Hike the vast expanses of gorgeous grasslands that turn from emerald green in spring and summer to shades of gold, brown and purple in autumn and winter. Situated in the southern Drakensberg, Cobham has lakes, rivers, tree ferns and otters just waiting to be discovered.

Main attractions

  • Giant’s Cup hiking trail
  • Fishing in the Pholela River


  • Hike the famous Sani Pass
  • Fresh water fishing
  • Day and overnight hikes

Top sightings: Spectacular mountain scenery, raptors, diversity of game

Accommodation: Camping, overnight hiking huts

Gate times: October – March 05:00 – 19:00, April to September 06:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: 150km from Pietermaritzburg (about 2 hours).

Know before you go

  • Fishing in the reserve requires a permit which can be purchased at the office.
  • Fuel is available in the town of Himeville.

Contact reserve: +27 (0)33 702 0831

Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]

Visit Cobham Nature Reserve’s home page.