Things To Do in Monks Cowl

Monks Cowl is situated in Drakensberg, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Dragon's Rest Pub and Restaurant

Where? Champagne Valley
The backdrop against which the Dragon’s Rest Pub & Restaurant is, undoubtedly, one of its most irresistible draw cards. In fact, this little retreat shows off some of the most exquisite parts of the ...

Lower Injisuthi Cave Hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Finish: Injisuthi, Giant's Castle Nature Reserve Duration: 17 km, overnight hike Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: David Bristow regards this hike as one of ...

Mafadi Peak Hiking Trails

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Injasuthi (also spelled Injisuthi), Central Drakensberg Finish: Injasuthi, Central Drakensberg Duration: 4 – 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you will need to be accustomed to carrying a heavy ...

Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle Hikes

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl or Champagne Castle, central Drakensberg Finish: Monk's Cowl or Champagne Castle, central Drakensberg Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: hikes in this area are particularly ...

Monks Cowl to Ndedema Gorge Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl office, Champagne Valley Finish: Ndedema Gorge Duration: 28 km and further, 2 – 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: the hike is strenuous and open-ended, best done in a group with a ...

Nandi's Falls Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl Reserve main gate Finish: Monk's Cowl Reserve main gate Duration: 8 km, roughly 3 to 4 hours Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: despite being 'easy', in the heat of the day this walk ...

Vaalribbokkop Cave Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl/Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mdedelelo Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Vaalribbokkop is close to the more popular Stable cave To ...

Zulu Cave Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl / Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mdedelelo Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Cat cave lies roughly 400 metres away along a stream, popular ...

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

Where? Bergville
Start: there are numerous entrances, but Witsieshoek is one of them Finish: Royal Natal National Park Duration: 25 - 30 km over three days Fitness: average, but it can be strenuous Our tip: there is a ...

Cathedral Peak Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Hotel Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 19 km, 12+ hours (one very long day, if you make an early start) Fitness: this is an arduous hike; you need to be very fit Our tip: ...

Langalibalele Pass hike

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Giant's Castle camp Finish: Giant's Castle camp Duration: 6.5 km, roughly 5 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: always remember seasonal clothing as the 'berg can change seasons without warning The ...

Giant's Castle Hikes

Where? Giants Castle
Giant's Castle refers both to the landmark rock massif in the central Drakensberg, where it rests in amongst the peaks of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, and the game reserve of the same name, proclaimed ...

Sentinel Peak trail

Where? Mont-aux-Sources
Start: Sentinel car park (almost 3 000 metres above sea level) Finish: Sentinel car park Duration: a whole day Fitness: fit (the hike may be shortened, but it is a slog nonetheless) Our tip: if you suffer ...

Sani Pass Birding

Where? Sani Pass
Birding Tours up the Sani Pass or in the surrounding Forest Mist belt areas for specials such as Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskins, Cape Parrots and the rare Blue Swallows. Rock Art Hikes with ...

Zulu Cave Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl / Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Mdedelelo Wilderness Area Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Cat cave lies roughly 400 metres away along a stream, popular ...

Drakensberg Ballooning

Where? Winterton
Take a hot air balloon trip over KwaZulu Natal with Drakensberg Ballooning and feast your eyes on exquisite panoramic views. You will be able to see from Giants Castle in Southern Drakensberg all the way to ...

Gladstone Nose Trail

Where? Kamberg
Start: Kamberg Nature Reserve camp Finish: Kamberg camp Duration: day or overnight trail Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: Gladstone's Nose is regarded as one of the most scenic trails in the Drakensberg, ...

Up the Tugela River (gorge) to the Tunnel

Where? Bergville
Start: Mahai camp site Finish: Mahai camp site Duration: 23 km, there-and-back hike, roughly 7 hours Fitness: moderate, most people can hike this Our tip: the only difficulty is the hike's length, ...

Shermans Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak, central Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: roughly 3 km Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: there is water close to the cave One of very few caves in the ...

Maluti Community Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: Matatiele on the edge of the Eastern Cape, KZN and southern Lesotho borders End: Matatiele Duration: 4 days, 5 nights Fitness: there are reasonable ascents and descents every day and you will need to ...

Monks Cowl to Ndedema Gorge Hike

Where? Monks Cowl
Start: Monk's Cowl office, Champagne Valley Finish: Ndedema Gorge Duration: 28 km and further, 2 – 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: the hike is strenuous and open-ended, best done in a group with a ...

Pinnacle Rock Hike

Where? Himeville
Start: Cobham ranger station, southern Drakensberg Finish: Cobham, southern Drakensberg Duration: 10 km (20 km return) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: try returning via a different path to best ...

The Little Church & Tea Garden

Where? Van Reenen
Dubbed 'the best-kept secret on the M3', The Little Church of Van Reenen lies halfway between Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg in Gauteng. The church itself, the smallest in Van Reenen, is situated on ...

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