Monks Cowl is situated at the head of the Champagne Valley in the Central
Monks Cowl takes its name from
the peak between the Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains. Monks Cowl National
Park is part of 260,000 ha of Ukhahlamba
Drakensberg Park World Heritage
Monks Cowl offers breathtaking vistas,
sweeping grasslands on the lower reaches to magnificent towering cliffs with
waterfalls cascading for hundreds of meters. Monks Cowl is ideal for day
visits and offer many easy to difficut hiking trails. Overnight hiking routes
extend deep into valleys and forests of the Central
Drakensberg and up onto
the main escarpment. There is also c38 camp sites at the main camp at Monks
Cowl Nature Reserve.
in Monks Cowl is varied with easy river and country walks, moderate
scenic walks and strenuous hikes up to the contour path, to Blind man's corner,
up Sterkhorn/Mount Memory and to Keith's Bush camp. Numerous waterfalls like
Sterkspruit falls and Nandi falls are also easy hikes at Monks Cowl.
Accommodation near to Monks Cowl
Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places
you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view,
location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private
accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the
best deals available.
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And
the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi
spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto
a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.
Guest Farm - While this guest house is a little further away
in the Champagne Valley it still a great option to stay when you visit
Giants Castle. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special
few days in the Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families
with units that can accommodate 6 persons.
Nature Reserve- This is one of the best camp site gems thats
available in the Drakensberg. There are also a few self catering challets
which are in need of repair and a chronic revamp.