This place has it all!

Monks Cowl was named after the peak of the same name that lies between Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains in the north of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. It is one of the 12 protected areas of the  uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park which is a Unesco wolrd heritage site. It is an outstanding 22 000 ha nature reserve that has it all, from breath taking views of grasslands, to lofty cliffs and gushing waterfalls. 

Activities

  • Blind man’s Corner
  • Fly fishing
  • Hlatikhulu Forest Walk
  • Hlatikhulu Forest Walk
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Makhulumane Rock
  • Nandi Falls Walk
  • Rock Art Sites (Guided Only)
  • Shada Ridge
  • Sphynx Walk
  • Sterkhorn Walk

Attractions

  • iNandi Falls
  • Inkosazana cave hikes- for the adventurous hikers
  • Stable and Zulu caves - For the more laid back hiker
  • Sterspruit Falls
  • The Gorge

Accommodation

  • 38 expansive camp sites with braai/barbeque facilities
  • 4 caves
  • Modern ablutions
  • Curio shop
  • Tea garden - near camp site open every day

Hours

Office:

All Week, 08h00 - 16h00Closed for Lunch, 13h00 - 14h00

Gates: 

Summer (1 October - 31 March) 05h00 – 19h00Winter (1 April - 30 September) 06h00 – 18h00

Contact details

Caves and Overnight Hiking: 

Tel: +27 36 468 1103
Fax: +27 36 468 1150 

Campsite Reservations: 

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Reservation
P O Box 13069
3202,Cascades
Tel: +27 33 845 1000
Fax: +27 33 845 1001

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