8 Things To Do in Monks Cowl

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Monks Cowl Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle Hikes

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 popular ... more

WHEN?
Daylight Hours.

Monks Cowl Hiking Trails

Monks Cowl to Ndedema Gorge Hike

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 leader ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Monks Cowl Hiking Trails

Zulu Cave Hike

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 for ... more

WHEN?
Daylight Hours.

Champagne Valley Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Casual Dining

Dragon's Rest Pub and Restaurant

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 KwaZulu-Natal ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 14h30 and 18h00 to 20h30.
Sunday from 08h00 to 14h30.

Giants Castle Hiking Trails

Lower Injisuthi Cave Hike

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 the ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

Monks Cowl Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure

Nandi's Falls Hike

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 can ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Monks Cowl

Mafadi Peak Hiking Trails

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 backpack ... more

Monks Cowl Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Vaalribbokkop Cave Hike

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 overnight ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential.

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Himeville Art Galleries

Visit The Underberg Studio

The Underberg Studio is situated in the picturesque farming village of Himeville at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg. Here you will find the work of several leading South African fine art photographers and ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Saturday and Sundays from 09h00 to 14h00.

Drakensberg Scenic Flights

Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. Hot air balloon flights are offered principally on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains, just inland from Durban in Kwazulu Natal, South ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential.

Drakensberg Fishing

Fly Fishing at Penwarn

Imagine the early morning mist lifting off a berg river, the trout rising ... Penwarn is a premier fishing location with seven dams (one is two kilometres long) and eight kilometres of river, and 6-9 pounders ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Drakensberg Fishing

Trout Fishing at Glengarry

Glengarry has two kilometers of river fishing - open in season, and two stocked dams which are open all year round. Gear may be hired, and a limited stock of flies are also available. Trout first came to Natal ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Champagne Valley Arts & Crafts

African Loom

A showcase for the talents of local Zulu women, our business thrives on the sound relations with the women who produce the warm and vibrant products. Gretta Sibisi and her team of eight dye, weave and sew, ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Champagne Valley Art Galleries / Arts & Crafts

Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

This is a Highly Recommended Attraction! The vibrant ceramics of Ardmore, ranging from functional domestic ware to sculptural art in the decorative African tradition, offer a fine insight into the subtle ... more

WHEN?
Open 7 days a week.

Sani Pass Birding

Birding up Sani Pass

This is an all day trip up the Sani Pass in a 4x4, looking for Drakensberg Rockjumper, Sentinel Rockthrush, Drakensberg Siskin, Bush Blackcap and Mountain Pipit. Join Stuart McLean on a birding trip up the majestic ... more

WHEN?
By booking only.

Champagne Valley Animal Sanctuaries / Bird Sanctuaries / Birding

Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre

Highly recommended (including a TripAdvisor Badge of Excellence), The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Open every day apart from Fridays, the "shows" are thrilling; ... more

WHEN?
Bird of prey show every morning at 10h30 except on Fridays.

Underberg Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Khotso Horse Trails

Horse riding trails take off at 9.00am daily for either a full day, or 1 to 3 hours, into the foothills of the Drakensberg. We schedule rides according to the needs of our guests. Just call and tell our team when ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Bergville Family Entertainment / Horse Riding

Drakensberg Horse Trails

The Northern Horse provides an equine experience of a lifetime in the Northern Drakensberg! Climb mountains, forge rivers and race over plains atop hardy mountain horses and ponies and enjoy unspoilt scenery in ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire

Bergville Family Entertainment / Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Phansi-Phezulu Horse Trail

Grooms take groups of up to ten riders on a 2 hour trail that starts by descending into a verdant river valley where the trail meanders with the bubbling Putrill Stream past a cave, which boasts a waterfall in the ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire

Bergville Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Half or Full Day Horse Rides

The more adventurous rider may enjoy a longer equine experience to see bushman paintings or to visit a Sangoma (Traditional Zulu Healer). The Zulu Cultural Trail provides interesting insights into the lives of ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Bergville Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Sundowner Horse Ride

The sundowner ride leaves about 2 hours before sunset and follows a meandering trail with spectacular views through quiet valleys and restful plains to a beauty-spot in the veldt where a table has been set up with ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Champagne Valley Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

White Water Tubing or Geckoing

Tube down a 450m stretch of class 1 rapids twice - almost a kilometre of fun - something the whole family can enjoy - Champagne Castle Adventure Centre is a one stop team building and family adventure destination, ... more

WHEN?
Tuesday to Friday from 09h00 to 15h0
Saturday from 08h00 to 17h00.

Champagne Valley Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Abseiling in the Drakensberg

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 ... more

WHEN?
Tuesday to Friday from 09h00 to 15h00.
Saturday from 08h00 to 17h00.

Monks Cowl as a destination

If you are considering visiting Monks Cowl or have already booked your Monks Cowl accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Monks Cowl and come back and submit your Monks Cowl review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

Bergville, Bushmans Nek Valley, Cathedral Peak, Central Drakensberg, Champagne Valley, Drakensberg Gardens, Estcourt, Geluksburg, Giants Castle, Himeville, Hlatikulu Valley, Kamberg, Kokstad, Matatiele, Mont-aux-Sources, Mweni Valley, Northern Drakensberg, Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg, Sterkfontein, Swartberg, Underberg, Van Reenen, Winterton, Witsieshoek

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