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.
Pictured is Camels Hump as seen from Lakes Cave.
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)
|Overall distance (metric)||9.2 km|
|Overall distance (imperial)||5.7 miles|
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||532 m|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||1637 m|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||2169 m|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||517 m|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||20 m|
|Altitude range (highest-lowest point)||1745 ft|
|Minimum altitude (lowest point)||5371 ft|
|Maximum altitude (highest point)||7116 ft|
|Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes)||1696 ft|
|Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes)||66 ft|