About Giant's Castle Nature Reserve

Historic Giant's Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg, home of the eland and the majestic bearded vulture, lies in the Central Drakensberg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site.

Did you know? The rock art of the Drakensberg is the largest and most concentrated group of rock paintings in Africa south of the Sahara and is outstanding both in quality and diversity of subject.

Giant's 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 its special attractions. 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.

Giant's has four mountain huts, three of which are situated just below the main escarpment. They sleep eight and provide opportunities to climb up various passes onto the top of the Drakensberg range. The fourth mountain hut is situated lower down on a ridge overlooking meander valley and sleeps four people.

Wildlife includes Eland and chacma baboons which are commonly seen. Mountain Reedbuck are occassionally spotted.

There is a "Vulture Restaurant" where one may watch the Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) as well as other raptors.

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WhereGiant's Castle Nature Reserve, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

OvernightStay in Drakensberg Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal

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