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Injisuthi

uKhahlamba Maloti – Drakensberg Park
Self-catering

Injisuthi lies in the central part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is a four-hour drive from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg on the N3.

Injisuthi is an Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife self-catering hutted camp in the central uKhahlamba Maloti – Drakensberg Park a World Heritage site. Located between Giants’ Castle and Cathkin Peak resorts this camp is in a most scenic environment, with views of Monks Cowl, Cathkin Peak and down into the Champagne Valley.

The resort accesses the wild and remote Mdedelo Wilderness, still pristine with an incredible array of prolific San Rock Art, some dating back 4000 years. These records depict the San peoples everyday and spiritual life, giving an insight to these early people’s beliefs and existence. Battle Cave is one of the most well-preserved rock art sites in the Drakensberg. Access to this shelter may only be with a local Heritage Guide, who should be booked in advance.

The Injisuthi Camp has many varied hiking trails radiating out across the mountains to the north towards Cathedral Peak, and southerly towards Giant’s Castle.

Injisuthi at a Glance

  • Accommodation -
    • 16 X 4 bed chalets (self-catering) two bedrooms, one has an extra bed, open plan lounge dining room, bathroom, toilet and kitchen equipped with basic cutlery, crockery and utensils. Fridge, Geyser and Stove run on Gas.
    • 8 bed group cabin - self-catering dormitory room with separate bathroom
    • 3 x 2 bed rustic safari tents - self-catering, mattress only
      Note; bedding, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are not provided.
  • Generator electricity between 17h30 and 22h00 for lighting only.
  • Hiking
  • Trout Fishing

Activities in Injisuthi

Hiking is the prime activity
Swimming in the rivers
Trout fishing in the rivers.

Hiking
There are extensive hiking opportunities from Injisuthi. Some offer Cave accommodation where one is able to shelter overnight. These need to be booked in advance. Day trails vary from contour path walks to more difficult terrain traversing. The streams and rivers offer refreshing stops to bathe and refresh.
These walks enter remote unpopulated areas, the weather in the mountains can be very variable and care and advance planning is necessary. It is wise to hike in the Drakensberg with a group of friends. Note, always complete the Mountain Rescue Register, before and on return from your excursion. For more extensive hikes please include detailed information.

Trout Fishing
There are various stretches of water for fishing.
There is a daily rod fee, paid at Camp Reception. Only recognised trout fishing tackle and techniques are permitted.

Caves
There are five caves accessed from Injisuti that may be booked as an overnight place of repose.
No fires may be made. Cooking only on portable stoves whilst in the wilderness area.
Upper Injisuthi Cave – Sleeps a maximum of 10 people, approx. 8 hrs at15km
Lower Injisuti Cave – Sleeps a maximum of 12 people, approx. 6 hrs at 12kms
Marble Baths Cave – Sleeps a maximum of 10 people, approx. 5 hrs at10km
Wonder Valley Cave – Sleeps a maximum of 12 people, approx. 5 hrs at 10km
Grindstone Cave – Sleeps a maximum of 10 people, approx. 3 hrs at 5km
Only these prebooked officially designated overnight camp stops may be used. Trowels for toilet, must be used.

Injisuthi - Information
Gate times:
Summer; 1st October – 31st March - 05h00; 19h00
Winter; 1st April – 30th September - 06h00; 18h00
Fridays Summer; 1st October to 31st March; 05h00 -20h00
Fridays Winter;1st April – 30th September; 06h00 -19h00

  • No pets allowed in the Injisuti game reserve.
  • No fires allowed other than at the accommodation. Firewood may not be collected in the park. Charcoal and wood is normally available at the curio shop, bring your own.
  • No petrol or diesel available.
  • Very limited basic groceries are sometimes available at the reception office. Bring all your own food and drink, the nearest town with a supermarket, Estcourt, is 60 km away.
  • Credit cards are accepted. (Master card and Visa only).

The last 2-3km of dirt road within the Park is in poor condition, we recommend that off road type vehicles with a high ground clearance are used to access the resort. Note that the tar road to Injisuthi, from the turn off from the Loskop Road, is badly potholed, drive with caution.
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