Giant’s Castle Game Reserve lies in the Central Berg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Its name comes from the silhouette of the mountain escarpment that resembles the profile of a sleeping giant.
Giant’s Castle camp is situated on a grassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views for hikers and mountain climbers. Well preserved San rock art is high among its special attractions. Visit the Main Caves Museum for a fascinating insight into the past lifestyle of the San people.
Eland and the majestic bearded vulture are 2 of the popular wildlife found in the Giant’s Castle Game Reserve. The vulture restaurant is open in winter for visitors to watch bearded vultures and other endangered species feeding.
Izimbali Restaurant and Bar provides guests with the option of fully catered meals in its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
The resort has:
- 37 x 2-bed chalets with en-suite facilities, a lounge / dining area and fully appointed kitchens
- 3 x 4-bed chalets with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge / dining area and a fully equipped kitchen
- 3 x 6-bed chalets featuring 3 bedrooms, bathroom, a lounge / dining area and a fully appointed kitchen
- 1 x honeymoon suite
- 1 x 6 bed Rock Lodge boasts a magnificent honeymoon suite built into the side of a massive rock and all three twin-bed bedrooms feature luxurious en-suite facilities. The lodge provides satellite television and a resident cook that prepares excellent meals with food supplied by the guests.
B&B Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VAT.
Optional Meal, please enquire
Gate Opening and Closing Times:
Summer (October to March) 05:00 to 22:00
Winter (April to September) 06:00 to 22:00
The office and curio shop are open from 08:00 to 16:30 daily.
Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 7km and 20 minutes.
Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 10:00
The Main Caves Bushman Museum is a half hour walk from the camp.
The shop sells a wide range of curios and supplies.
The camp has been extensively upgraded and extended and now includes a restaurant and pub.
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.
Pets are not permitted into the reserve.