Highmoor Nature Reserve

Highmoor nature reserve looking back

The beautiful Highmoor Nature Reserve lies within the Mkhomazi Wilderness area in the central section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. As its name suggests Highmoor is reached by a spectacularly winding road that reaches up towards Mount Lebanon and Cleopatra Mountain.

Highmoor nature reserve

Highmoor Nature Reserve is flanked by Kamberg and Lotheni to the south, and the beautiful Giant’s Castle to the north. Its height means that its pretty and its virtually hidden and artfully designed campsites are of the highest in KwaZulu Natal.

The moors of KwaZulu Natal can get cold – the downside of the heights attained by the reserve – but the upside is obviously the views. It is thus probably not such a good idea to overnight in the caves available for accommodation during winter months, but for the rest of the year, this is an idyllic form of accommodating large groups of around 20, and there are two caves to choose from.

Why visit Highmoor Nature Reserve?

The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges. The area has incredibly rich biodiversity including many endemic species.

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