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Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Nelson Mandela
Capture Site

We depart from Durban and head towards the Giants Castle Reserve in Drakensburg Mountain range. Giant's Castle camp is situated on a grassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views.

TOUR NAME & NUMBER

Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art &
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
(TOUR NUMBER 5)

TOUR DURATION

12 HOURS

TOUR PRICE

from R2200 per person sharing

Price varies by group size

*Private tour price negotiable*

30% Discount Oct to Dec 2020

  • MINIMUM - 1 Person

    R3,990 pp
    Our standard price for your booking for 1 person for this tour.
  • MINIMUM - 2 Persons

    R3,390 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 2 people
  • 3-4 Persons

    R3,200 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 3 to 4 guests.
  • 5-6 Persons

    R3,100 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 5 to 6 guests.
  • 7-8 Persons

    R2,900 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 7 to 8 guests.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This day tour focuses on the Rock Art by the San and the Khoekhoe in the Giants Castle Reserve in the Drakensberg Mountain Range.

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains.

We head towards the Giants Castle Reserve in Drakensburg Mountain range. Conveniently built high on the front of the Drakensberg, Giant's Castle camp is surrounded by beautiful landscape, deep valleys and grassy highlands which presents tourists with spectacular unforgettable views.

Giant’s Castle Reserve has a set of sandstone caves which have been turned into an outdoor museum. The San Rock Art depicts life of the San and Khoekhoe people who lived in South Africa for 1000s of years before Bantu and European migration. Both considered ‘hunters and gatherers’, the San were more nomadic that the Khoekhoe, who started to herd cattle when introduced by the bantu people who migrated from central Africa. The San and the Khoekhoe used rock art to communicate their story between clans and people.

Giants Castle’s caves is one of the best maintained Cave Rock Sites in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa. The site has been developed for tourism and offers guided tours on the hour from 9am – 3pm daily.  Only 30 minutes from the camp the leisurely trail offers guests an original cultural experience and a spectacular landscape adventure. The local guide will elaborate and display the history and culture behind some of the best-preserved artwork by the San people.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 metres tall. Tourists at the Capture Site are required to stand 35 meters away from the large Nelson Mandela bust for it to come into clear focus. Facing west the impressive sculpture creates a uniquely beautiful landscape for the local Howick community. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against the Apartheid government.

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup & drop off service with in a 5km radius of 1st Zulu Safaris office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban. If you are out of our pickup radius, special arrangements can be made to pick you up at your location of choice
DEPARTURE TIME: 07:30 AM
RETURN TIME:  06:30 PM
WEAR: Comfortable clothing, Walking Shoes, Hat, Sunscreen, Jacket.
LOCATION: Giants Castle, Drakensberg, Howick, South Africa
PHYSICALITY: 6 / 10 (40 minute walk)
AGE: All ages welcome
DATES: All year round
TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

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Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

TOUR ITINERARY

Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa
  • Drakensberg Giants Castle Nature Reserve.
  • 30 minutes easy scenic walk to the sandstone cave paintings.
  • Guided tour of the Sandstone cave paintings of the San people.
  • Howick Falls.
  • Nelson Mandela’s Capture Site and Museum.
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • Lunch
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

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We are sure the reasons below will help you decide!
  • You are looking for cultural and scenic day tour.
  • You are happy to walk 30 minutes to the cave paintings.
  • You want to experience and learn about the San people.
  • You want to see the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • You want to see Howick falls.
  • You want to learn more about Nelson Mandela.
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