Kamberg Nature Reserve - Central
Kamberg Nature reserve offers the best rock art site available to tourist
in the Drakensberg Mountains
nature Reserve nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
, its central position ideal for visits to many other well known Drakensberg
areas from Lotheni to Giants Castle.
Kamberg is a spectacular spot in it's own right with three attractive picnic
sites near the river and trout dams which provide a relaxing alternative
to the scenic attractions of the many well maintained walks in the area.
Kamberg Nature Reserve offers a number of self guided trails from the
camp, one of which is suitable for handicapped visitors.
As well as the Mooi
River, trout fishing can also be enjoyed in several dams
which are open to anglers, all year round. Close to Kamberg are the trophy
trout fishing dams of Highmoor which must be booked in advance.
Kamberg's trout hatchery is well worth a visit and is open to the public
on a daily basis There is magnificent rock art shelter in Game Pass and there
is a guided walk to the area every Sunday.
Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Game Pass Shelter
The Game Pass Shelter is commonly referred to as the "Rosetta Stone" of southern
African rock art, for it was here that archaeologists first uncovered a vital
key to understanding the symbolism of San rock art.
This site is special for so many reasons. It was one of the first sites ever
to be seen by Europeans and appeared in the Scientific American in 1915.
It was the first South African rock art site to be known in other parts of
the world, and revealed the meaning of San rock art- it, in a sense, "cracked
The trail to Game
Pass Shelter is a two-and-a-half, to three hour guided
walk, via the spiritually moving Waterfall Shelter. It is nothing short of
a world-class experience in Khoisan rock art and living Zulu and San culture.
The walk is preceded by a spectacular DVD presentation at the state-of-the-art
Interpretive Centre that caters for a maximum of ten people at a time.
Sessions are run seven days a week at the following times - 08h30 and 13h30.
Accommodation near to Kamberg
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
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.
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
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.