Activities,  South Africa

Visiting Giant's Castle Valley: my favorite of the Drakensbergs

Giant's Castle Valley is a sumptuous South African national park nestled in the hollow of the Drakensbergs. The valley is one of the most beautiful stops of this mountain range and deserves to stop there. Remember to take your hiking shoes to take full advantage of this awe-inspiring site.

Hiking in the Giant's Castle Valley of the Drakensbergs in South Africa

Hiking in the Giant's Castle Valley of the Drakensberg in South Africa

If you are coming from Underberg after visiting the Sani Pass, you only have a 2 hour drive to reach the valley of Giant's Castle Valley. Once there, you can do one of the many walks which are proposed: there is something for all ages and all levels.

On the way to one of the peaks of the Giant's Castle Valley in the Drakensberg in South Africa

Board of : 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. On the other hand, don't forget to take water and a windbreaker for the summit because it can be windy at the top of the Drakensbergs.

Where to sleep near Giant's Castle Valley in the Drakensbergs in South Africa?

Sleep 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.

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Our tips for a successful trip:

  • Book your flight in advance to take advantage of the best prices

Airline ticket prices are cheaper when booked 6 to 3 months in advance. To be sure of getting the best price, we recommend using a flight comparator such as Skyscanner.

  • Book your accommodation before departure to have access to the best offers

You will always find a room at the last minute, but the best located accommodations are necessarily those that are always full. That's why it's best to book your accommodations as soon as possible. We recommend going through Agoda which offers the best prices. In addition, this site allows you to be easily reimbursed in the event of cancellation.

  • Skip the line to visit the most popular attractions

By booking your excursions in advance on Civitatis, you do not queue on site to get your tickets. Less time waiting = more time enjoying your vacation! Plus, their guided tours ensure you have a knowledgeable guide who speaks your language.

  • Use a comparator to find a rental car at the lowest price

Save yourself hours of research with This comparator is the best way to find rental cars at the lowest prices.

  • Don't leave without travel insurance

For us, it is unimaginable to leave without travel insurance. We recommend the one proposed by AXIS. This is the best guaranteed way to leave with peace of mind. However, consider taking out additional specialized insurance for activities not covered (such as skiing or scuba diving).

  • Want more information about your destination?

Do not hesitate to complete the information present on this blog with a travel Guide. You can take it in your luggage and refer to it throughout your vacation.

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