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Walk to Aasvoelkrans Cave

Highmoor Reserve

Aasvoelkrans Cave, in Highmoor Reserve. The picture doesn't do it justice, it's a huge cave in a magnificent setting. More pix below.

Pictures and story by Garth Johnstone

The walk to Aasvoelkrans Cave in Highmoor Reserve, Kamberg, is a very doable, recommended trip of about an hour and 15 minutes.

Once you’ve navigated a steep slope of steps at the end, you’re ready to enjoy this magnificent setting, with its immense, tidy cave, a medium size, high power waterfall and the krans that’s part of the name sitting above an attractive ravine.

For those who like taking pics, this is a photographer’s paradise.

You can do your best mountain guru impression and find a rock to sit on, meditate and draw from the splendour nature offers. Or read a book, whatever takes your fancy. A bird book might be useful, as I found it a big job identifying all the birds seen on my walk.

I found it very easy to while away an hour in the cave, while wondering why I don’t disappear into our local reserves more often.

It definitely lends itself to a flask of coffee and a picnic, and the best part of it is (for most people), when you’ve loaded up on your outdoors fix, it’s just another hour or so’s hike back to the carpark.

Now read: Boulder hopping in awesome Tugela Gorge

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