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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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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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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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Gorge Cave

Gorge Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Gorge Cave is near specatcle cave, its very small.
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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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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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Little Bamboo Mountain

Little Bamboo Mountain

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Viewed from the Garden Castle and can also be seen from Mzimkhylwana Hut area.
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Ikanti #3

Ikanti #3

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ikanti #3 is in the Cobham area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: The painting shows a large herd of eland. The Bushmen mainly painted eland in large herds while rhebuck were painted as being part of smaller family groups. Symbolically, eland herds represent the aggregation phase of social life, when small Bushman ...
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Weaver Cave

Weaver Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Weaver Cave is in the Cobham area. The cave has a level floor and offers reasonable protection from the elements. The easiest route to the the cave is via Lakes Cave or from Mzimkhulwana Hut which is roughly 7km from the 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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Mpongweni (Sipongweni) South Shelter

Mpongweni (Sipongweni) South Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mpongweni (Sipongweni) South Shelter is in the Cobham area. Paintings on the exterior walls of the Shelter are barely visible due to weathering. It's a steep 250m in altitude climb and about 400m from Mpongweni North Shelter below. Due to the weathering of the paintings it may be better to save your energy for other ...
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Pholela Shelter

Pholela Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pholela Shelter is in the Cobham area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Paintings of the eland do not only reflect that this animal was hunted by the Bushmen, but also its spiritual significance: Bushmen believed that where the eland is, there they would experience divine protection.  
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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 ...
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Sani Peak

Sani Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sani Peak is in the Cobham area.
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Venice Cave

Venice Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Venice Cave is in the Cobham region. The cave has a level floor and offers reasonable protection from the elements. The cave is between to hills so is likely to not get a lot of sun and may be cold.
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