Giants Castle - Lammergeyer Hide
The Lammergeyer Hide is located in the Giants Castle reserve of the Drakensberg.
The famous Lammergeyer Hide is located in the Giants
Castle Nature reserve of the Drakensberg.
Lammergeyer is the other name given to the Bearded Vulture, and endangered
Bird of Prey found in the Drakensberg area of South
The bearded vulture or Lammergeyer is most famous for its method of dropping
bones from a height and once brocken these vutures eat the marrow inside.
The bearded vulture is one of the shyest of vultures, and lives a mostly
solitary existence, on remote mountains and cliff faces.
The vulture hide 'feeding season' is May to September, and bookings open
in the previous November. Tel 036-3533718, fax 036-3533775. Access is by
4x4 vehicle, provided by yourself or by the reserve. Alternatively, enquire
about professional guides who will take you there or accompany you.
Accommodation suitable to visit the Lammergeyer Hide at 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 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.
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.
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