Camping & Caravanning- Monks Cowl


Monk's Cowl is the gateway to some of the most magnificent mountain Wilderness areas in Africa. Taking its name from the distinctive mountain between Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl marks the access to the Mlambonja and Mdedelelo mountain Wilderness areas.

The area is known for its splendid scenery, and provides hikers with access to wonderful mountain trails that weave through the deep valleys and forests rising up onto the main escarpment of the Northern Drakensberg.

Hiking routes vary from a few hours to several days and provide sufficient diversity to accommodate all levels of experience and fitness. Overnight hiking is available, but must be booked in advance.

Camping at Monks Cowl consists of 38 spacious Campsites ( 12 Electrical and 26 Non Electrical) with basic barbeque facilities. Firewood and charcoal are can be purchased from the shop.

The campsite is serviced by Ablution Blocks with hot showers, baths and flush toilets. Facilities include dishwashing and laundry basins and instant boiling water is available to campers for tea or coffee by means of a Hydroboil geyser near the dishwashing area.

Reservations for Campsites and Caves:
Tel: 036 - 468 1103 Fax: 036 - 468 1150 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Curio shop and Tea Garden are situated near to the campsite and entrance of the park. The curio shop and office are open from 08hOO to 16hOO daily.

The Tea Garden boasts bottomless Tea and Coffee and a great menu of light meals to be taken away or, you can sit down and enjoy the view. The Tea Garden is open from 08hOO 16hOO daily and Back Pack Picnics are available: These consists of a hikers back pack With all cutlery and utensils and place for a Champagne bottle for those special occasions, as well as assorted menus to choose from:
For orders Tel: 036-468 1103.
Champagne Breakfast - order the day before required
The Hungry Monk lunch- order the day before required
Sundowner Snack pack - order by the morning of the day required or day before.

Monks Cowl Gallery