Situated in the south of the Drakensberg, this reserve rests between the Injisuthi and Cowl Fork rivers and is surrounded by magnificent scenery. Cathkin Peak, Monk’s Cowl and Champagne Castle are some of the picturesque peaks cradling Injisuthi.

Main Attractions

  • The spectacular Mdedelo Wilderness Area
  • Battle Cave, famous for its San rock art


  • Guided cultural walks
  • Fresh water fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Birding
  • Game viewing

Top sightings: Diversity of antelope, rock painting, Verreaux’s eagle

Accommodation: Chalets, cabins, safari camp, camping, overnight caves

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

Nearest centre: Estcourt is 60km away (roughly 40 minutes).

Contact reserve: +27 (0)36 431 9000

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

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