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Monk's Cowl to Zulu Cave 2 Day Hike

Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave 2 Day Hike

Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave Hike (2 Days)

Almost certainly the Monk’s cowl to Zulu Cave 2 day hike takes us to one of the loveliest caves in the Drakensberg, Zulu Cave.

The Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave 2 Day Hike is an excellent hike for families with children. It is a fantastic opportunity to get your children hooked on hiking and we don’t have to carry tents. Furthermore it is just below Champagne castle so you can expect some lovely views. As it only takes 2 days the hike can easily be done over a weekend.

First we meet at Monk’s Cowl car park to head out on our mountain adventure. We walk past the Spinx, and on up the hill to our lunch spot near Blind Man’s Corner. This is the highest spot we will get to on the Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave 2 Day Hike.  The contour path we walk along runs at 2200m. Check here to see how to prepare for your hike with us.

While having lunch we can look way down over the valley.

Behind us is the huge Cathkin Peak, with Sterkhorn just below it. After lunch we take a rather lovely stroll along the contour path to our turnoff down to the cave. As we walk along the path we can see Gatberg ahead. It is quite an amazing hill and has a hole straight through it, hence the name.

We arrive at the cave in time for a cup of tea, and a quick swim under the waterfall over the front of the cave.

Consequently after a great night in a Drakensberg cave we head back to our cars at Monk’s Cowl in time for lunch. The total distance is 13km each day starting at 1500m and climbing to 2200m altitude over the course of the Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave 2 Day Hike.

Easy to Intermediate Drakensberg Hike

Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave Hike Difficulty:  Easy to Intermediate
Souvenir's of your Drakensberg Hike with us!

On all of our hikes you have the option to add a Souvenir Bundle to remember your hike by (in addition to the memories that will keep you going for years to come). All these items are available on our shop, but it is so much easier to get them when you do your hike, and benefit from the discounted pricing and not having to wait for us to ship it to you later!

We have different Souvenir Bundles to choose from and they include the following:

Basecamp

'Basecamp' Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R550.00):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat.

Ascent

'Ascent' Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1100.00):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat;
  • a thin DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

Summit

'Summit' Drakensberg Hike Souvenir Bundle (R1400):

  • a stunning double wall stainless steel DrakensbergHiker 400ml Mug;
  • a DrakensbergHiker T-Shirt in orange or black;
  • a DrakensbergHiker Beenie or Sun Hat;
  • a thick DrakensbergHiker fleece top.

On all our hike inquiry forms you can select the Souvenir Bundle of your choice, you will also have the option to select the size/s of the T-Shirts and Fleeces in your chosen bundle :-)

Please the form below to contact us about joining us for the Monk’s Cowl to Zulu Cave Hike:

+27 33-396 3906
+27 72-947 1174
ian@drakensberghiker.co.za