PILLAR CAVE HIKE

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PILLAR CAVE HIKE

(2 DAYS)
Difficulty: hike-difficulty-1
Pillar cave hike is probably one of the nicest and easiest hikes in the Drakensberg. I love to use this as an introduction to hiking in the Drakensberg. Most of all it is ideal for beginners and families, but is still great for those who want a Drakensberg Hiking experience but don’t have the time for an extended hike. You can click here to see what hikes we have coming up. Pillar Cave is a lovely cave with a flat floor and a pillar providing some protection from the elements.  It is also at the base of Mashai pass. While sitting and relaxing in the cave we can look out and see the huge Rhino peak way above us. This means we can go exploring up the river valley where the higher we go the better the views. We start the hike at Garden castle and stroll along a clear path for 3km while crossing the Mashai river a few times. This gives us plenty of opportunities for a cool dip in a mountain pool. As the hike is fairly short we can easily add on a 4x4 drive up the famous Sani pass. Usually we get back to our cars between 10 and 11am and Sani pass is just around the corner. You must have a valid passport though because we enter the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Of course we can also just spend the day exploring the beautiful Mashai valley.
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