Giants Castle Route
The tourist route from Giants Castle to Mooi River.
Giants Castle Route is the tourism route that connects the Drakensberg with
the Natal Middlands.. The Giants Castle route is centred on the Drakensberg
World Heritage Site, which streachecs from Giants Castle trhough Moor River
and on to Rosetta.
Attractions in the area include the 4x4 trails, horse riding,
microlight flights, helicopter flips, quad biking, zip line, birding, hiking
trails, Battlefields, factory shops, factory tours and San rock paintings
name a few.
The Wagendrift Nature Reserve located just outside Estcourt takes its name
from a drift through the Bushmans River that was used by transport wagons
on their way from Port Natal to the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. The
reserve is a 980 hectare protected area that incorporates Moor Park Reserve
and surrounds the Wagendrift dam.
Giant's Castle Game Reserve was named to signify the peaks of the Drakensberg
Mountains, whose silhouette resembles that of a sleeping giant. Giant's Castle
is surrounded by deep valleys, grassy plateaus and craggy mountains, offering
panoramic views for hikers and mountain climbers.
Visitors can enjoy fascinating sightings of ancient rock art, created by
the historic San people that once inhabited this spectacular area. Another
highlight is the reserve’s renowned Vulture Restaurant, where guests
can enjoy delicious cuisine while viewing bearded vultures and other endangered
Accommodation along the Giants Castle Route
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.
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
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