Injisuthi – Get off the beaten track

injisuthi - Central Drakensberg


Injisuthi wild flowersSituated in the central section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, Injisuthi is cradled between the Injisuthi (or Little Tugela) and Cowl Fork Rivers at the head of the this beautiful valley. It is surrounded by magnificent scenery and is dominated by Cathkin Peak, Monks Cowl and Champagne Castle.

Activities at Injisuthi

Marble baths is one of the most  popular spots in the Injisuthi area

Visitors may undertake many interesting walks into the Mdedelo Wilderness Area, as well as a guided walk to the Battle Cave, famous for its bushman rock art. Several kilometres of trout waters provide an excellent opportunity for flyfishing.

Hiking trails

Injisuthi is a central pivot to the variety of hiking trails that lead across the mountains, north to Cathedral Peak and south to Giant’s Castle. The Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, just north of the camp, is a unique wild and remote mountain wilderness without any direct human impacts.

  • Old Kraal and Yellowwood Forest. This is a short walk in the vicinity of the camp. From the office at Injasuti take the Cowl Stream fork. At the top of the incline turn left to the walls of the old kraal. And shortly after that left again to the old woman stream. After crossing the river turn left and follow the path back to camp. An easy 1 hr hike (2.5km)
  • Marble Baths. From Injisuthi Camp follow the route to Fergy’s Cave but take he right fork along the Injisuthi River approximately 4kms from the start. You can overnight at the Marble Baths Cave. A moderate hike. (8.5kms – 6hrs)
  • Van Heyningen’s Pass to View Point. This will serve as a hikers’ orientation with the surrounding landscapes and major peaks. A moderate 3 hrs hike (8km)

Sleep in a cave

Hikers can overnight in some of the nearby caves. Mountain huts can also be used as overnight stops on longer hiking trails in the mountains.

  • Lower Injisuthi Cave  capacity 8 persons
  • Grindstone Cave  capacity 12 persons
  • Marble Baths Cave  8  capacity 8 persons
  • Kaula Cave  capacity 12 persons
  • Small Cave  capacity 4 persons
  • Bridge Cave  capacity 6 persons
  • Sicocosebhaca Cave  capacity 12 persons