Injisuthi Nature Reserve | Camping | Mountain Hiking | Bird Watching | Trout Fishing | Cave Dwelling


Highmoor to Injisuthi

Distance about 20 km.

Leaving Highmoor for Injisuthi, we were wet and cold and seriously considering going home to come back at another time. Coggie's heater worked wonders on our spirits though,...

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Posted on 6 March 2008 by Linx

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Highmoor to Injisuthi

Injisuthi is in the northern section of the Giant's Castle area of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This hutted camp is cradled between the Injisuthi and Cowl Fork rivers at the head of the Injisuthi Valley. It is surrounded by magnificent scenery and is dominated by Cathkin Peak, Monk's Cowl and Champagne Castle.

Accommodation The hutted camp consists of fifteen 4-bedded cabins. They are fully equipped, self-contained units with two bedrooms, a combined lounge and dining room, bathroom, toilet and kitchenette with a refrigerator and stove. Each unit has a sleeper couch to accommodate an aditional person. Linen is provided and visitors do their own cooking and washing up. Electricity is available between 17:30 and 22:00 only.There are no plug points in the chalets. There is also one dormitory cabin with eight beds. All units have a fireplace for cold winter nights. Each unit also has its own barbecue facilities. Charcoal and wood are sold at the curio shop. There is a very attractive campground with hot and cold water ablution facilities which can accommodate 120 people. Four caves, the Lower Injisuthi Cave, Upper Injisuthi Cave, Marble Baths cave and Grindstone Cave are ideal overnight stops for hikers..

Activities Visitors may undertake many interesting walks into the Mdedelo Wilderness Area, as well as a guided walk to the Battle Cave, famous for its bushman rock art. Several kilometres of trout waters provide an excellent opportunity for flyfishing.

Read our first hand experience of the reserve at the top left corner of this page.

Reservations: - Tel: 033 8451000 or e-mail or