uMkhomazi to Cypress Cave Hike

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cyprus cave copyA hike of 2 hours (4 km's) with an initial uphill of around 180m in elevation, the rest of the hike is flat. This is one of the few short hikes in the area a small party can use the cave, which has running water nearby and sleeps six to eight people, depending on the weather.

Location (Degrees)
29°28'02.3"S 29°41'07.1"E
Location (Decimal)
-29.467300, 29.685300
Cave Name
Max Number in Cave
6
Type of Hike
Day Hike, Overnight
Hike Grade
Hike Distance (Km's to destination)
3.8
Total Hike Distance (Km's)
7.6
Hike Duration (to destination)
2.0
Hike Duration (return)
2.0
Total Hike Duration (Hrs)
4.0
Explore
Caves
Altitude
1,616
Directions
From the car park head north and left of the Nzinga river. You cross the river and and 2km up the hill. At a four way crossing head straight. Once at the top head right and go down the hill for just over 1km to the cave near the river.
Tracks

GPX track map


Elevation (altitude) diagram of the track



Track length and Trackpoint information

Information Calculated value
Overall distance (metric) 3.8 km
Overall distance (imperial) 2.4 miles

Elevation / altitude data (metric)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 189 m
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 1528 m
Maximum altitude (highest point) 1717 m
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 189 m
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 145 m

Elevation / altitude data (imperial)

Information Calculated value
Altitude range (highest-lowest point) 620 ft
Minimum altitude (lowest point) 5013 ft
Maximum altitude (highest point) 5633 ft
Uphill (addition of positive altitude changes) 620 ft
Downhill (addition of negative altitude changes) 476 ft