Giant’s Castle

The Giant’s Castle ridge is one of the most prominent features of the Berg and the park that surrounds it remains one of the most popular destinations in the area. As well as hiking trails, the park has a short walk taking in rock-art sites, and the very popular Lammergeier Hide, where the rare bearded vulture can be spotted.

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1. Main Cave

0.98 MILES

The Giant’s Castle area is rich in San rock art. It's thought that the last San lived here at the beginning of the 20th century. To see some of these…

2. Lammergeier Hide

5.96 MILES

The rare lammergeier, also known as the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), which is found only in the Drakensberg, nests in the reserve. Reserve staff…

3. Highmoor Nature Reserve

7.05 MILES

Although more exposed and less dramatic than some of the Drakensberg region, the undulating hills of this reserve make for pleasant walks. It’s also one…

4. Injisuthi

11.31 MILES

Injisuthi features some of the most spectacular views in the Drakensberg. On the grounds of what used to be a private farm, this KZN Wildlife park is home…

5. Kamberg Nature Reserve

11.97 MILES

Southeast of Giant's Castle, Kamberg Nature Reserve has a number of antelope species and a mustn't-miss rock-art experience. It begins with a multimedia…

6. Falcon Ridge

16.46 MILES

Falcon Ridge, with awesome raptor-flying demonstrations and talks, is 7km from the Drakensberg Sun turn-off.

7. Monk’s Cowl

16.53 MILES

Hikes ranging from a few hours to a few days in length, rock climbing and panoramic views are all on offer at Monk's Cowl. This reserve lies within…

8. Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve

28.31 MILES

Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve is known for having some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the Drakensberg. It sits between Royal Natal National Park and…