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- 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