For the ruined monument on the Isles of Scilly, England, see Giant's Castle, Isles of Scilly
Giant's Castle is a mountain peak in the southern African Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal. Giants Castle offers visitors to the regions hiking opportunities with panoramic views. The Nature Reserve offers secluded accommodation, bushman rock art with easy access for everyone and about the best base to start a Drakensberg hiking experience. The area is one of many of South Africa's adventure areas, and plays host to the Giants Challenge MTB marathon in April each year.
Lying at the southern end of the central Drakensberg Giant’s Castle, which gets its name from the outline of the peaks and escarpment that combine to resemble the profile of a sleeping giant, is essentially a grassy plateau that nestles among the deep valleys of this part of the Drakensberg.
Giants Castle Game Reserve is considered the home of the eland as well as the bearded vulture. Another Giants Castle highlight is the superb bushman rock art at main caves which is easy to get to and well presented.
Formerly the renowned Lammergeier Hide was open for visitors to watch bearded vultures and other endangered bird species. This facility has since fallen into disrepair.
The nearest mountain hut is Giant's Hut located 1 967m/6 454ft ENE of the summit.
By elevation Giant's Castle is
# 34 out of 4813 in the Drakensberg # 17 out of 185 in uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park # 17 out of 2013 in KwaZulu-Natal # 2 out of 149 in uMgungundlovu District Municipality # 14 out of 401 in Uthukela District Municipality # 3 out of 14201 in South Africa
By prominence Giant's Castle is
# 19 out of 185 in uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park # 16 out of 149 in uMgungundlovu District Municipality # 36 out of 401 in Uthukela District Municipality
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