A trout fishing haven!

Highmoor Nature Reserve is situated in the  uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park which is part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highmoor can be found in the centre of the park, south of Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve and north of Kamberg and Lotheni Nature Reserves. It consists of 14 749 ha of unspoilt land with rolling high altitude grasslands and mountains, including 2 dams of well stocked trout which makes this reserve a must, for the avid fly fisherman.

Animals

  • Baboon
  • Cape Clawless Otter
  • Common and Mountain Reedbuck
  • Eland
  • Grey Duiker
  • Grey Rhebuck
  • Mongoose
  • Oribi

Birds

  • Bearded vulture
  • Black stork
  • Cape vulture
  • Giant kingfisher.
  • Lanner falcon
  • Verreaux’s eagle

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing - 2 well stocked tout dams. Permits are available at the office at a daily rate. (only between 1 March to 31 June and 1 September to 31 December)
  • San Rock Art - at Fulton Rock, a 5 hour scenic hike from the camp's office.
  • Picnicking

Accommodation

Campsites 

 There are seven well-appointed sites with hot and cold running water and flush toilets with barbecue facilities at each site.

Caves

There are 2 caves for overnight stays only and have to be booked well in advance. No toilet facilities are available and spades and trowels need to be carried at all times for this purpose. Only official overnight sites can be to be used.

  • Caracal Cave - accommodates 12 people and is 3.5 km walk from camp office.
  • Aasvoëlkrans Cave - accommodates 12 people 4 km from the office and ideal for family and beginner hikers.

Hours

Office: 

All week, 08h00 - 12h00 and 13h00 - 16h00

Gates:

  • Summer, 1 October - 31 March, 05h00 - 19h00
  • Winter, 1 April - 30 September, 06h00 - 18h00
  • Contact details

    Highmoor Nature Reserve

    P O Box 51
    3301 Rosetta
    Tel: +27 33 267 7240
    Fax: +27 33 267 7240
    Email Website