Quick Facts: Giants Castle
- The Central Drakensberg is located in the KwaZulu-Province of South Africa
- Central Drakensberg is the most spectacular region of the scenic Drakensberg
- Rock climbing
- Trout fishing
- Natal Drakensberg Park
- Bushman Rock Art sites
Distance to Airport: 180
Distance to City: 50
Introducing Giants Castle
The Central Drakensberg is located in the KwaZulu-Province of South Africa. The Central Drakensberg is the most spectacular region of the majestic Drakensberg. The Drakensberg is South Africa's highest and most impressive mountain range rising to over 3 000 meters of which the highest peaks are located in the Central Drakensberg.
During the winter months, the Central Drakensberg escarpment in South Africa is often covered in snow changing this region winter wonderland.
Popular with hikers, rock climbers, trout fishermen, and other holidaymakers, the Central Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal offers a wide range of accommodation options in hotels, country lodges, and bed and breakfast places as well as camping sites and caravan parks.
Most of the Central Drakensberg makes up the Natal Drakensberg Park which is a wilderness area with an abundance of wildlife. Hikers here may encounter bushbuck, oribi, mountain reedbuck, tiny duiker, and the largest of South Africa’s antelope species, the eland, as well as many others.
Enormous lammergeier, or bearded vultures, fly overhead and baboons bark from the cliffs. The Central Drakensberg mountains in South Africa are also home to several Bushman Rock Art sites which display the evidence of the San people who practiced a prehistoric life style in the area long ago. The earliest of these paintings are about 800 years old, and the golden age of the painters was between 400 and 200 years ago.