A Wet Welcome to Giant’s Castle

We’ve arrived to a wet, cloudy and cool welcome at the final destination of our autumn holidays in the Drakensberg: The Giant’s Castle Game Reserve in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.


Fun in the Mountains!

We’re still enjoying our holiday in the Drakensberg very much, and it seems we’re not the only ones taking a break!

Joubert’s photographic study of Thendele’s Guineafowl

This afternoon we were relaxing on the veranda of our cottage here at Thendele in the Royal Natal National Park, when a flock of Helmeted Guineafowl came around for a visit, presenting Joubert with an excellent opportunity to practice some close-up bird photography – and with great success I might add!

The clouds also lifted just high enough for a while to provide a clear view of the Amphitheatre!

Drakensberg Amphitheatre seen from Thendele in the Royal Natal National Park, 23 March 2019

Catching our breath at Royal Natal

We spent most of today out-and-about in the Royal Natal National Park, enjoying the breathtaking scenery despite regular downpours.

We also got a quick glimpse of the magnificent Amphitheatre peaking through the clouds!

A Change of View

The 21st of March is celebrated as Human Rights Day in South Africa, and we’ve moved southwards into the Drakensberg to Thendele Camp in the Royal Natal National Park. Behind those thick clouds are hidden another of South Africa’s most inspiring natural features; the Amphitheatre, which we hope will be revealed in all its glory tomorrow!

Golden Gate’s Scenic Splendour

The three of us spent a bit of time today exploring another one of the hiking trails that radiate from Glen Reenen in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. This must be one of the most beautiful pieces of South Africa!