Southern Drakensberg

The Southern Drakensberg has Mkhomazi Wilderness Area, Loteni, Highmoor, Kamberg, Vergelegen, Sani Pass, Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area, Mzimkhulwana Nature Reserve, Garden Castle, Rhino, Bushman's Nek, Giant's Cup Hiking Trail, Sehlabathebe National Park, Thomathu, Devil's Knuckles, and Ramatseliso's Nek.
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Bridge Cave

Bridge Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found on the north side of the valley near the start of Nhlangeni Pass.
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Bulwer Mountain Shelter #1

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2 is outside the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and is located in Bulwer. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: An eland is depicted here apparently ‘entering’ a curtain of natural mineral deposits on the parent rock. San rock paintings sometimes used natural features in this way with people and anima ...
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Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2 is outside the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and is located in Bulwer. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: The paintings show an eland placed vertically on the rock wall. Several features emphasize the significance of the dying eland as a metaphor for the shaman who 'dies" when entering deep tran ...
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Bushman's Cave

Bushman's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

North-facing, providing views of Ngwangwe Peak and Walker's Peak.
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Bushman's Cave (via Slab Cave) Hike

Bushman's Cave (via Slab Cave) Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is a moderate hike of 9.6km to Bushmans Cave. You can either return the same day, overnight in the Cave or make this day 1 of a multi day hike in the Bushman's Nek area. The views in the valley along the way are stunning and once just above the Cave the southern escarpment views towards Rhino and Hodgson's peaks ...
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Bushman's Nek Hut

Bushman's Nek Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hut accommodates up to 30 people and is situated just off the main route of the Giant's Cup Trail, slightly above the South African border post and overlooking the Bushman's River and views of the far southern drakensberg.Thaba Ngwangwe and Tomathu Peak can also be seen up on the escarpment on either side of Ngwang ...
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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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Bushman's Nek Pass Hike

Bushman's Nek Pass Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Bushman's Nek Pass is suitable for hiking and horse riding. The hike from Bushamn's Nek camp to the top of the pass is 8km with a total elevation gain of 679m making this a moderatley difficult hike. The first half of the hike takes you past Cedric's Pool and is relatively flat, the next 3km are steep to the top o ...
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Surrounded by mountains and nature, Bushmans Nek is located 37 km away from Underberg. The resort features a restaurant, spa and a rock swimming pool. A variety of outdoor activities are offered. The classically decorated rooms at the hotel are equipped with TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities and the spacious apar ...
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Bushmans Nek Nature Reserve

Bushmans Nek Nature Reserve

PO Box 378, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated in the Bushman's Nek Valley, wildlife commonly seen in the Bushman's Nek area is varied, and includes eland, reedbuck, grey rhebok, oribi and klipspringer, as well as dassie and porcupine. Jackal buzzard and black eagle may be seen soaring above the slopes. The streams are full of trout. Bushman's Nek also pr ...
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Buttress Pass (The Passage)

Buttress Pass (The Passage)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Buttress Pass is very straightforward and, hence, is also known as The Passage. The pass starts on the contour path 2km south of Redi Pass.
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In the foothills of the southern Drakensberg nestles Castleburn a home to eland, reedbuck and 100 species of bird, who flock to the re-established wetlands. Spacious, thatched, architect-designed cottages, built of hand-hewn local stone, cluster around Lake Madingofani. Its shimmering surface reflects the rocky summits ...
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A popular pool only 4.5 km from Bushman's Nek camp. The pool is apparently named after Cedric Biggs, a leader of the Mountain Backpackers Club some years ago, who was known for plunging through the ice into the freezing pool. It's also referred to as "Three pools" on some of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife maps and literatu ...
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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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Situated in Himeville, within 5 km of Lake Glencairn and 5 km of Lake Kenmo Picnic Site, Chikanka features a garden. Featuring a terrace, this property is located a short distance from Himeville Museum and Himeville Nature Reserve. The property is set 8 km from Vulture Restaurant (On top of hill). At the bed and breakf ...
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An comfortable self-catering cottage standing on the shore of Heskeths, a twenty five acre lake with majestic views of the Drakensberg over the water; Clearbrook offers total privacy and seclusion from the outside world. The cottage consists of four double/twin en-suite bedrooms, an attractive, comfortable lounge with ...
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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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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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Country Comfort Underberg has well-equipped accommodation featuring free WiFi in Underberg, Free private parking is available on site. There is a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries in each unit, along with a hairdryer. The accommodation offers one luxury, mountain facing bedroom with a queen bed and an e ...
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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 t ...
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Curtain Cave

Curtain Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This cave has a large deep overhang and is 40m from Wave cave.
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Cyprus Cave

Cyprus Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cyprus cave was formed when the underlying soil was washed away by the stream that flows over the top into a pool in front of the cave. The cave is named after the cyprus grass which grows in the area.
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