Named after the rocky silhouette from the Drakensberg Mountains resembling a sleeping giant (including the 3,315m Giant’s Castle peak), this area is renowned for its San rock art, spectacular hiking, majestic eland antelope, baboons and the bone-breaking lammergeier (bearded vulture) which can be seen dropping carcasses from the air to smash them on the rocks. This enables them to extract the bone marrow which constitutes 90% of their diet. The lammergeyer hide is most active in winter (May-September).
Highlights of South Africa
Giant’s Castle Game Reserve