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Kamberg (Kamberg Camp)

Kamberg offers standard self-catering accommodation and excellent rock art.

Description

Kamberg nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park , its central position ideal for visits to many other well known Berg areas from Lotheni to Giants 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.   

These self guided trails from the camp, take visitors into the surrounding areas of the 'Little Berg' as well as along the Mooi River. Trout fishing can be enjoyed in the many dams which are open to anglers all year round and in the river during the fly fishing season. Please remember that you must purchase a rod ticket from the camp office before you start fishing. The cost is R50.00 per day to visitors that are staying in the camp and R60.00 to day visitors. 

Close to Kamberg are the trophy trout fishing dams of Highmoor which must be booked in advance. Please enquire at the camp office. The new Rock Art Centre showcases the magnificent San paintings in the Game Pass shelter. Community guides take visitors to this shelter on a daily basis.

Accommodation

Kamberg Camp is an attractive midlands resort nestled in the southern foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, surrounded by trout dams, streams and open grassland

The tastefully decorated interior of the 2 bed chalets.

The exterior and setting of the new chalets.

 

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Attractions

There are a number of self guided trails from the camp that take visitors into the surrounding areas of the 'Little Berg'. 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.Please enquire at the camp office. The new Rock Art Centre showcases the magnificent San paintings in the Game Pass shelter. Community guides take visitors to this shelter on a daily basis.

Fly-fishing is enjoyed all year round in the dams and during the fly fishing season in the Mooi River with trophy fishing available at nearby Highmoor reserve. Local community guides accompany guests to the magnificent rock art shelter in Game Pass, which has some of the most outstanding examples of rock art in the world and is known as the "Rosetta Stone of South African rock art". A San rock art interpretation centre of international standards has been established at Kamberg Camp, together with a take-away facility. Kamberg camp provides guests with the option of one six-bed chalet, one five-bed chalet and five two-bed chalets. The self-catering Stillerus cottage accommodates eight guests for those who require peace and solitude. The five two-bed chalets have been extensively renovated and now boast en-suite bathroom facilities and kitchenettes. A communal lounge is also available for the convenience of guests.

KAMBERG ROCK ART CENTRE AND GAME PASS SHELTER

The Game 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. Walks normally leave at 08h00, 11h00 and between 12h30 and 13h00.

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 time.
Sessions are run seven days a week and can be arranged by appointment. The Centre is wheelchair friendly, but unfortunately the trail to Game Pass Shelter is not. There is a special audio-visual show on the trail and the shelter for those who cannot walk up to Game Pass Shelter.
Bookings can be made by phoning, or faxing Kamberg Camp on 033 263 7251.

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Accolades

3 Star:Tourism Council of SA Star Grading
AA Quality assured:AA Guides quality assured

Facilities

The self-catering Stillerus cottage accommodates eight guests for those who require peace and solitude. The five two-bed chalets have been extensively renovated and now boast en-suite bathroom facilities and kitchenettes. A communal lounge is also available for the convenience of guests.

Trout fishing, dams and river.

Shop:

Limited curios and supplies.

The nearest town which has a full range of services is Mooi River which is 40 kms away.

Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Directions

From the north turn off the N3 at Mooi River, and take the first left onto the R103 to Rosetta then follow the signs to Kamberg. From the south turn off the N3 to Nottingham Road. Go through the village and on to Rosetta where you will see the Kamberg signs. Pets are not permitted into the reserve. "No entry fees will be charged for visits by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Primary and Secondary School groups, from KZN Schools to KZN Protected Areas and St Lucia Crocodile Centre provided that such visits: 1. are authorised by the Head of the school 2. are booked in advance with the Officer in Charge of the Protected Area or Crocodile Centre 3. do not take place over weekends, during KZN Provincial school holidays or Public Holidays".