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“A little bit of a disappointment”

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Giant's Castle Camp
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A little bit of a disappointment”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed three nights in the camp and enjoyed a truly beautiful area, but were a little bit disappointed my the accommodation which could do with some investment. From time to time, the staff living close by played loud music which isn't really in keeping with the area, but it was quiet at night. Whilst the walks are beautiful, the walks could do with a little attention, for example, the grysbok bush walk should finish near some pools which can be swam in - genuine pity that the bridge one must cross shortly before the end of the walk has been washed away.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have just spent 5 nights at Giant's Castle, it is our 5th visit and definitely one of our favourite Drakensberg spots!
We stayed in Chalet nr 16 and found the accomadation very clean with a well equipped kitchen. My husband is a photographer and we spent 2 wonderful mornings in the Vulture Hide, we also found all the staff very friendly and helpful.
Thank you again,
Craig and Caroline Kerr (Pretoria, Gauteng)

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

The self catering chalets are well appointed and spacious with comfortable beds. We found the staff friendly and helpful - it seems the KZN/Ezemvelo staff are well chosen for being friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast included was good, not outstanding, and the evening buffet we did not regard as good value. However the overall experience was very good - we would recommend self-catering. There are some excellent walks, and the San paintings are a must.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Six of us stayed in the Red Hot Poker chalet in September 2013. We loved it. The views were breathtaking, the hiking wonderful, and the Bushman paintings amazing. We saw baboons, dassies and eland while hiking. Our meals were all self catered, so we only had tea at the restaurant, but it was quite nice. The chalet was comfortable and had everything we needed for cooking and sleeping. Definitely worth staying in the park.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mkuze, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My husband and I stayed in the honeymoon suite at Giants Castle Camp for two days. It was the best decision we made! The road to Giants Castle is not fanastic at all and we were quite put-off by it. The potholes are terrible and it will be better if it was a gravel road but once we got to the camp we forgot all about it! It was worth it! The reception was warm and friendly and we loved our chalet tucked away with a mountain/river view. It was cosy, comfortable and clean. The bed was awesome and our fireplace in the room was fantastic as it got a little bit cold at night still. The weather otherwise was great. The only thing we can recommend is that the smaller trees in front of the porch be trimmed so that it does not obstruct the view to the left of the mountain. We are not avid hikers but we were hooked! The scenery and landscape surrounding us beckoned and we could not resist! We walked from morning till late afternoon. The walk to the caves of the San people was fabulous and the walk back next to the river topped it all off! We were disappointed that we only stayed for two days and will definately be back again and again!! LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!! I am now a 'BERG' fanatic!!
Jesse & Madelaine Owens, Mkuze

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This resort has lovely views, the main executive suite is huge and easily sleeps 12. The staff were very pleasant and even arranged that we go see the vulture hide at short notice. The fireplace is lovely and wood should be bought or brought with. 3 bags will last one full night. The food is fair, breakfast being very good value for money. the restaurant does not serve lunch menu (burgers) at night.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Maun, Botswana
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This place gets you into the heart of the berg. Great scenery and good walks. The rooms are ok but attention to detail is lacking at times. There is a restuarant but we did not use it. The kitchen in the room had all we needed for our stay. If you are not into camping in winter in the berg then this is a good option.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Giant's Castle Camp
Address: P/Bag X7055 | Estcourt 3310, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Giant`s Castle Camp Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

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