Kamberg Rock Art and Village Visit

The Kamberg Rock Art tour, a moderate hike to see some of the best preserved ancient San or Bushmen Rock Paintings in the Drakensberg region. The Kamberg tour is rich in cultural interaction and wisdom including interpretations of the ancient rock paintings and visits to a local village. Scroll down for full details.

Where do we go?

• Kamberg Nature Reserve

Kamberg Nature Reserve with its picturesque views, hills, and valleys is home to the Game Pass Shelter Cave. The region is known for its collection of mysterious ancient San Rock Paintings. The site is understated as it holds arguably the best preserved San Rock Art or Bushmen Cave Paintings in the Drakensberg region. To see the rock art, we take a moderate 8km return hike with the first 3kms increasing gradually in height while the last km is fairly steep, and the return trip is mostly downhill on the same path. A local custodian interprets the cave paintings to impart wisdom and understanding of the ancient culture.

• Local Kamberg Village and Homestead

A visit with local villagers in their homestead just outside the Kamberg Reserve adds context and cultural experience to the tour.

• Local Traditional Healer

An authentic cultural opportunity to meet and talk with a local traditional healer who would be happy to share his experiences of life in the village in the past (apartheid) era as well as in the current context.

• Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture site marks the beginning of Madiba's historic 27 years in prison. The iconic world-renowned sculpture is a powerful symbol of the long walk to freedom that made this South African freedom fighter the first democratic President of South Africa, ending a long struggle against the apartheid era.

• Howick Falls & Community Craft Market

Howick Falls or "Place of the Tall One" is a 95m waterfall, and is the second highest waterfall in South Africa. Legend has it that the rock pool at the bottom of this falls is home to a monster called the Inkanyamba. There is an informal community craft market with locally made crafts in the area.

Is this the tour for me?

  • Yes, I have One Full Day Available to tour (If you have less or more than 1 full day that's okay – check out our other options or talk to us!)
  • Yes, I want to Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Yes, I like Nature, Beautiful Scenery, and Wide Open Spaces
  • Yes, I am interested in History, Culture, or Traditional Medicine
  • Yes, I want to Meet Local People and have first-hand experiences in the community
  • Yes, I'm interested in Photography
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local Arts and Crafts with Community Participation
  • Yes, I'd like to see or purchase Handmade African Souvenirs and support Sustainable Tourism

What did others say?

"We were able to fit many exciting activities into a single day,
including a visit to Howick Falls, the ancient San cave paintings, and the Nelson Mandela memorial.
Every detail of our tour was excellently planned, and nothing was overlooked."

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What's included in the tour package?

  • Pick up and drop off within the Durban metro area
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Local snacks
  • Morning coffee/tea and muffin
  • An ice cold beer after the hike
  • Lunch
    • Traditional meal in a homestead in Drakensberg with local villagers
  • Use of binoculars
  • Fully attending experienced tour guide

How long will we need?

  • 12 hours

So when can we leave?

We look forward to our pre-planning chat, so we can build in your preferences and requirements into your itinerary.

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