Majestic views of towering mountain faces and emerald green slopes characterise a stay at the evocatively named Giants Castle, a game reserve with chalet accommodation within the greater Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. From the main camp loftily perched on a plateau, you can look out on the deep valleys of the High Drakensberg and set off on foot to explore.
Whether a laid-back ramble or serious hike is more your style there will be trails with sensational views to discover. Along the way lookout for the strapping eland and the rare bearded vulture soaring in the skies—in winter a vulture restaurant allows up-close views of these and other endangered species. An injection of culture and history head to the Main Caves Bushman museum to learn about San people and examine examples of wonderfully preserved prehistoric rock art.
A range of accommodation configurations—with 2 Bed Chalets numbering 37, and 4 each of 4 Bed and 6 Bed Chalets—means there is something to suit everyone. All include fully-equipped kitchens and barbeque areas for self-catering although a restaurant and pub are also available.
- Located within the larger Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site
- Chalets feature lounge, dining room and a fireplace
- 2 Bed Unit 8 offers a private setting and fantastic view, a great option for honeymooners
- Attractions include large collections of San rock art and, in winter, a vulture restaurant where the rare bearded vulture can be seen along with other endangered species