drakensberg maps

When going on a hike please ensure you have a map which can be purchased from most of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife regional reserves or at the head office in Pietermaritzburg.

This guide to Hiking in the Drakensberg may also be of assistance especially if your first hike. A list of the caves and phone numbers that can be booked is available here and an example of the Mountain Rescue Register can be downloaded here.

Gudu Bush, Lookout Rock & Cascades (Circular route)

gudu fallsA 6.1km circular hike heading uphill to start and then through Gudu Bush where a small stream and pool will can be seen. An option is to turn right up the hill here which takes you to the top of Gudu Falls (this is a steep path about 700m long and 230m in elevation - Gudu falls is shown on the left), else continue straight and when you exit the forest stunning views await you.

You then head left on exiting Gudu Bush and walk down the hill towards Lookout Rock and then onto the Cascades.

Location (Degrees)
28°41'22.5"S 28°57'01.3"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.689583, 28.950356
Type of Hike
Day Hike
Hike Grade
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
Waterfalls or Pools, Vistas

GPX track map

Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track

Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 6.1 km
Overall distance (imperial) 3.8 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 307 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1411 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1718 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 311 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 310 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 1007 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 4629 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 5636 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 1020 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 1017 ft

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