiring II is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Pins Buttress

Pins Buttress

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pins Buttress is in the Mnweni area.
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Pins Cave

Pins Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pins Cave is in the Mnweni area about 360m from the top of Pins Pass. The cave has a flat floor and offers reasonable protection from bad weather. The views from the cave are stunning.
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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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Poachers Cave

Poachers Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Poachers Cave is a large cave in the Cathedral Peak area that could sleep up to 12 people. The cave is closed due to Bushamn Paintings being inside the cave.
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Policeman's Helmet Hike

Policeman's Helmet Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Starting at the Gorge car park this 6km hike to Policeman's Helmet with an elevation gain 340m along the way offers great views.
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Procession Shelter

Procession Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Procession Shelter is in the Cathedral Peak area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Here figures are depicted being partly human and partly insect with praying mantis heads. The praying mantis was the Bushman's deity. He was also called the trickster deity as he was a shape-shifter, meaning that he could change int ...
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Pyramid

Pyramid

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pyramid is in the Cathedral Peak area.
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Rat Hole Cave

Rat Hole Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rat Hole Cave is in the Mnweni area, just above Madonna Pass. The cave is a narrow tunnel about 7m deep and can sleep up to 4 people. This cave is not for you if you have claustrophobia.
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