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Barker's Chalet

Barker's Chalet

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Barker's Chalet is a huge overhang overlooking a wonderful wooded gorge within which runs a stream that becomes perfect for swimming during summer. Because it is so close to Cathedral Peak Hotel, the traffic through the area is high and you will get little privacy during the day.
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Bell Cave

Bell Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bell Cave offers great views and a fairly level floor but not not offer much protection from the elements.
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Bellevue Cave

Bellevue Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small cave on the Malmbonja pass offering some shelter. Its not often used as Twins Cave is far better close by.
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Bellevue Cave (Annex)

Bellevue Cave (Annex)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A small cave on the Malmbonja pass offering some shelter. Its not often used as Twins Cave is far better close by.
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Cannibal Cave

Cannibal Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cannibal Cave is in the Royal Natal area of the Drakensberg. Cannibal Cave in the past was occupied by Bushmen and more recently by refugees of Shaka Zulu wars.
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Corner Cave

Corner Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corner Cave is in the Mnweni area. This cave can sleep sleep 8 people and offers good protection from bad weather. The cave has no official name and has thus been called Corner Cave. From a distance it looks like its positioned in a corner. North Peak is a further 2km up Nguza Pass. Rockeries pass is to the right after ...
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Crow's Nest Cave

Crow's Nest Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Crows Nest Cave is found on Crows Nest Peak near Mont-Aux-Sources in the Drakensberg.
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Cycad Cave

Cycad Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

In Mnweni and is the start of the Ifidi pass route.
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Didima Cave

Didima Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found at the top of the escarpment in Cathedral Peak, the picture alongside says it all. Water however is only found just over 1km from the cave.
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Drip Cave

Drip Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A few hundred meters down from Bell Cave. Its a shallow and uneven cave.
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Easter Cave

Easter Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Easter Cave is between Ntonjelana Pass and Easter Pass (Christmas Pass). About 200m up and North after climbing to the top of Easter Pass.
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False Ifidi Cave 1

False Ifidi Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Not a good shelter, try find the true Ifidi Cave rather which is about 700m South East from this cave.
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Fangs Cave

Fangs Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found near the top of fangs pass and to the left of Fangs Buttress looking North.
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Five Star Cave

Five Star Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found just before Mbundini Cave (50m lower down) heading towards Fangs and Mbundini pass in Mnweni.
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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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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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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 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 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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Jubilee Cave

Jubilee Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jubilee Cave is on the Mnewni area
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Lamb Skull Cave

Lamb Skull Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lamp Skull Cave is in the Mnweni area about 380m from the top of Pins Pass. The cave has a flat floor and offers reasonable protection from bad weather.
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Ledges Cave

Ledges Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ledges Cave offers magnificent views over Mnweni from the cave only for the brave, there is a huge drop below the cave, don't go to the edge. The 10m walk down to the cave is not to bad and anyone looking to try something different will enjoy this adventure. The path down to the cave can be difficult to find from the ...
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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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Mahai Cave

Mahai Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mahai Cave is in the Royal Natal area about 500m below Mahai falls.
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Manxome Cave

Manxome Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Manxome Cave is about 150m below Manxome pass in the Mnweni area.
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Mbundini 2 Cave

Mbundini 2 Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found just after Five Star Cave (50m further up) heading towards Fangs and Mbundini pass in Mnweni. Mbundini Cave is found near the top of the pass.
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Mbundini Cave

Mbundini Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mbundini Cave is 300m below the Mbundini pass and about 80m in elevation below.
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Mponjwane Cave

Mponjwane Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mponjwane is found near the top of the Mponjwane (Rockeries Tower) Pass in Mnweni, the views 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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Category Cathedral Peak
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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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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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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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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Reido Cave

Reido Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Reido cave is in the Cathedral Peak area above the escarpment and below Pampiring Peak. Greys or Twin Peak Pass would be the most common routes to get to the cave.
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Ribbon Falls Cave

Ribbon Falls Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ribbon Falls Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area. The floor is level and offers good protection from storms.
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Roland's Cave

Roland's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Roland's Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area and is positioned on the side of the escarpment. The views are out of this world. The floor is level and provides excellent shelter. The cave is named after Roland, a member of the Mountain Club of South Africa.
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Rwanqa Cave

Rwanqa Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rwanqa Cave is in the Mnweni area.
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Rwanqa Cave 2

Rwanqa Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rwanqa Cave 2 is in the Mnweni area about 240m before Rqanqa Cave.
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Scaly Cave

Scaly Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Scaly Cave is in the Mnweni area. This is a small cave for 3 people. You would be better off staying in Sunshine Cave on the other side of the valley, about 300m away.
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Schoongezicht Cave

Schoongezicht Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Schoongezicht Cave is in the Cathedral Peak area. The cave is right next to the Ndedema river. The views upwards from the cave are beautiful.
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Sentinel Caves

Sentinel Caves

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The two Sentinel Caves in the Royal Natal area are situated on the escarpment in a large crack at the back of the Sentinel. They provide excellent protection from bad weather, have level floors and each cave can sleep 4 people.
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Sgonqweni Cave

Sgonqweni Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sgonqweni Cave is in the Mnweni area.
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Shepherd's Cave 1

Shepherd's Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Shepherd's Cave 1 is in the Mnweni area in a Westerly direction heading towards Rwanqa pass.
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