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Drakensberg Caves & Huts Database
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RATING

Rob's Cave

Location:

Garden Castle Wilderness Area

Rob's Cave is not marked on the old Slingsby map but does appear on the new KZN Wildife map of the area.

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

S29 46.952 E29 10.536 at 2236 metres

Description:

Accommodation: 12

Rob's Cave is situated high up the side of Hidden Valley, within a kilometre of Wave Cave.  Getting to it involves a strenuous climb up the hillside from the valley, although it can also be approached from above (e.g. via Whyte's Cave) with some careful navigation through a maze of intricate gullies.  It is a very long overhang with a "floor" which is divided by a hill, so the roof height varies considerably and the floor itself is mostly sloping with only one relatively small area really suitable for sleeping on.  Even so, if your party is happy to spread out, it can easily accommodate 12 hikers.




2
COMFORT

Most of the floor area is too sloped to provide sleeping comfort!


2
WATER

There is a small stream in the gully on either end of the cave, but these appear to dry up in winter.


1
POOLS

There are no pools worth noting in the immediate vicinity of the cave, although if you are energetic enough to reach them there are some nice potholes in the bedrock in one of the gullies above the cave.


2
SHELTER

Due to its convex shape and location, the cave is very exposed to wind, although it should remain dry for most of its length due to the size of the overhang.


5
OUTLOOK

This is the cave's main appeal.  On a clear day fine views can be had of the escarpment from Mzimude Pass in the south to the Rhino in the north.

Bookings:

+27 (033) 7011823

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