Giants Castle - Drakensberg
Giants Castle Nature Reserve offers some of the most dramatic view found
in the Drakensberg
Castle is situated in the centre of the Drakensberg
Mountain Range. The Giants
Castle area offers excellent hiking and wilderness trails as well as
shorter, self-guided walks. Superb rock art can be viewed and it is an excellent
spot for mountaineering.
Giant's Castle Game Reserve is considered the home of the eland and the
majestic bearded vulture. Giants Castle lies in the Central
Drakensberg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage
Site. There is an accommodation camp at Giant's
offers glorious views for hikers and mountain climbers.
The superb rock
art is high among the special attractions that Giants Castle offers. The
renowned vulture restaurant is open in winter for visitors to watch bearded
vultures and other endangered species feeding.Visit the Main Caves Museum
for fascinating insight into the past lifestyle of the San people.
Giants Castle takes its name from the mountain formations which depict
a sleeping Giant with its foot propped up against its castle.
Giants Castle Accommodation
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.