Within the Central Berg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, lies the Historical World Heritage Site, Giant's Castle Game Reserve, home of the eland as well as the magnificent bearded vulture.
Giant's Castle Camp is located on a grassy highland between the subterranean valleys originating from the face of the High Drakensberg with the most breath taking views for mountain climbers and hikers.
Special attractions include marvelous rock art. Watch the bearded vultures and other endangered species feeding from the well-known vulture restaurant; open in winter. For fascinating insight into the former times and lifestyle of the San people you can visit the main Caves Museum.
There are four mountain huts at Giants, three of which are positioned just below the most important escarpment. Each hut sleeps eight and offers easy access to a choice of passes of which to climb to get to the top of the Drakensberg range. The fourth hut also sleeps four and can be found a little lower down, on a ridge, overlooking the exquisite Meander Valley.
Its very appropriate name was derived from the peaks and escarpment silhouette, which resemble the profile of a sleeping giant.
The design theme of Giant's Castle Camp and Rock Lodge are Wild flowers of the Drakensberg, each chalet and all lodge buildings feature original botanical paintings.
The accommodation at Giant's Castle consist of:
37 of which are two-bed chalets each with en-suite amenities, a lounge/dining area as well as fully equipped kitchens: there are 3 four-bed chalets each with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge/dining area and a fully appointed kitchen. Then, there are 3 six-bed chalets, each featuring three bedrooms, one bathroom with a separate toilet, a lounge/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.
The "Bride's Bush", unit number 8, is the only chalet with a double bed, which makes it an ideal honeymoon suite offering a very private setting with a lovely view of the mountains. DSTV is available in each unit.
In partnership with KZN Wildlife, Rock lodge has become a mini conference and wellness center offering an assortment of activities and tours; it is superb as a wedding venue. This has been a wonderful addition to Giant's Camp the peace and tranquility of the wildflower garden are evident as ever. Izimbali restaurant and bar offers an atmosphere that is warm and relaxed in which to enjoy fully catered meals. Excellent bird watching throughout the winter months from May to September.
The perfect place to de-stress and recharge.