About Highmoor Nature Reserve

The beautiful Highmoor Nature Reserve lies within the Mkhomazi Wilderness in the central section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site.

Did you know? Highmoor Nature Reserve is 14 749 ha in extent and offers a variety of experiences. It is renowned for its excellent trout dams and scenic views.

As its name suggests Highmoor is reached by a spectacularly winding road that reaches up towards Mount Lebanon and Cleopatra Mountain. It is flanked by Kamberg and Lotheni to the south, and the beautiful Giant's Castle to the north.

Its height means that its pretty and its virtually hidden and artfully designed campsites are of the highest in KwaZulu Natal. Highmoor is one of the most exceptionally pretty reserves, possibly because its elevation allows such splendid views, but also for the examples of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna to which the 15 000 hectare reserve is home.

Highmoor Nature Reserve also has no fewer than three large carefully managed, in terms of the numbers of fishermen, trout dams brimming over with rainbow trout, and wildlife such as eland, oribi, rooikat, serval and a wonderful array of birds, including bearded vultures and black eagles.

The moors of KwaZulu Natal can get cold – the downside of the heights attained by the reserve - but the upside is obviously the views. It is thus probably not a good idea to venture into the caves available for accommodation during winter months, but for the rest of the year, this is an idyllic form of accommodating large groups of around 20, and there are two caves to choose from.

Just a little further south is Kamberg Nature Reserve, whilst on the northern flank of Highmoor is Giants Castle Nature Reserve, something of a mountain wonderland and one of the major hiking and walking reserves in the Drakensberg.

Need to Know

WhereHighmoor Nature Reserve, Kamberg region, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenDaily from 08h00 to 18h00.

Telephone+27 (0)33 267-7240

OvernightStay in Kamberg Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.


If this is your reserve, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

Game & Nature Reserves in KwaZulu Natal

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in Kamberg

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation near Highmoor Nature Reserve

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / KwaZulu Natal Accommodation / Drakensberg Accommodation / Kamberg Accommodation

Kamberg as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Kamberg property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Game Reserves
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.