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Giant's Castle Camp

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P/Bag X7055 | Estcourt 3310, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Giant's Castle Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kigali
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I chose to stay in a mountain view chalet and absolutely loved having a braai in the evenings while watching the sunset over the mountains. The extra bucks were worth it for the view. The surroundings were breathtaking. There's nothing like hiking all day in the silence of nature and then coming "home" right there in the... More 

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Newcastle, KZN, SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The chalets in this park are well maintained and very comfortable. We chose a mountain view chalet and the view was beautiful. Only small problem would be for older folk who may not necessarily like to park a bit away from the chalet and climb a small hill to get there. Could be a problem with carrying bags etc. There... More 

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Pretoria
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15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our second visit in 6 months. This time we stayed in a mountain view chalet. What a treat to wake up and see this beautiful panorama of rugged mountains from your bed! The weather was perfect the 3 days we stayed, allowing us to hike extensively. The chalet is well equipped for self-catering, we went to the restaurant... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Amazing serene calming destress natural beauty. Hiking trails are amazing uttter beauty. Trails need more information. Accomodation is clean neat and tidy, good breakfast. Roads to Resort is riddled with potholes cannot drive fast. try to make it to resort during day light, though not dangerous only potholes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were blown away by the beauty that surrounded us here. The municipal road to get here is riddled with potholes so just be careful to allow enough time to do this. Breakfasts were great. Cereals, fruit salad and yoghurt were buffet style and then choice of a warm breakfast. We appreciated that they didn't over cater the cooked food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We spent 3 nights there during the month of July 2014. The landscape is simply astonishing and the accommodation very nice and clean, nothing bad to say about it, the bed was very comfortable. Excellent place to get away from civilisation! If we could give some advice to improve: -Add some activities for non-hikers such as horse-riding/ abseiling/ archery.. -Should... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The scenery at Giant's Castle, especially in the summer, is beautiful!! The weather is remarkable because it can be super cloudy and stormy and then the next second its sunny and very hot. So you will not be disappointed. We stayed in a Mountain view chalet which I recommend more than a garden view room because it seems more private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The mountain view lodge we stayed in was worth it's name: the view was absolutely stunning! The bed was very comfortable as well. The restaurant was alright but not really worth mentioning. I would recommend to cook/braai yourself (although the nearest supermarket is miles away). Hiking in this area is really amazing and worth the trip!

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

On my second trip to the Giants Castle Nature reserve we booked the Lodge, 2 Sleeper and 6 sleeper mountain views. The views from the 6 sleeper were ok. What blew me away was the lodge, and units 37,38,39.40. The lodge comes with a chef, but he cleaned and really avoided the cooking. so dont rely on him for more.... More 

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Pretoria
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed in a chalet with garden view. The unit is compact, equipped for self-catering. It has got barbeque facilities and microwave, but only a hot plate. Unfortunately the fridge froze up. The camp is surrounded by lovely bush, with many birds and naughty baboons. The restaurant has a la carte menu, which is reasonably priced. Beautiful mountain view from... More 

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