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There and Back Again: Zulu Cave

Submitted by: 
Oliver Marr &  Josh Van Niekerk

Where is your MicroAdventure located? 
Drakensberg Mountain Range, Monk's Cowl

How long is the MicroAdventure in total, out and back? 
33 km

Drakensberg Micro Adventure to Zulu Cave

Give the people a short description of your MicroAdventure.
Our mission was to visit the Bushman paintings in Cat's Cave, spend the night in Zulu Cave and hike to the top of iNtunja, the highest peak in the little berg at 2408 m, before heading back to our hut above Monks Cowl Forestry Station.

We brought along a fly rod in hope of some trout for dinner, unfortunately to no avail. We dined on biltong pasta and fell asleep to the sound of the waterfall that gushes over the mouth of Zulu Cave, grateful that none of us could hear the others' snores.

The next morning we made good speed to the top of iNtunja and ran the remainder of the way home where we were welcomed by a six-pack of ice cold beers we had left in the river for our return.

How do you get to the start? Please share some directions. 
Start at the Monks Cowl Forestry Station: Google Map Location here

How much did it cost (per person)? 
R0 - R250 per person

Best time to go? 
Early winter, as it is still green and there is less rain.

Drakensberg Micro Adventure to Zulu Cave

A quick note about safety. Can you do it solo? Do you need a crew? 
You could do it solo, but it is safer and more fun to do it with a small crew. 

What sport is this adventure most related to? 
Hiking, Trail Running, Fly fishing 

Do you need any special permissions / permits? 
Yep.

How difficult is the MicroAdventure? 
A 6 out of 10.

Drakensberg Micro Adventure to Zulu Cave

Drakensberg Micro Adventure to Zulu Cave

 

Drakensberg Micro Adventure to Zulu Cave

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