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Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve

Drakensberg Gardens Resort Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve™, the premier wild-trout flyfishing destination in Southern Africa, is a registered site of Conservation Significance (site no 49). Home to prolific wildlife and waterfowl, it has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet” (R. Kirby). With the Umzimkulwana river and a lake full of wild-spawning rainbow and brown trout, Giants Cup Wilderness sets the standard for authentic wilderness angling in spectacular mountain scenery.
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Drakensberg Gardens Resort Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve
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KevinJennings4 wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
This is a really beautiful place with relaxing, comfortable accommodation and epic fishing. The bird life is also something that really stood out for me. The fresh bread and trout pate is incredible and I highly recommend. This is what I call a holiday in the mountains. I look forward to returning to this special place.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Thank you Kevin, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you back again soon.
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John C wrote a review Oct 2023
Assagay, South Africa100 contributions81 helpful votes
We stayed in Duck Bay cottage for 3 nights. What a stunning place! The cottage is beautiful and the beds and bed linen are superb! Love the huge glass windows. The nice touches which give this place a point above the rest is that we were met personally on arrival by Emma who gave us lots of useful info. We also had a complimentary hot loaf of homemade special bread with a tub of smoked trout pate, yummy! Such a divine surprise, thank you! The fishing was very good! Caught loads of fish, unfortunately no monsters but still😅 The quality of the fish were perfect. The bird life is awesome. Also a great place for walks! The daily service was also excellent thank you! If we had to make one suggestion, it would only be to put up large hooks to hold the fishing rods and to hang waders, booties etc. Overall, a fantastic place, well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 06 Nov 2023
Hi John, Thank you so much for you kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hopefully see you back again soon!
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Wesley G wrote a review Jul 2023
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
If you want to reset, hear yourself think and have no distraction, no noise and beautiful scenery and very comfortable accommodation then this is the place. The quietness will make you feel like something is wrong but very right.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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paigedrogemoller wrote a review Jun 2023
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A beautiful getaway in the Drakensberg mountains. Very serene, gorgeous spot. We loved our homemade bread delivered on the second day! We hope to come back one day (and catch some bigger fish). Thank you for having us.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 28 Jun 2023
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully see you back again soon!
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dennislabuschagne wrote a review May 2023
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By far the best place to enjoy peace, tranquility and scenery. Very close to restaurants, Sani Pass and shops for essentials. The unit is stocked with firewood for heating and the jacuzzi bath is a lovely surprise
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 22 May 2023
Hi Dennis, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hopefully see you back again soon. Thank you for your kind words.
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Tracy I wrote a review Feb 2023
Shongweni, South Africa38 contributions8 helpful votes
Stunning setting surrounded by the beautiful southern Drakensberg with a dam on your doorstep. We stayed in Otter Cove unit which is a gorgeous unit with everything you need. Tash is most helpful with directions for walks and hikes and we look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The last stretch of the road to get to Giants Cup cottages is quite rough and high rise vehicles...
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amymartin514 wrote a review Dec 2022
Durban, South Africa8 contributions3 helpful votes
Giants cup wilderness reserve is one of the most beautiful and stunning places we’ve ever had the joy of staying at. The views are simply breathtaking and the walks around the reserve and leading out onto the Giants Cup trail were food for the soul. The birding is out of this world, whether you choose to bird from the the garden porch or down at the lake or any of the trails. We were lucky enough to stay at both duck bay and otter cove cottages, both super pretty, modern, stylish and comfortable and spotlessly clean. Natasha is a wonderful host, extremely knowledgeable, super friendly and very accommodating to our needs and our two very busy toddlers! You have to see this place to experience the magic, it is very special!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: All three cottages have beautiful views of the lake and underberg range
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Responded 18 Dec 2022
Thank you Amy for such kind words. We absolutely loved having you stay here and hope to see you back again soon!
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Christian wrote a review Sept 2022
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Thank you so much for providing a beautiful escape haven! This really is a place to get away from the stress of life and to just unwind and be at peace. With the Drakensburg on your doorstep, the beautiful dam for awesome fishing, and wonderful rooms with everything you need, this place is a real treat!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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218antoinettev wrote a review Sept 2022
Krugersdorp6 contributions1 helpful vote
I am not going to write a long review but please believe me when I say that this place is a real gem, especially if you want a quiet peaceful breakaway with beautiful scenery. And even better if you are a keen fly fisherman. The place is surreal and the facilities immaculate.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 06 Sept 2022
Thank you for your kind words! We loved having you here, hopefully see you back again soon!
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suzetteswart0 wrote a review Aug 2022
Polokwane, South Africa3 contributions
Landscape is breathtaking. The unit had everything we needed and beautifully decorated. Plenty of wood supplied for the fireplace. Comfortable beds. Beautiful views from the unit and braai area. Very friendly hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 04 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words Suzette. We look forward to having you back again in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,586 - R 1,624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Sani Pass (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and fishing.
Which room amenities are available at Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glengarry Golf Club, Balam River Deck, and The Vine Knot.