Giants Castle - Central Drakensberg
accommodation, bushman rock art, hiking trails and activities
Castle Game Reserve is considered the home of the eland as well
as the bearded vulture. Another Giants Castle highlight is the surperb bushman
rock art at main caves which is easy to get to and well presented. Giants
Castle is situated in the Central Drakensberg of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site.
The renowned Lammergeyer Hide is open for visitors to watch bearded
vultures and other endangered bird species. Unsurpassed oppertunities for
bird photography or just watch in awe.
Drakensberg region offers by far some of the best
hiking and wilderness trails anywhere in the Drakensberg
Castle Nature Reserve offers overnight hiking trails as well as shorter,
self-guided walks. Everything from a half hour easy walk to some pretty strenurs
hikes to the top of the Drakensberg escarpment.
Giant's Castle Game Reserve gets its name from the shape of the surrounding
peaks which resemble the profile of a sleeping giant.
Eland and baboons are commonly seen. Mountain Reedbuck are
The magnificent views and mountainous backdrops makes Giant’s Castle
an ideal and unique venue for the “smaller” wedding (up to 80
There are plenty of Giants Castle accommodation options available inside
the park as well as really exeptional guest houses and B&Bs nearby.
The huge range of adventure activities available in the Giants Castle area
include horse trails, helicopter
flights, microlight flights, the Drakensberg
Boys choir, quad bike trails, the Sani Pass, the Midlands
Meander and so
Best accommodation options near to Giants Castle
Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places
you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view,
location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private
accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the
best deals available.
Castle Camp - The upside is that you are inside Giants Castle
Nature Reserve. The downside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature
Reserve. You are as close as you can be to starting the hiking trails
but far from any of the other attractions available. And the gate opening
and closing times make early starts and doing anything after sunset an
impossibility. If you do decide to stay here opt for the self catering
option and make sure you bring your own food with you. Giants Castle
camp offers self catering and has a restaurant.
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg
the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi
spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto
a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.
Mountain Farm House - Prepare for some of the most fantastic
food you will ever eat. This farm house offers high class fine dining
near to Highmoor Nature Reserve. The rates are a pit on the pricy end
of the scale but hey you only ever live once. Especially if you are one
of those foodie types
Nature Reserve - Simple self catering challets in the Kamberg
Valley. Make sure you bring your own food as there is little available
nearby. Kamberg suffers the same issues as Giants Casle Camp with gate
opening times that make staying here sometimes inconvient. But if all
you want to do is stay in one place I cant imagine many better accommodation