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Yellowwood Cave

Yellowwood Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Yellowwood Cave is in the Lotheni area. The cave is easily reached from Lotheni Camp (about 6km).
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Category Caves
Umzimkulu River Lodge

Umzimkulu River Lodge

Coleford Road, Underberg, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A place to unwind...Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, DB&B, B&B or self-catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in Underberg. We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from JHB in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Perfectly pla ...
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Sleeping Beauty Cave

Sleeping Beauty Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An easy 2 hour hike over 3.7 km with a total uphill of 377m. The cave is huge and offers excellent protection from bad weather. The last section on the way to the cave is up some wooden steps.There is enough flat sections in the cave to sleep 10 people comfortably. The video by Patrik Kjellgren @patttrici shows how bi ...
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A great day hike that's easy and suitable for younger children. As you walk along the Bushman's Nek River and deeper into the valley you will get a great feeling of being outdoors. Some of the gallery pictures show the area when it had snowed. The snow was 3 foot deep near Halfway/Slab cave and no path could be found, ...
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Pholela Cave

Pholela Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pholela Cave is in the Cobham region near the Pholele river. It's a large cave with a relatively level floor and good shelter in bad weather. Spectacle and Gorge cave are nearby and worth visiting.
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Two routes are possible, one via Lammergeier Cave or via Thamathu Cave. The route via Thamathu cave is recommended as a path can be followed the whole way. The hike via Lammergeier cave has no path for about half the hike and unless you know the area well and have a good map this route should not be attempted.
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Painter's Cave

Painter's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Painter's Cave is in the Bushman's Nek area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: In the contact period and especially after the arrival of the Europeans, Bushman groups changed from being hunter-gatherers to being raiders and traders for the sake of their survival. Bushman raiders kept the horses for themselves as hors ...
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Category Caves
Mpongweni (Sipongweni) North Shelter

Mpongweni (Sipongweni) North Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mpongweni (Sipongweni) North Shelter is in the Cobham area. Mpongweni North Shelter is a must visit if you are interested in Bushman Paintings. It's a long uphill hike of about 6 hours to the site but well worth the visit. Probably best to overnight and make this a 2 day trip. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Women ...
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Lotheni Pass (South Fork - gully access)

Lotheni Pass (South Fork - gully access)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lotheni South Pass. The gully access is actually more prominent but the North Fork is the one indicated on maps. It is a known smuggling route and is an easier hike than the North Fork.
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Category Hikes
Mvuleni (Bamboo) Mountain

Mvuleni (Bamboo) Mountain

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Viewed from the Garden Castle road and can also be seen from Mzimkhylwana Hut area.
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Thamathu Cave

Thamathu Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thamathu Cave is in the Bushmans Nek area. The cave is about 7km from the parking lot and its uphill almost all the way to the cave. Further on from the cave is Thamathu pass. The cave is large, split into 4 sections and a semi level area near the front. The views and sunrise from the cave make the hike up the hill wor ...
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Pornographic Shelter (Bushmans River Rock #1)

Pornographic Shelter (Bushmans River Rock #1)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pornographic Shelter (Bushmans River Rock #1) is in the Garden Castle area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: One of the panels at Pornographic Shelter displays a group of running men that seems to be hunting. The parent rock shows signs of flaking, natural weathering and water-wash areas consisting of silica, salt a ...
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This is day 2 of the Giants Cup Trail hike. Its an easy hike of 8.6km to Mzimkulwana Hut. On the way you pass Bath Plug Cave which is a good spot for lunch. The Hut can be quite cold as in a valley near a river so do take some warm clothes along also.
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Lammergeier Cave

Lammergeier Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lammergeier Cave in Bushamns Nek is a stunning cave, it must be the longest cave in all the Drakensberg.  The cave is found on the Lammergeier Pass route. The cave could fit 50 people but 12 is the maximum allowed by Ezemvelo. A stream is below the cave all year and the sunrise in the mornings are a must to see. ...
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Boundary Rock

Boundary Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Boundary Rock is just over 4km from the Cobham Reserve and a stunning pool for swimming is near by. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: A large indeterminate human is depicted bending over a group of sitting people. This image links to the trance dance, since the bending forward posture is part of this dance. After exc ...
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Halfway/Slab Cave (Fisherman's Cave)

Halfway/Slab Cave (Fisherman's Cave)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A narrow cave on the path about half way towards Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass).
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Gxalingenwa Cave

Gxalingenwa Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A stunning cave with magnificent views offering great protection even in the severest storms. Plenty water is available in the stream below and next to the cave in the summer months.
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Knuckles Pass (North)

Knuckles Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Knuckles Pass (North) is located in the Bushman's Nek area. There is no visible trail.
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Category Bushmans Nek

Located on the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, Lake Naverone Holiday Cottages is set on large estate with 2 lakes and 7 km of river frontage. It offers picturesque stone cottages with magnificent views. The cottages are fitted with a stove, microwave, fridge, a well equipped kitchen and patios with lovely views. ...
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Twelve Apostles (Sani Pass)

Twelve Apostles (Sani Pass)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Twelve Apostles are in the Cobham area and can be viewed when driving up Sani Pass.
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Category Peaks
Rob's Cave

Rob's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rob's Cave is in the Garden Castle area in the Hidden Valley area. The cave has a large overhang providing good shelter. The floor is only level in some areas for sleeping.
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A 9.2km hike mostly uphill with a detour to Siphongweni Cave, the highlight of any trip to Cobham. The bushman paintings 100m from the Cave are some of the best you will ever see in the Drakensberg. After Siphongweni Cave you pass The Policeman, an often photographed feature of the Drakensberg. Lakes cave offers good ...
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Category Hikes
Thamathu Cave Hike

Thamathu Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A moderately severe 4-5 hrs hike (10 km's) This hike follows a well-defined path on the northern flank of the Thomathu Ridge. The cave faces north-east and sleeps up to 12 people. The cave is not very deep though and strong winds can be a problem.
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Corncob Cave

Corncob Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corncob Cave (named so after corncobs were found at the cave) is near the top of Walkers Pass and almost level in height to Isicatula Peak.
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Thamathu is a long pass up from Bushman's Nek up the ridge to the top of the escarpment. It is a relatively easy pass. The views on the way up and at the top are lovely. Along the way you pass Thamathu Cave, a good place to have a rest and take in the views before doing the final 3 km's.
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Bushman's Nek Pass

Bushman's Nek Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bushman's Nek Pass is situated on a path towards the Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho. The route is suitable for hiking and horse riding.
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Located in Underberg, Mountain View Cottages offer self-catering chalets with a swimming pool and views of the surrounding landscape. Chalets can accommodate 4 or 6 and come with a fully-equipped kitchen, telephone, limited DSTV, music centre, heating and individual barbecue facilities. Guests can dine at the resort's ...
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Fun Cave

Fun Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Only 20m from Verkyker cave Fun Cave has a narrow sloping overhang that is large enough to sleep 12.
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Wilson's Cave

Wilson's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wilsons Cave is in the Garden Castle area. The cave has a large overhang and provides good shelter from the elements.
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Offering a swimming pool, Fairways Gold Crown Resort is situated in Drakensberg Garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Region. The resort has a barbecue and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Certain units feature a seating ar ...
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Mzimude Caves

Mzimude Caves

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimude caves is in the Garden Castle area. Their are 3 caves all in very close vicinity to eachother. The caves offer good shelter and have a level floor.
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Secret Cave

Secret Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Secret Cave is in the Garden Castle area in Secret Valley. The cave has a level floor and provides good protection from the wind and rain.
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Riverbend Chalets (Gold Crown Resort) is set within the scenic Drakensberg Garden and boasts views of lush landscapes and the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range. The resort has a restaurant, children’s playground and outdoor swimming pool. The 2-bedroom units come fitted with an open plan lounge and dining area, a kit ...
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Goats Cave

Goats Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Goats cave is at the top of Lammergeier pass. The views from the cave are stunning. The cave overhang is low and as the name implies its often used as a shelter for Goats so be prepared to rather use a tent than sleep in the cave which can be very messy.
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Engagement Cave

Engagement Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Enough space for 2 people, found 190m up the valley from Seeping Beauty Cave.
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Amakehla Pass (Lakes Cave)

Amakehla Pass (Lakes Cave)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amakehla Pass is a fairly easy pass to hike. It can be accessed in two ways: from Pholela Cave or by starting on the connecting path between the two caves.
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Crystal Waters of Underberg offers fine trout fishing and berg style log and stone cabin accommodation. Situated at the end of the district road and encircled by the mountains of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, this peaceful valley offers the perfect setting for dam and river fishing while experiencing the peace and ...
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Walker's Peak

Walker's Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From left to right: Thaba Ngwangwe Peak, Walkers Peak and Mashai Peak
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Ikanti #1

Ikanti #1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ikanti #1 is in the Cobham area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: This panel is also called the “Marching Men” panel. The procession is made up of men only, carrying bows, arrows and quivers. Since they are migrating east, to the sea, this panel can be interpreted as seasonal migration of the Bushmen during winter t ...
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Sherry Cave (New)

Sherry Cave (New)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sherry Cave (New) is in the Garden Castle area. To get to this cave a small ledge needs to be walked along so care needs to be taken. The cave has a level floor and will protect you from rain.
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37 Valley View Cottage is located in Underberg. The holiday home, housed in a building dating from 2000, is 1 km from the Spar Food Store (Underberg). The holiday home is located on the ground floor and is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven.
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Mashai

Mashai

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From left to right: Thaba Ngwangwe Peak, Walkers Peak and Mashai Peak
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Siphongweni Cave

Siphongweni Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A good overnight spot if viewing the Bushman Paintings at Mpongweni North Shelter (100m away). The cave/boulder offers relatively good protection from bad weather. Water is not found in winter or dry summer months and has to be carried up to the cave. The views from Mpongweni North Shelter and a little higher at Mpon ...
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Rockfall Cave

Rockfall Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rockfall Cave is in the uMkhomazi area. The cave is 1.6km from Sinclair's Cave and is positioned in a valley which marks the southern boundary of Anondale farm. The cave gets its name from the very prominent rock-fall at the end of the cliff line behind it.
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Located in Southern Drakensberg, this resort offers spacious accommodation, an outdoor pool with scenic mountain views and a well-equipped fitness centre. Relaxation facilities include a hot tub and sauna. Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort has spacious rooms set in a contemporary décor. Each room has an ...
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Rhino Pass

Rhino Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The approach to Rhino Pass is difficult but the actual pass is fairly easy. It has spectacular scenery.
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Andre's Knob

Andre's Knob

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Accessible from Bushmans Nek. A 3 day hike to the top would make for an enjoyable outing.
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