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Hiking trails

On site:

We offer various routes on our property from easy to slightly advanced, with " World class 360' mountain scenery" situated on 1600 acres of land.

Off site:

An unlimited choice of hiking routes. The Royal Natal National park is only 16 km's from our entrance. 130 km's of trails await you in this " World Heritage site" Spectacular scenery. Guided trips may be arranged in advance.

Sentinel Car park, Tugela falls, via Phutidijaba resort for a day trip is highly recommended, guided trips incl meals offered.

Amphitheatre Ascent via the Chainladder click here for description

Otter's walk and San Bushmen paintings


  • Distance:Aprox 2 km's
  • Time:45min
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Starting point:Royal Natal Park
  • Distance from the Berghouse and Cottages:16km's
  • Highlights:Paintings


 Tugela Gorge walk,Royal Natal Park


  • Distance:14km's
  • Time:about 8 hours
  • Difficulty:moderate
  • Starting point:Royal Natal Park
  • Distance from the Berghouse and Cottages:16km drive
  • Highlights:Spectacular scenery,views of the Tugela waterfall and Amphitheater mountain.


Rainbow Gorge, Cathedral Peak

  • Distance: 11km
  • Time: about 5 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point: Cathedral Peak Hotel
  • Distance from the Berghouse and Cottages:aprox 70km's

Highlights: Following the Ndumeni River upstream, this trail is easy on the legs and perfect to take children on. Look out for the massive rock wedged between two sandstone walls, and if you time your hike just right, you may be treated to a breathtaking display of rainbows as the sun catches the spray from water cascading down the sides.Great spot to spend the day.



Ploughman's Kop, Royal Natal Park


  • Distance: 7km
  • Time: about 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Starting point: Mahai campsite
  • From the Berghouse and Cottages:16 km's

Highlights:A short, sharp up and down affair with incredible views of the Amphitheater and the respite of gorgeous little rock pools along the way.



Doreen Falls, Cathedral Peak


  • Distance: 4km
  • Time: about 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Starting point: Cathedral Peak hotel
  • From the Berghouse and Cottages:aprox 70km's

Highlights: If you're looking for a relaxing stroll, more than an intense clamber, this is most definitely for you. The trail will take you past tree plantations, over a few streams and finally to a large pool where Doreen Falls tumble into. Great pool for a swim.



Cannibal Cave via Surprise Ridge


  • Distance:7km's aprox
  • Time:3 hours aprox
  • Difficulty:moderate
  • Starting point:Mahai Camp site,Royal Natal Park
  •  From the Berghouse and Cottages:16km's.

Highlights:Cannibal cave is a huge cave with great views.Bushmen paintings(although faded) can be seen on a rock in the middle of the cave.Please note that the land belongs to the owners of the Cavern Resort,although there is a right of way for hikers,stay on the paths to and from the cave.



Gudu Bush and Waterfall


  •  Distance:aprox 2.5 km's
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty:moderate to easy
  • Starting point: Mahai Campsite, Royal Natal Park
  • From the Berghouse and Cottages:16km's

Highlights: Cold swim in the pool below the waterfall. Flowers along the way.



  • "Bushman San Legend, Seek their Spirit"