Giants Castle Slackpacking Trail

Nearest Town: Estcourt



A 3 night luxury trail through the foothills of the Giants Castle Valley and Zulu Waters Private Game Reserve. Accommodation is in lodges, your luggage is transported and its fully catered.

Day 1:Antbear Lodge is about sustainability. Here you will even find homemade cheese from their own milk. Hiking starts heading up to the top of the mountain with spectacular views looking out over the Drakensberg Mountains towards Giants Castle.

Day 2: Leopards Lair is full of family atmosphere offering a real agri-tourism experience. Your walk from here starts off easy and then drops back down into the Mbogta Valley after which you enter the Zulu Waters Game Reserve

Day 3 Shaka Lodge offers the lapse of luxury including your own private chef. Almost your whole day will be hiking inside the reserve where you might see rhino, buffalo and so much more.

Other addon activities include the Giants Castle vulture hide, a star gazing hammock camp, horse trails, abseiling and game drives

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    What makes Giants Castle Slackpacking Trail Special?

    The only luxury slackpacking trail in the Drakensberg region.

    Bedrooms & Bathroom


    Exteriors and Views


    Free Wifi, TV, Tea & coffee facilities, Breakfast included, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Activities on site

    Star grading


    Activities and attractions

    • Berg Adventures – From a traveller perspective we aim to promote experiences that are authentic and sustainable. Eco conscious. The products that we promote actively participate in programs that are beneficial to the environment and try to limit their own footprint as much as possible. Conservation. Natural heritage is conserved with programs that protect and restore our nature in both wilderness areas
    • Berg Adventures Abseiling – An exciting adrenaline rush in a uniquely safe environment
    • Giants Castle Slackpacking Trail – Luxury hiking trail walking lodge to lodge for 3 days and sleeping at 3 different and interesting accommodation options. Your luggage is transported for you and all you meals are catered for.
    • Giants Castle Vulture Hide experience – Get spectacular photos of cape vultures up close. This is a special wildlife encounter that supports vulture conservation, tries to educate the importance of wildlife conservation
    • Hot Air Ballooning SA – Carried away on a gentle breeze… Under a colourful canopy of hot air to a destination unknown… A really special way with which to celebrate your occasion
    • Zulu Waters Horse Trails – Our horse riding provides incredible scenery and experiences, our guides will take you through our reserve on a 3 hour ride where you will get up close and personal with our precious game including rhinos, buffalo and plains game

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