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- Cobham is situated in the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg.
- The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges.
- The area has incredibly rich biodiversity including many endemic species.
- This reserve is managed together with Vergelegen Nature Reserve to form one management section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is approximately 52 000 ha in extent.
How To Get There
- From Pietermaritzburg/Durban recommended route: Follow the N3 Freeway. Take the R617 (to Bulwer and Underberg).
- Stay on the R617 through Boston, Bulwer,into Underberg.
- At Underberg turn right and drive for 5 km to Himeville.
- As you come into Himeville, pass the speed humps, immediately thereafter turn left on to the D7.
- The turnoff is marked, follow this gravel road for 13 km to the Cobham entrance gate.
- This route is clearly marked.
What To Do On Arrival
- Visitors must check in at the office on arrival to complete the necessary registers.
- Office hours are between 08:00 to 13:00 and then from 14:00 to 15:40 daily.
- No pets of any kind are permitted in the Park.
- Entrance gates to the reserve open and close at the following times:
- Summer (1 October - 31 March) 05:00 - 19:00
- Winter (1 April - 30 September) 06:00 - 18:00