Kamberg Nature Reserve - Southern Drakensberg
Kamberg Nature Reserve nestles in the foothills
of the Southern
Drakensberg its central position ideal for
visits to many other well known Berg areas from
Castle. Kamberg is a delightful spot in
it's own right with three attractive picnic
sites near the river and trout dams which provide
a relaxing alternative to the scenic attractions
of the many well maintained walks in the area.
There are a number of self guided trails from
the camp, one of which is suitable for handicapped
As well as the Mooi
River, trout fishing can also be enjoyed
in several dams which are open to anglers, all
year round. Close to Kamberg are the trophy
trout fishing dams of Highmoor
which must be booked in advance.
There is magnificent rock art shelter in Game
Pass and there is a guided walk to the area
Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Game Pass Shelter
Pass Shelter is commonly referred to as
the "Rosetta Stone" of southern African
rock art, for it was here that archaeologists
first uncovered a vital key to understanding
the symbolism of San rock art.
This site is special for so many reasons. It
was one of the first sites ever to be seen by
Europeans and appeared in the Scientific American
in 1915. It was the first South African rock
art site to be known in other parts of the world,
and revealed the meaning of San rock art- it,
in a sense, "cracked the code".
The trail to Game Pass Shelter is a two-and-a-half,
to three hour guided walk, via the spiritually
moving Waterfall Shelter. It is nothing short
of a world-class experience in Khoisan rock
art and living Zulu and San culture.
The walk is preceded by a spectacular DVD presentation
at the state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre
that caters for a maximum of ten people at a
Sessions are run seven days a week at the following
times - 08.30 and 10:30 and 12:30.