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Drakensberg Caves & Huts Database
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RATING

Nutcracker Cave

Location:

Cobham Wilderness Area

Nutcracker Cave is situated in the same valley as Lakes Cave, about 2 km further down-river.  It can be reached easily in a day from the Cobham campsite via excellent paths, and is therefore suitable for beginners.

Co-ordinates (WGS84 / dd mm.mmm):

S29 40.042 E29 20.179 at 1911 metres

Description:

Accommodation: 4(S) or 6 (W)

Nutcracker Cave is a relatively small cave.  Because of the mud caused by spray from the adjacent waterfall in summer, it can only accommodate 4 people in that season, but in winter it can comfortably accept 6.


The origin of the name is unknown, but the cave does have a low roof!



4
COMFORT

This is a comfortable cave with a relatively level, sandy floor.


5
WATER

There is a reliable stream just below the cave, and in summer the waterfall fills a small pond at the cave.


2
POOLS

There are several small pools in the stream below the cave.


3
SHELTER

The cave provides excellent shelter in winter, but in summer the spray from the waterfall can be a problem.


2
OUTLOOK

The cave is east-facing.  It offers a nice if uninteresting view across the valley, which is quite narrow at this point.

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