Activities,  South Africa

Drakensberg Guide: Hikes in Giant's Castle Valley

The best hike of all Giant's Castle Valley National Park in South Africa is without hesitation World's View. It offers at its summit a panorama at 360 degrees on the Drakensberg which is breathtaking. To access it, follow the guide below.

Giant's Castle Valley World's View Hike Information South Africa

At the top of World's View which is the best hike in the park of Giant's Castle Valley in the Drakensberg in South Africa

Overlook the Drakensberg in just 4 hours round trip for moderate difficulty! The hike of World View in the park of Giant's Castle Valley in South Africa is worth it! For more information on the path to take, you can inquire at Giant's Castle Resort. They have cards that you can borrow. However, the path is still very well indicated on the route.

Direction of the World's View ride which is the best hike in the park of Giant's Castle Valley in the Drakensberg in South Africa

Consulting : Don't forget to take water and a windbreaker for the top as it was windy when we went. Also, if you leave early enough, you don't have to pack a picnic. We only had snacks to be lighter and ate on the terrace at Giant's Castle Resort on the way back. It also helps avoid the afternoon heat.

Where to sleep after your hike in Giant's Castle Valley Park?

Sleep after your hike at World's view at Giant's Castle Resort in the Drakensberg in South Africa

When you return from your hike in this part of Drakensberg, enjoy the sunset over the summits from the terrace du Giant's Castle Resort. This lodge is the only option to stay at the foot of these South African mountains so think about book well in advance. Their chalets are very comfortable and have a magnificent view over the valley. We have adored.

Road trip in the Drakensbergs to Mont aux Sources and Cathedral Peak

View of the Amphitheater in the Drakensberg in South Africa

If you continue your road trip in the Drakensberg, then after the World View hike you have the day to reach the valley of Mount at the sources only 2h30 drive. So don't bother hurrying. Unless you want to take a detour to see the mountains of Cathedral Peak (2h more car). Personally, we do not recommend it to those who are going to visit Royal Natal National Park the next day. Indeed, between the park of Giant's Castle Valley and that of Royal Natal, you have toured the most beautiful places in the Drakensberg in South Africa. To give you a taste of Royal Natal Park, you can admire shortly after passing Bergville its magnificent Amphitheater, a breathtaking high Drakensberg plateau located in this park.  

Stay in an adorable B&B farmhouse in Mont aux Sources at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains

Stay in an adorable B&B farmhouse in Mont aux Sources at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa

In the Mont aux sources valley in South Africa, you can sleep at Dalmore Farm Guest House, a very nice budget B&B with a swimming pool to relax your legs after a day of walking in the Drakensbergs. It's the best tip in the region but also our favorite, so don't hesitate to book!

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For more options, read our article on the other accommodation in Mont aux sources that we recommend.

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