Giants Castle

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Giants Castle - The gem of the Central Drakensberg

Giants Castle Game Reserve is situated in the Central Drakensberg. Giants Castle is home of the Eland and the majestic Bearded Vulture. A visit to Giants Castle Nature Reserve offers guests the privilege of entering the remarkable world of the San as well as the opportunity to study a varied and exciting range of habitats. The San Art Museum (Main Cave) is a gentle 30 minute walk from the main camp while the grasslands, marshy areas, indigenous forests and many other energy flow ecosystems are easily accessible.

Eland antelope and Baboons are commonly seen while Mountain Reedbuck are occasionally spotted. Giants Castle camp is situated on a gassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views for hikers and mountain climbers.

Superb rock art is high among the areas special attractions. Visits to the Main Caves Museum awards visitors with fascinating insight into the past lifestyle of the San people. Giants consists of 4 mountain huts, 3 of which are situated just below the main escarpment. The huts can accommodate 8 people and provide opportunities to explore various passes onto the top of the Drakensberg range. The fourth mountain hut is situated lower down on a ridge overlooking meander valleys and accommodate 4 people.

A host of activities can be enjoyed at the Giant Castle Game Reserve, but mostly the area is renowned for its splendid hiking and breathtaking views. Facilities at the reserve include a shop sells a wide range of curios and supplies, an exquisite restaurant and a cosy pub.

Giants Castle Gate Hours:

  • Summer (October to March) 5:00am to 7:00pm
  • Winter (April to September) 6:00am to 6:00pm

Reception Hours:

  • The office and shop are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm from Monday to Saturday and from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday.

Special Precautions:

  • The weather is subject to change at short notice and hikers must be well equipped as it can get extremely cold. Hikers must also fill in their details in the mountain rescue register before proceeding on a hike.

Rules and conditions of Giant Castle Game Reserve:

  • Pets are not permitted into the reserve.
  • Facilities for people with disabilities: A 2 bed chalet.
  • Education groups from Kwazulu-Natal are admitted free to the reserve.

Accommodation in and around Giants Castle

Wild Berry Guest Farm    accommodation in Giants Castle
On the Giants Castle Rd. Wild Berry, set in the heart of the Drakensberg is a birdwatchers dream. An ideal base to discover the local attractions, explore the farm or enjoy a game of chess or have a quiet (romantic) break. A unique experience.Set in ... More

National Heritage Nature Park    accommodation in Giants Castle
The luxury, self-catering cottage overlooks a well-stocked trout dam and consists of two double bedrooms (one en-suite), two bathrooms and a loft room with four bunk beds. The open-plan design of the kitchen/dining room/lounge presents breathtaking v... More

Giant's Castle Camp (Giants Castle Game Reserve)    accommodation in Giants Castle
Giant's Castle Game Reserve in the central region of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park takes its name from the silhouette of the peaks and escarpment that resemble the profile of a sleeping giant. Wild flowers of the Drakensberg is the design them... More

Sycamore Avenue Treehouse Lodge    accommodation in Giants Castle
Sycamore Avenue Treehouses are situated at Hidcote, between Mooi River and Estcourt, within sight of the Drakensberg. We have five eccentric and romantic ‘Treehouses’; all are made by hand from local woods by the ingenious sculptor Bruce ... More

Heronmoor Retreat    accommodation in Giants Castle
Nestled in a tranquil valley in the Kamberg region and enjoying stunning views of Giant’s Castle and the Drakensberg, Heronmoor is the perfect place to take a break or stop over on the way to Durban. Our luxury self-catering accommodation makes... More

Old Rearsby    accommodation in Giants Castle
We are an established 4* bed and breakfast located outside Mooi river on the Hlatikulu road towards Giants Castle catering for guests who are in search of comfortable Country Style hospitality and living. Our humble, but luxury home consists of 5 pri... More

At Home B&B    accommodation in Giants Castle
At Home B&B offers up market accommodation in a tranquil residential area of Estcourt. Units overlook the garden.We provide friendly and personal service. Convenient Jhb/Durban stopover. Centrally located without the noise of the main streets.... More

Providence, No. 5 Giants Castle Road.    accommodation in Giants Castle
Cosy, comfortable fully equipped self-catering farm cottage. Large open plan lounge/diningroom with underfloor heating and fireplace.  Two en-suite bedrooms, both with heated bathrooms (one with bath, second with shower).  One has... More

Providence, No. 5 Giants Castle Road.    accommodation in Giants Castle
A fully equipped self-catering venue, set in the beautiful KWA-ZULU NATAL MIDLANDS and CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG district.  Only 3,5 km the town of MOOI RIVER and 6km from the N3 National Road, on the famous and popular MIDLANDS MEANDER ARTS & CRA... More

White Mountain Lodge    accommodation in Giants Castle
Nestled in an idyllic valley in the foothills of the Giant's Castle Nature Reserve in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, White Mountain Lodge is not only serious about providing a relaxing stress-free holiday destination, but also a... More

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