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.
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 shelter from the elements and the views down the valley and from the ridge above the cave are brilliant.
Mzimkhylwana Hut -> Hike till level with The Pimple, then cross river up hill to Siphongweni Cave (3.5km – 350m up) -> Whale Back (5.4km) -> Titty (6.6km) -> The Policeman (7.6km) -> Lakes Cave (9.3km)
East is Camel Rock (850m)
North West is Amakehla Pass (3.5 km) / Left is Minaret Pass (North view)
Peaks North (NNE) is Hodgsons Peak South and North
3rd peak to the right is Sani Peak
Left of Minaret Pass is The Block, Sandleni Pinnacle, No Mans Peak, Verkyker Buttress and Peak and Rhino Peak