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Location & Contact Details
Address: 20km from Hlatikulu Valley, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact : Wayne
Tel : +27-36-3522744 (Mornings only)
Fax : +27-86-6754302
Cell : +27-82-5535923

Highthorn is a majestic stone farmhouse perfect for group getaways. Set in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg with magnificent views from Giants Castle to the Amphitheatre. Attractions are, trout fishing, birding, walking, mountain biking and a sauna.

Highthorn sleeps 14 people in 6 spacious bedrooms (2 queen, 2 twin and 2 triple) and 3 bathrooms (one mes). Our magnificent kitchen is fully equipped with freezer, fridge, microwave, large stove/oven, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, pots etc. Our friendly staff service the house and do all the dishwashing.

Peace, privacy and beautiful views await you. For your entertainment enjoy fly fishing in the well stocked trout dam (free), take your mountain bike to the many amazing view points, enjoy a picnic to one of the sundowner spots, choose a leisurely or challenging walk around the farm to the breathtaking views and enjoy the birding along the way, take a trip along the adjoining Midlands Meander and explore some of the quaint pubs and restaurants, pamper yourself with a sauna or arrange horse riding, only 3kms away.

In the evenings use our braai, play one of the many board games or read a book from the bookcase and settle down next to our large fireplace.

Highthorn is nestled in the Drakensberg foothills 25 minutes from Giants Castle nature Reserve. It is 2hrs from Durban and 4.5hrs from Johannesburg on tar roads (only the last 3km not tarred).

Things To Do Nearby:Sauna (on site) Walks (on site) Trout fishing (on site) Mountain biking (on site) Picnics, views & sundowners (on site) Horse riding (5mins drive) Restaurants / pubs (from 15mins drive) Supermarket (20mins drive) Golf course (20mins drive) Berg hikes (20km drive / giants castle) Bushman paintings (20km drive / giants castle)

Amenities in the house:6 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms Fully equipped kitchen Full kitchen Microwave Braai Fireplace Hi-fi system with CD player Mnet and DStv premium bouquet Bookcase Sauna Many board games


  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • sauna/steam room onsite

From the N3 (Johannesesburg or Durban) take the Mooi River fly off and make your way into the town.

Follow the signs to Giants Castle.

As you pass FNB and STD Bank, zero your odometer.

After approximately 18km you will see a sign that says ESTCOURT 27. Turn right here onto a dirt road. (this sign may be missing so please look carefully for this road)

After about 1km the road will fork, the sign says MOOR PARK 14. Take the road to the left.

After about 1km look out for a sign on the left hand side which says HIGHTHORN. Turn left here into our driveway.

Highthorn is also shown on GOOGLE MAPS


S 29 09.957’
E 029 48.999’

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  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
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