Cockscomb (mountain)

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A photo of Cockscomb peak rising out of the mist
Cockscomb peak rising out of the mist
Highest point
Elevation 1,768 m (5,801 ft) [1]
Coordinates 33°34′00″S 024°46′59″E / 33.56667°S 24.78306°E / -33.56667; 24.78306Coordinates: 33°34′00″S 024°46′59″E / 33.56667°S 24.78306°E / -33.56667; 24.78306
Topography of South Africa
Topography of South Africa
Location in South Africa
Location Eastern Cape, South Africa
Parent range Great Winterhoek Mountains

The Cockscomb is a high mountain in the Eastern Cape, in South Africa. It gets its name from its resemblance to a fowl's comb. It is situated in the Baviaanskloof region and the nearest town is Patensie. The Cockscomb is part of the Groot Winterhoek range. Its peak is 1,768 m (5,801 ft)[1] or 1,752 m (5,748 ft)[2] above sea level, depending on the source.

The current record climb for the mountain (disputed) is 8 hours, 35 minutes, set by Braden van Breda and his team (including Andre O'Kennedy and Chris Arderne), on 24 August 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Topography, Geology and Geomorphology". Gamtoos Tourism. 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cockscomb". Peakery. Retrieved 15 March 2014.