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Giants Castle - Crane and wetland sanctuary

The Hlatukulu crane and wetland sanctuary helps to preseve these endangered birds

crane and wetland sanctuaryThe Crane and wetland sanctuary contains all 3 SA cranes which are threatened with extinction due to a range of negative interactions with humans. The Hlatikulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary works at managing these populations by captive breeding, rescue, rehabilitation and education.

Hlatikhulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary is located between Highmoor / Kamberg and Giants Castle in the Drakensberg.

The Hlatikulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary is a rescue, rehabilitation & breeding centre for southern Africa Crane species.

crane and wetland sanctuaryThe Crane and Wetland Sanctuary hosts all three species in captive and wild situattion and is listed as an international Import Birding Area and National Ste of Conservation significance.

Interpretive walks are offered by Sanctuary Staff.

So, to view Wattled, Blue and Crowned Cranes, please contact 033 263 2441 or 082 804 9270 to make an appointment.

 

Ideal accommodation options to visit the crane and wetland sactuary

antbear Guest HouseAntbear 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.

Giants Castle CampGiants 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.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And 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.

wild berry guest farm Wild Berry Guest Farm - A simple B&B situated on the Mooi River / Giants Castle road They only provide breakfast and there are not to many good options where dinner is easily available. So cook your own dinner when you stay at Wild Berry Guest Farm

glengarry self catering challets Glengarry - Lovely self catering accommodation in the Kamberg Valley. Situated right on the Little Mooi River this self catering resort offers trout fishing and a nine hole golf course. The self catering accommodation is in thatched units.

Cleopatra Mountain Farm House Cleopatra 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

Kamberg self catering campKamberg 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 options.