This is reserve is central to many other well-known Drakensberg destinations like Lotheni and Giant’s Castle. Kamberg is a delightful spot with attractive picnic sites near the Mooi River. There are also trout dams, which provide a relaxing alternative to the scenic self-guided walks. Don’t miss out on seeing some spectacular rock art as well.

Main attractions

  • San Rock Art Interpretation Centre
  • Picnicking at the river
  • Walking trails

The silence must surely be one of the foremost reasons to visit this remote nature reserve unfolding upon the very edge of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Once you’re ensconced within the bosom of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, it’s time to don your trail gear.

– Jacques Marais, Wild 20


  • Guided cultural walks
  • Rock art
  • Fresh water fishing
  • Self-guided walking trails
  • Picnicking
  • Birding
  • Game viewing

Top sightings: Common and mountain reedbuck, blesbok, black wildebeest, grey rhebuck, eland, red hartebeest, oribi

Accommodation: Chalets, cottage, rondavel

Gate times: October – March 05:00 – 19:00, April – September 06:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: Rosetta is 42km away (about half an hour).

Know before you go

  • Fishing permits are required and are available from the office.

Contact reserve: +27 (0)33 267 7251

Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]

Visit Kamberg Nature Reserve’s home page.