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Giant's Castle Camp
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“The Giant's Castle”
Reviewed June 24, 2008

We used the N3 route as advised turning off at Mooi River then followed the signs along tarred roads if quite pothold in places.The scenery was outstanding every turn a new vista. Arriving at the main gate we booked in then drove the 7 kilometres to the camp site.

The office is in the curio shop again very friendly and very efficient. just a few checks then the welcome pack and directions to our chalet. We had been booked into the honeymoon suit with 4 post bed and all the facilities required. The only item that was not mentioned was that the baboons were able to open sliding doors! Which gave us a little concern when, whilst taking a nap following a walk we were woken by a large baboon leaving the chalet with a foil packet of tea bags!

The view from the balcony of our chalet were stunning dawn comes quickly over the hill behind the camp and illuminating the hill in the valley .

There is a sign in the car park "Main Caves" We were advised that this was one of the recommended walks the information indicated a walk of about 45 minutes but that did not seem to take into account the changes in landscape or the altitude we seemed to be climbing and decending. The terain changed from open savanah to thick forest we crossed th Bushman river and climbed up to the cave site where there were 2 areas with paintings on the cave walls and ceiling. Very much well worth all the extra exercise.

The food at the camp's Izimbali restaurant is cooked to order and very tasty. They do a full English breakfast again cooked to order.

All in all a great couple of days rest and relaxation in a wonderful environment and very friendly staff.

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Reviewed June 2, 2008

We stayed in a lovely little self-catering chalet in Giant's Castle for 3 nights in May 08. The walking is excellent in the area with a small map of day walks provided to each guest. Would definitely recommend the World's View walk.

The mountain view chalets have fantastic views of Giant's Castle and are very peaceful. The garden chalets are exactly the same but are generally closer together and don't have quite such great views.

The chalets are small but do the job. (They are smaller than the 2 bed Thendele ones). Would definitely recommend self-catering because the food in the restaurant is pretty dire, particularly if you're a veggie like me!

Beware of the baboons - keep the doors closed at all times!!

  • Liked — The views and walking
  • Disliked — The food in the restaurant
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Giant's Castle Camp
Address: P/Bag X7055 | Estcourt 3310, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Giant`s Castle Camp Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

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