Highmoor is part of the Central Drakensberg with spectacular trout fishing
and the widest panoramic views of the Drakensberg
The Highmoor Nature Reserve is situated in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg
Park's Central Region and is bordered by Giants Castle and Kamberg.
Highmoor forms part of the Mkhomazi Wilderness Area and is approximately
15 000 hectares in size and boasts a huge array of rare, endemic and endangered
Highmoor also boasts excellent rock art sites, which can be visited by arrangement,
accompanied by a guide. Fultons Rock is about a 5 hour return hike and displays
some incredibly well preserved bushman rock art.
Two caves are available for hikers to overnight in (maximum 20 people).
The first is Aasvoelkrantz which is a double story cave that has a permanent
supply of water throughout the year. Aasvoelkrantz is approximately and hour
and a half walk from the car park. Caracal cave overlooks the Ncibidwane
river and Giants Castle. This cave unfortunately only has readily available
water in the Summer months. Caracal is approximately 2 hours walk from the
Highmoor has seven tastefully concealed campsites and highmoor is one of
the nicest places to camp in the Drakensberg. The communal ablution block
is equipped with hot showers and flush toilets.
Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places
you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view,
location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private
accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the
best deals available.
Castle Camp - The upside is that you are inside Giants Castle
Nature Reserve. The downside is that you are inside Giants Castle Nature
Reserve. You are as close as you can be to starting the hiking trails
but far from any of the other attractions available. And the gate opening
and closing times make early starts and doing anything after sunset an
impossibility. If you do decide to stay here opt for the self catering
option and make sure you bring your own food with you. Giants Castle
camp offers self catering and has a restaurant.
Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay
in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And
the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi
spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto
a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.
Lovely self catering accommodation in the Kamberg Valley. Situated right
on the Little Mooi River this self catering resort offers trout fishing and
a nine hole golf course. The self catering accommodation is in thatched units.
Mountain Farm House - Prepare for some of the most fantastic
food you will ever eat. This farm house offers high class fine dining
near to Highmoor Nature Reserve. The rates are a pit on the pricy end
of the scale but hey you only ever live once. Especially if you are one
of those foodie types
Nature Reserve - Simple self catering challets in the Kamberg
Valley. Make sure you bring your own food as there is little available
nearby. Kamberg suffers the same issues as Giants Casle Camp with gate
opening times that make staying here sometimes inconvient. But if all
you want to do is stay in one place I cant imagine many better accommodation