Hikes

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.

Sherman's Cave Hike

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shermans caveSherman's Cave can sleep to and is only 3.6km from Cathedral Peak Hotel, the hike to the cave is all uphill with a total elevation gain of 429m.

Location (Degrees)
28°56'07.9"S 29°10'52.8"E
Location (Decimal)
-28.935522, 29.181322
Max Number in Cave
10
Type of Hike
Day Hike, Overnight
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
3.6
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
7.2
Hike Duration (to destination)
2.0
Hike Duration (return)
1.5
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
3.5
Explore
Caves, Vistas
Altitude
1,876
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 3.6 km
Overall distance (imperial) 2.3 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 428 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1445 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1873 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 429 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 33 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 1404 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 4741 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 6145 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 1407 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 108 ft

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