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Area: uMkhomazi

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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Cyprus Cave Annex

Cyprus Cave Annex

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cyprus cave annex is a few metres from Cyprus cave which 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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Category uMkhomazi

Kwa-Ntabamnyama is the highest peak in the uMkhomazi reserve at 2295m. The peak is 500m from Rockfall cave and 1.2km from Sinclair's cave.
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McKenzie's Cave 1

McKenzie's Cave 1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A great scenic outlook of rock formations and grassy plains with almost unlimited views of the escarpment from north to south on a clear day.
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Category Caves
McKenzie's Cave 2

McKenzie's Cave 2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A narrow, shallow cave with not real outlook. Does offer for better shelter in bad weather than the main cave. 
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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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Sinclair's Cave

Sinclair's Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The overhang is deep and its placement on the side of a hill near an open grassland means that it does get lots of of wind. To get to the views over uMkhomazi and up to the escarpment, head up to the top of the hill behind the cave. The cave is named after one of the early owners of Anondale farm at the foot of Settle ...
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uMkhomazi Nature Reserve

uMkhomazi Nature Reserve

PO Box 105, , KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

uMkhomazi is situated in the southern part of the Central Drakensberg, 100 km from Pietermaritzburg. uMkhomazi is 6 000 ha in size and forms part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The uMkhomazi section of the Maloti Drakensberg Park is one of the most isolated and least explored mountainous areas i ...
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Category uMkhomazi
uMkhomazi to Cypress Cave Hike

uMkhomazi to Cypress Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A hike of 2 hours (4 km's) with an initial uphill of around 180m in elevation, the rest of the hike is flat. This is one of the few short hikes in the area a small party can use the cave, which has running water nearby and sleeps six to eight people, depending on the weather.
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Category uMkhomazi
uMkhomazi to McKenzie's Cave Hike

uMkhomazi to McKenzie's Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The caves are situated in the uMhhomazi area about 5.8 km from the parking area. The hike is steep with a total climb of 688m but not long thus rated as moderate.  McKenzie’s caves can sleep 12 people.
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Category Hikes
uMkhomazi to Sinclair's Cave Hike

uMkhomazi to Sinclair's Cave Hike

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The gradient is average to steep for most of the route and can be rated as difficult. Water is not always available in the area surrounding the cave. This hike can be split up into two days with Cyprus Cave being used as an overnight stop.
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Category Hikes