About Highmoor


  • Highmoor is situated in the central region of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site.
  • The reserve is 14 749 ha in extent and offers the visitor a variety of experiences.
  • It is renowned for its excellent trout dams and scenic views.
  • The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, steepsided river valleys and rocky gorges.
  • The area has incredibly rich biodiversity including many endemic species.

What To Do On The Arrival

  • All visitors must check in at the reception office on arrival.
  • Office hours are between 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 -16:00 daily.

How to Get There

  • From the north or south take the Nottingham Road off-ramp from the N3 and proceed to the village of Nottingham Road.
  • Follow the signs towards Rosetta. At Rosetta turn left opposite the “Ugly Duckling” and follow signposts to Kamberg.
  • This route is tarred for approximately 44 km, until you see the Highmoor/Glengary signs on the left.
  • Follow this district road (dirt) for about 6 km (past Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse) until you reach the reserve.


  • No pets of any kind are permitted in the reserve.
  • For safety reasons, hikers should hike in parties of three or more individuals.
  • Gate entry times: Summer (1 October - 31 March) 05:00 - 19:00
  • Winter (1 April - 30 September) 06:00 - 18:00

Highmoor Gallery