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 alsobe of assistance especially if your first hike. A list of the caves and phone numbers that can be booked is available hereand an example of the Mountain Rescue Register can be downloaded here.
The sunrise from Lakes Cave is brilliant and the colours of a sunrise on the berg mountains are brilliant.
This 12km hike from Cobham will take 4 to 5 hours, the hikes starts off pretty flat and get steeper after 6km's, the last 2km's after Nutcracker Cave being the steepest. The total elevation gain is 497m.