Cobham - River
Cobham - Campsite

About Cobham


  • Cobham is situated in the Southern Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa‚Äôs 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

Cobham Gallery