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Drakensberg Caves & Huts Database
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RATING

Secret Cave

Location:

Garden Castle Wilderness Area

This large, unmarked cave is situated in Secret Valley which opens into Hidden Valley opposite the old Sherry Cave.

Co-ordinates (WGS84 / dd mm.mmm):

at metres

Description:

Accommodation: 6

The cave is a very long overhang, but the only part suitable for overnight stays is near the left-hand end as viewed from across Secret Valley.  It is relatively easy to reach, either from Hidden Valley or via Sleeping Beauty Cave.  The lower, narrow end of Secret Valley is littered with pools, while the upper end opens up as it sweeps up to the base of Tsepeng Pass.


At the point where the cave lies, the valley appears so secluded that it has been named Secret Valley, which is also quite appropriate because it lies off Hidden Valley.



4
COMFORT

The floor of the sleeping area is level, and is recessed behind some large flat rocks with a door-like opening that allows access to this part of the cave.  The sleeping area is quite dusty, however.


4
WATER

There is plenty of water in the river below the cave, but getting to it involves a walk of about 100 metres each way over almost level ground.


2
POOLS

There are several small pools in the river below the cave.


3
SHELTER

The large slabs of rock in front of the sleeping area provide good shelter from the wind, but driven rain can make its way in under the high overhang.


4
OUTLOOK

The large slabs of rock are not so high that they completely restrict the view across the valley, which is quite picturesque.

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