Injisuthi

injisuti marble baths

Cradled between the Injisuthi and Cowl Fork Rivers at the head of the Injisuthi Valley, the park is surrounded by spectacular scenery dominated by Cathkin Peak, Monks Cowl and Champagne Valley.

Injisuthi Drakensberg waterfall
Waterfall at Injisuthi

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.

This spectacular mountain landscape contains many rock shelters containing the largest and most concentrated group of San rock art in Africa south of the Sahara. These paintings were created by the San people over a period of at least 4 000 years and are of outstanding quality. The paintings depict aspects of the everyday and spiritual life of these vanished people.

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Rock art of an antbear at Battle Cave

Rock art sites at Injisuthi

Battle Caves, with its wide sandstone overhang, is one of the best-preserved San rock art sites in southern Africa. The only site thats better and easier to get to is game pass shelter in the Kamberg nature reserve. Guided walks are available to the battle cave daily (advance bookings essential). Injisuthi is the starting point of several extensive hiking trails leading across the mountains northwards to Cathedral Peak and south to Giant’s Castle.

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