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  It is all about man and the eland here
by mtncorg
  • It is all about man and the eland here - Drakensberg
      It is all about man and the eland here
    by mtncorg
  • To become the eland is to control them - Drakensberg
      To become the eland is to control them
    by mtncorg

Kamberg is in the southernmost extension of the central Drakensberg and technically it is not in the main Drakensberg range but in the Low Berg. To get here you take the Mooi River exit off the N3 motorway and head west following signs towards Giant's Castle. After some 36 kilometers you come to a 't' intersection where you turn north to go to Giant's Castle and south to go to Kamberg (and Highmoor). This is lonely country and you probably won't have a lot of company. You drive by the African Crane Sanctuary and go over a small pass. The next intersection as you head south is the road coming over from Rosetta to the east and west to the trout fishing of Highmoor (and the Cleopatra Mountain Guest Lodge, one of South Africa's most expensive establishments). A couple more kilometers and you come to the road that goes to Kamberg - there is a sign for those approaching from the south, but not for those coming from the north! If you drive past a little gas pump/store named 'Kamberg', then you have driven too far and need to backtrack a couple of kilometers. The road into Kamberg is a dirt one - not always bad considering the extensive potholes on the 'paved' roads you have been driving thus far. The drive did not seem overly harsh but somehow I managed to blow a tire going into the Park. There are three tour times with the last one scheduled for 12:30. Naturally it was 12:25 when the tire blew out. Replacing the tire with my spare, I got to the interpretive center at 13:00. Luckily for me, since I was the sole guest to the Park that day (a 'busy' day only sees some dozen or more people according to the guides) and Busi, my own private guide, agreed to take me up the hill to see the cave paintings.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2007
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