Cobham

Cobham is situated in the Southern part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. Dominated by Hodgson's Peaks which enclose the Giants Cup, Cobham is a 52,000 ha section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park in the southern 'berg adjacent to Himeville Village.


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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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Amakehla Pass (Pholela Cave)

Amakehla Pass (Pholela Cave)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amakhela Pass from Pholela Cave which is located in the Cobham area of the Drakesnberg.
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Amakehla Pass (Ridge)

Amakehla Pass (Ridge)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amakhela Pass via the ridge route which is located in the Cobham region of the Drakensberg.
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Amakehla Peak

Amakehla Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Amakhela Peak is in the Cobham region of the Drakensberg.
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Bath Plug Cave

Bath Plug Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bath Plug Cave is located in the Cobham area. It's a large cave with bushman paintings, thus no camping is allowed. The cave is 4km from the Cobham Reserve. The cave name comes from the large hole in the cave through which the water disappears into. The images in Bath Plug Cave are very eroded as a result of natural ...
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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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Chameleon Cave

Chameleon Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Chameleon Cave is near Venice cave. The overhang is high and not very deep making the cave very vulnerable to the wind and rain.
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Cobham Nature Reserve

Cobham Nature Reserve

PO Box 168, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cobham is situated in the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sand ...
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A fun family day outing to Cobham and a short easy walk along the Pholela river. The distance is your choosing, from 1km to 5km in total. As you wind your way along the river choose one of the many pools to have a swim in and have a picnic lunch. This is a great way to introduce your kids to the Drakensberg without it ...
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A stunning 3 day hike. If you want a moderately easy hike, enjoy seeing Bushman Paintings want the luxury of a Hut on night 1 and enjoy caves as your accommodation on night 2 this is the hike for you. The sunrise from Lakes Cave is brilliant and the colours of a sunrise on the berg mountains are brilliant. The Hut ca ...
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Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Viewed from the Garden Castle road and can also be seen from Mzimkhylwana Hut area in Cobham.
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Emerald Dome

Emerald Dome

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Emerald Dome can be seen from the Cobham Parking area.
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eSiphongweni Peak

eSiphongweni Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

eSiphongweni Peak is located in the Cobham Reserve and can be seen from the campsite. Near the top is Siphongweni Cave and Mpongweni North Shelter which has many well preserved bushman paintings well worth a visit.
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Fingall's Rock

Fingall's Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

When hiking up Masubasuba Pass you have the option of going up along the Pholela River or via Fingall's Rock. This stunning rock feature makes this route option a great option.
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Giant's Cup Trail Hike

Giant's Cup Trail Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Giants Cup trail is the only established trail in the Drakensberg. The hike is over 5 days (and 5 nights accommodation in the Drakensberg) and is 58.9km's in total. The first day is 12.8 km's and you stay in Pholela Hut. Day two is 8.8 km's and you stay in Mzimkhulwana Hut. Day 3 is 12 km's and you stay in Winterho ...
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Glade Cave

Glade Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Glade Cave is after Weavers Cave and offers plenty water from the Mzimkhulwana River nearby.
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Good Hope Shelter #1

Good Hope Shelter #1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Good Hope Shelter #1 is in the Cobham area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Men on horses are depicted here. In the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, paintings are mainly narrative and can be explained with ease, while rock art in the Central and Northern Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage ...
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Good Hope Shelter #2

Good Hope Shelter #2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Good Hope Shelter #2 is in the Cobham area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Men on horses are depicted here. In the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, paintings are mainly narrative and can be explained with ease, while rock art in the Central and Northern Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage ...
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Gorge Cave

Gorge Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gorge Cave is near specatcle cave, its very small.
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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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Gxalingenwa Cave Circular Route

Gxalingenwa Cave Circular Route

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12.5 km's (5 hours) via Pholela Hut on the way to Gxalingenwa Cave and 11.5 km (4 hours) return via Pinnacle Rock. The hike is good for bird watching and game viewing. It follows the Emerald Stream, past indigenous forest to a spectacular waterfall with pools suitable for swimming on the way back form the cave. The hi ...
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Gxalingenwa Cave via Pholela Shelter

Gxalingenwa Cave via Pholela Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12.5 kms (5 hours) via Pholela Hut and an elevation gain of 530m. The hike via Pholela Cave follows day 1 of the giants cup trail in reverse for the first  7.25km's and then you turn left (continue straight) and follow Gxalingenwa River up the valley. The cave is a real cave with great views into the valley. It' ...
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Gxalingenwa Cave via Pinnacle Rock

Gxalingenwa Cave via Pinnacle Rock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

11.5 km (4 hours) via Pinnacle Rock and an elevation gain of 432m The hike is good for bird watching and game viewing. It follows the Emerald Stream, past indigenous forest to a spectacular waterfall with pools suitable for swimming on the way back form the cave. The cave is a real cave with great views into the vall ...
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Hodgson's Peak (North)

Hodgson's Peak (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hodgson’s Peaks is in Lesotho and near Sani peak. It is considered as an easy hike.
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