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Drakensberg Caves & Huts Database
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RATING

Small Cave

Location:

Vergelegen Wilderness Area

The cave is a useful stop-over when climbing or descending Nhlangeni Pass, but it is reached over quite difficult riverine terrain. It lies above a tributary of the Nhlangeni River, so a small group may find Bridge Cave - which is situated further up the main river - more suitable, although Small Cave does not have much more space to offer either.

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

S29 30.471 E29 19.796 at 2207 metres

Description:

Accommodation: 4

Small Cave is a shallow, south-facing overhang which does not offer much protection from the elements.


Small Cave is apparently named after its discoverer (Bill Small) rather than its small size.



3
COMFORT

The limited sleeping area is comfortably level for 3 or 4 people, but if more are to be squeezed in, they will have to make use of the sloping section.


4
WATER

The tributary passes about 50 metres from the cave but is reached over scrubby, sloping ground.


2
POOLS

There are no significant pools in the immediate vicinity of the cave.


2
SHELTER

The cave is quite exposed and does not offer much protection from wind and rain.


3
OUTLOOK

Looking upstream one can see a section of the escarpment protruding above the valley.

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