Activities in Giant's Castle


  • Vulture Hide (The hide is open all year round, but advanced bookings are essential, please phone 036 - 353 3718 or fax 036 - 353 3775.)
  • Historical Site
  • Rock Art Site
  • Hiking Trails
  • Game Viewing
  • Trout Fishing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain Huts
  • Picknicking 
  • Mountain Biking


  • A scenic picnic site is situated close to Giant’s Resort and offers all the usual amenities.
  • Day visitors must leave the reserve before sunset.
  • A detailed map on Giant’s Castle may be purchased at the reception office.
  • This map has a complete list of all the trails and walks visitors can enjoy.
  • Izimbali restaurant and bar provides guests with the option of fully catered meals in its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Overnight hiking routes extend deep into valleys and forests of the area and up onto the main escarpment, ensuring a pure wilderness experience with breathtaking views and scenery.
  • Day hikes and walks consist of routes that are graded from easy to difficult.
  • Some of them have gloriously refreshing rock pools that beg to be swum in, the crisp berg water will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.
  • The weather can change suddenly and become very cold so hikers are advised to be well equipped.


  • The Mountain Rescue Register must to be completed before you begin your hike. Make sure you sign out again when you return.
  • Ensure that you complete the Mountain Rescue Register correctly and in detail.
  • It is very often the only information the rescue team has to go on if you have an accident or get lost.
  • When you leave the park, it is essential that you record your return in the Mountain Rescue Register.
  • Failure to do so wastes valuable time for managers during rescue operations.
  • Your life may depend on this information.


  • The Main Caves Museum is an easy half hour’s walk from the resort.
  • An entrance fee is levied and is payable at the reception office.
  • A guide is in attendance to conduct tours around the museum.
  • These tours start on the hour from 09:00 - 15:00 from the Main Caves Museum gate.
  • No more than 20 visitors will be allowed at a time into the caves and museum.


  • The Vulture Hide is open year round.
  • A maximum of six people can be accommodated and advance bookings are essential.
  • Birds to be seen include bearded vulture, Cape vulture, black eagle, jackal buzzard and lanner falcon.


  • There are several kilometres of trout waters available.
  • Trout anglers must be in possession of a valid daily rod permit obtainable at the reception office.
  • Only recognised fly fishing tackle is permitted.