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Garden Castle Nature Reserve

Drakensberg Garden Rd 033-701-1823 www.kznwildlife.com adult R25, child R13

S 29 45.278 E 029 14.040

Garden Castle Nature Reserve is located at the southern edge of the Drakensberg Park and includes the beautiful Bushman's Nek valley and a number of sandstone structures and caves filled with San rock art. From the campsite you can embark upon a range of hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. Experienced hikers can scale the towering 3,051-meter-high Rhino's Peak, an 18 kilometer trip covering narrow paths with steep ledges. The central office at the camp can provide updated information on the hiking trails. They sell overnight hiking permits (adult R40, child R20) and can make bookings for one of the trailside mountain huts (R70/person). It is also possible to cross from here into Lesotho via horse or on foot. Contact the Khotso Horse Trails to arrange 3-5 day horseback excursions through the Bushman's Nek border.

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