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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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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Mystery Shelter

Mystery Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mystery shelter in in the Bushman's Nek area. Mystery Shelter is one of only three shelters known inside the Drakensberg that includes several layers of painting, the one executed over the other. This is called super-positioning. A study of super-positioning can be used to date Bushman images indirectly based on style ...
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Mzimkhulu Cave

Mzimkhulu Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimkhulu Cave is in the Garden Castle area on the route followed up Mzimkhulu Pass.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (Middle)

Mzimkhulu Pass (Middle)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Mzimkhulu Middle Pass is located in the Garden Castle area. There is a waterfall on route which may be tricky to navigate.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (North)

Mzimkhulu Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

There are three possible heads to the Mzimkhulu pass. The North pass is easy with a distinct path and offers beautiful scenery.
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Mzimkhulu Pass (South)

Mzimkhulu Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 The South Mzimkhulu Pass has no path but it is an easy pass.
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Mzimkhulwana Hut

Mzimkhulwana Hut

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This hut is in excellent condition and sleeps up to 30. The Hut is day 2 of the Giants cup trail. From the Cobham Reserve its an easy 8.6km hike to the hut. The hut is in a valley and can thus be quite chilly at night, take an extra jacket with. A lovely pool can be found below the hut to swim in, make sure you are 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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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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Mzimude

Mzimude

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimude is in the Garden Castle area.
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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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Mzimude Pass (North)

Mzimude Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimude Pass (North) is located in the Garden Castle area. The pass has no trail and it is not used often.
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Mzimude Pass (South)

Mzimude Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Mzimude Passes are not rock passes. The South Pass is steep and is used more often than the North Pass. It has a lot of exposure due to height but it is still safe.
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Mzimude Pass Peak

Mzimude Pass Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mzimude Pass Peak is in the Garden Castle area.
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Ndawana River Lodge is located just off the R617 between Underberg and Kokstad with plenty of hiking up the Ndawana River valley and over into the Ngwagwane River valley in the Bushmansnek area. Ndawana River Lodge offers luxury accommodation, total peace, solitude and tranquility. Situated in the Southern Drakensberg ...
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Ngaqamadola

Ngaqamadola

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngaqamadola is in the Vergelegen area.
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Ngaqamadola Pass (North)

Ngaqamadola Pass (North)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Ngaqamadola North Pass is moderatly difficult. It does not have a path to follow.
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Ngaqamadola Pass (South)

Ngaqamadola Pass (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Ngaqamadola South Pass is in good condition. It is not a difficult pass to do.
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Ngenwa Cave

Ngenwa Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngenwa Cave is in the Cobham region on the Gxalingenwa River. The cave is passed while doing the Giants Cup trail on Day 1.
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Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass)

Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngwangwane Pass is also known as Bushman's Pass has no trail but is a relatively easy and flat pass.
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Ngwangwe Cave

Ngwangwe Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngwangwe Cave is near the top of Ngwangwe peak which is access from the Ngwangwane Pass (Bushman's Pass) in Bushmans Nek. The cave offers reasonable shelter for 4 people.
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Nhlangeni Cave

Nhlangeni Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nhlangeni Cave is below (about 350m) the top of Nhlangeni pass in the Vergelegen area. The cave can be wet in summer and offers accommodation for 4 people.
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Nhlangeni Pass

Nhlangeni Pass

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nhlangeni Pass is located in the Vergelegen area in the Berg. It is a moderately easy hike that lacks a trail.
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Nhlangeni Peak

Nhlangeni Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nhlangeni Peak is in the Vergelegen area.
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