Welcome to Kamberg
Kamberg Nature Reserve, with its picturesque resort, lies in the central part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, and is a three-hour drive from Durban and a six-hour drive from Johannesburg via the N3. Kamberg is easily reached through Mooi River via Rosetta or from Nottingham Road via Rosetta.
The surrounding landscape is rich in San (or Bushmen) history, with San raiding parties using the hills and valleys to hide cattle taken from settlers who had appropriated their land to the point where the San were no longer able to sustain themselves through their tradition hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
The beautiful Mooi River runs through the nature reserve, adding significantly to the Kamberg experience by adding fly-fishing to the list of activities.
Proclaimed in 1951, the reserve derives its name from a nearby mountain shaped like a rooster’s comb. (In Afrikaans “die haan se kam”).
Game Pass Shelter, rich with highly significant San rock art was instrumental in enabling us to decipher the meanings of many of the San polychromatic images.