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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Old Hatchery Restaurant

Where? Underberg
You have chosen to come to the most beautiful part of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal. There is nothing quite like Southern Berg hospitality. Our little haven is just 10km from Underberg nestled amongst some ...

The Mini Traverse

Where? Drakensberg
Start: Sentinel car park Finish: Cathedral Peak Hotel Duration: 100 km, 5 – 6 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: It is best to do this hike with the professionals; a couple of outfits supply a guided route ...

Drakensberg Grand Traverse

Where? Sani Pass
Start: the Sentinel Finish: Bushman's Nek Duration: 200 km; anything from 12 to 15 days (average is 14) Fitness: above average fitness; it's tough, possibly the toughest hike in southern Africa Our tip: ...

Marble Baths Trail

Where? Giants Castle
Start: Injasuthi (Injisuthi) camp, central Drakensberg Finish: Injasuthi camp Duration: 9 km, roughly 6 hours, or overnight Fitness: moderate, not difficult Our tip: one can take older children (over 8) ...

Sani Pass MTB Trail

Where? Underberg
Where: Sani Pass, nearest town Himeville (start from Sani Lodge) Level: difficult to extremely difficult (not for children) Type of route: 72 – 80 km return, this gravel pass acts as the border crossing ...

Black Scabbard Portuguese Bistro

Where? Winterton
Highly recommended on TripAdvisor, come on down to the Black Scabbard for a Portuguese treat. Here you can find delicious traditional meals, freshly made to order. Some of the more popular dishes include ...

Ribbon Falls Cave Hike

Where? Cathedral Peak
Start: Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area, northern Drakensberg Finish: Cathedral Peak Duration: 3 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: Ribbon falls waterfall is just 3 km from the Tugela ...

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate

Where? Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate is the new kid on the block. The only wine estate this deep in the Drakensberg Mountains, the estate lies with Cathedral, Cathkin and Champagne Castle peaks looming from behind the ...

Abseiling in the Drakensberg

Where? Champagne Valley
Abseil 25m down Chicken Hill, walk back up and then experience the thrill all over again. Chicken Hill is 15min walk from our office - Abseiling, although a relatively “old” adventure sport, it is still a ...

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