Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa

The Natal Drakensberg

The Central Drakensberg: Giants Castle Reserve

A large and remote reserve, Giant's Castle was established in 1903 to protect the eland, the largest of the antelope.

The Central Drakensberg: Giants Castle Reserve

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To Do:

  • Visit the Vulture Restaurant
  • Horse rides
  • Pony treks (2-3 days), staying in huts and caves
  • Hike up to Langalibalele Pass where British soldiers came to grief

To See:

  • The outdoor San museum
  • The great Bearded Vulture
  • Any one of 50 Bushman paintings sites
  • Black eagles, jackal buzzards, eland


  • Self catering chalets within the reserve run by Ezemvelo Wildlife
  • Camping at Hillside

The last Bushman was shot in this area only a few years before the reserve was established. At the time, the San people were regarded as vermin. The dead Bushman was found to be carrying a belt of antelope horns containing all the colours necessary for rock painting. However, see Cathkin page.

The park is administered by Ezemvelo Wildlife and there is a well equipped hutted camp. The park is approximately 60kms from both Mooi River and Estcourt.

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Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide
Natal Accommodation Guide