Services in 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.

Monks Cowl Gallery