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Tourist activities at Giants Castle

Experience the Drakensberg at its best with the many tourism activities available at Giants Castle

drakensberg boys choir - Drakensberg Boys Choir. The Drakensberg Boys' Choir School has an internationally acclaimed choir trained in the Drakensberg. The boys range from grades 4 to 9 and have toured both nationally and internationally. They perform a wide range of music from classic choral work to modern arrangement and their African choral work and gumboot dancing is spell-binding. The Drakensberg boys choir have a loyal following at their weekly concerts on Wednesday at 3.30pm during term times.

drakensberg horse trails - Drakensberg Horse Trails . There are few regions that offers better horse trails and horse riding experiences than that of the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Mountains presents splendid opportunities for both the experienced and the beginner to ride this magnificent countryside on horseback. Whats more horse riding in the Drakensberg is a great way to spend the day, and the full length of the Berg is negotiable on horseback. If you are a novice rider, your mountain holiday is the ideal time to acquire some horse riding skills, as there are numerous spectacular bridle paths that can be comfortably managed by the inexperienced horse rider. If you are confident in the saddle, this is an opportunity to explore the foothills and experience the true magic of the mountains.

drakensberg microlight - Microlight and helicopter flights . Flights by helicopter or microlight are available to view the Drakesberg Mountains from a different perspective. There are a number of operators in the Drakensberg Region and they all will make themselves available from various take off points.

giants castle hiking trails - Hiking Trails . Giant’s Castle Game Reserve has a variety of well mapped walking and hiking trails that vary in distance and difficulty allowing you to choose the walks or hikes suitable for you. There are half hour trails that have almost no elevation to streneous whole day hikes and overnight trails.

drakensberg bushman rock art - Bushman Rock Art . Giant's Castle is home to a large sandstone cave containing Bushman rock art, one of the biggest and best preserved painted sites in southern Africa. This cave is situated about 45 minutes from Giants Castle camp and regular guided tours are available on a daily basis. Kamberg, Injasuti and Highmoor offer more Bushman rock art sites for those that are passionate

drakensberg fly fishing - Fly fishing . Fishing at Giants Castle is strictly fly fishing only. You can fish many kilometers of prime wild trout habitat. The fly fishing in this area can be very easy and suited for the beginner fly fisher as well as being a challenging fly fishing spot for the experienced fly fisherman. (the closed season is between 1 June and 31 August).

drakensberg hot air ballooning- Hot air ballooning . Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. Hot air balloon flights are offered principally on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains' The hot air balloon take-off is from a site in or around the Kamberg Valley and within sight of Giants Castle. The Antbear Guest House has the best balloon launch location.

lammergeyer hide -Bearded vulture hide giants castle- Lammergeyer Hide The bearded vulture is most famous for its intelligent habit of carrying bones high into the air and dropping them on the rocks below. After a few drops, the bone has cracked enough for the vulture to reach the nutritious marrow inside. The bearded vulture is one of the shyest of vultures, and lives a mostly solitary existence, on remote mountains and cliff faces. Booking is essential for this vulture hide where excellent viewing is offered of raptors especially from May to September. Tel 036-3533718, fax 036-3533775.

midlands meander arts and crafts route- Midlands Meander . The Midlands Meander is what weavers, potters, woodcrafters, leather workers, artists, metalworkers, box makers, herb growers, cheese makers, beer brewers and pianos have in common. From a very small beginning, the Midlands Meander has grown to well over a hundred stops on four routes. The symbol of the Midlands Meander Arts and Craft Route is the Butler butterfly, found only in the Karkloof region.

Karkloof canopy tour- Karkloof Canopy Tour . Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour Magaliesberg Canopy Tour S.A. Adventure Guide Preferred Accommodation The Karkloof Canopy Tour® is a unique eco-experience that takes people on a 3-hr adventure through the magnificent Karkloof indigenous forest. The canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30m above the forest floor. The tour comprises seven platforms and eight slides that zig-zag down a pristine forested valley. The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the tour.

weenen game reserve- Weenen Game Reserve . The distant blue hills and undulating thornveld valleys of KwaZulu-Natal make a superb backdrop for the scenic Weenen Game Reserve. With the Bushmans River flowing through a spectacular gorge in the reserve, Weenen's excellent road system and walking trails, visitors have many scenic and game viewing opportunities as they walk or drive around the reserve. 

spionkop game reserve horse trails- Spionkop Game Reserve horse trails . Horse Trails through the reserve, where game is abundant, provides the adventurous with close-up views of a variety of game including giraffe, and encounters with white rhino. This is the best way to see game in the wild as animals are far less tolerant of people on foot. This is an experience not to be missed.

drakensberg white water rafting- White Water Rafting . White water rafting on big water is traditionally between November and April but as always Mother Nature has the final say! On big water we use the eight and four man rafts while in lower water the two man crocs and one man kayaks are ideal.

sani pass 4x4 trail in the southern drakensberg- Sani Pass . The Sani Pass is a spectacular mountain road that is a well-known entry point into Lesotho from South Africa’s Natal Drakensberg Park. It is the gateway to the ‘Roof of Africa’ scenic route that links the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg with the mountains of northern Lesotho.