Monks Cowl

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Monks Cowl in the Central Drakensberg

Monks Cowl, taking its name from the peak between the towering mountains of Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak, is part of 260,000 ha Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and is the access point for the Mlambonja and Mdedelo wilderness areas . It is known for its wonderful scenery and provides hikers with wonderful routes that weave through the deep valleys and forests of the Northern Drakensberg and up onto the main escarpment. The routes vary from a few hours to several days and provide opportunities for young and old, the fit and not so fit, to visit places with evocative names like the Sphinx and Blindmans Corner.

There are camping facilities available at Monkss Cowl as well as a curio shop and a tea garden and take away. The campsite is fairly flat and bordered with indigenous trees and shrubs. There are 12 electrified sites. There are barbecue facilities.

There are two ablution blocks, one has showers with hot and cold water, whilst the other has toilets only.

The lower section of the campsite has 25 sites without electrical connections. Caves must be booked in advance.

Bring along hiking stoves as fires are not allowed due to the danger of run-away fires. The mountain campsites of Keith Bush Camp and Cowl Fork campsite have no facilities and hikers must be suitably equipped.

Accommodation in and around Monks Cowl

iKhaya la Mafu    accommodation in Monks Cowl
We offer secluded self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg in two cabins situated high in the Monk’s Cowl Reserve of the ... More

Magnolia Cottage    accommodation in Monks Cowl
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Hearts Ease B&b    accommodation in Monks Cowl
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Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort    accommodation in Monks Cowl
Mountain Splendour camping and caravanning resort is located in the spectacular Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg. It is a family owned and operated resort situated on a farm with dramatic views directly facing the towering peaks of Champagne Cas... More

Monks Cowl Country Club & Lodge    accommodation in Monks Cowl
We are situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesberg and two and a half hours from Durban, in the magnificent Champagne Valley where Cathkin Peak and Champagne mountains can be viewed.Situated on the golf course we ha... More

Wits End Self Catering Chalets    accommodation in Monks Cowl
The resort, a two-hour drive from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, is ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely stay and is situated in a malaria-free area. We encourage group bookings and can arrange vario... More

The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Venue    accommodation in Monks Cowl
The combination of award winning food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, friendly staff, relaxing accommodation and exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site together with the availability of just about all leisure ... More

Acorn Cottages Self Catering    accommodation in Monks Cowl
Enjoy heavenly scenery all around you from the peace and privacy of your own home from home cottage or suite in the stunning CHAMPAGNE VALLEY. Look up at the imposing Drakensberg Mountains of Champagne and Cathkin, with nearby acc... More

Misty Peaks Villa    accommodation in Monks Cowl
Bordering on the Okahlamba world heritage site Misty peaks stone villa is a luxury 6/8 sleeper villa and the Tuscan villa a 10 sleeper. Both are located adjacent to the Drakensberg Sun Hotel in the Central Drakensberg. The Villa is within walking d... More

Graceland Drakensberg    accommodation in Monks Cowl
Enjoy our comfortable self-catering accommodation in 2 fully-equipped cottages. Bring you own swimming towels, food and drinks.Situated in the Central Drakensberg with a magnificent view of the mountains including Giants Castle,Injasuti, Champagne Ca... More

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