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Welcome to Cobham

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.
  • About

    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.
  • Activities

    • The southern Drakensberg with its pristine grasslands and beautiful scenery is relatively unspoilt and Cobham offers many day and overnight walks, including Sani Pass.
    • Fishing in the Pholela River is permitted and may be undertaken once a daily rod fee is paid at the office.
    • Only fly tackle is permitted.
  • Useful Info

    • No pets of any kind are allowed in the reserve.
    • Fire in the reserve has to be constantly guarded against, as it can do untold harm to the environment. Visitors are reminded that no fires may be lit and care needs to be taken with discarding of cigarette ends.
    • A small shop at the office sells maps, badges, refreshments, sweets and other basic foodstuffs. Groceries can be purchased in Underberg.
    • Late arrivals must make prior arrangements with the office. Entrance gate 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: + 27 (0) 33 702 0831


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