Kamberg nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park , its central position ideal for visits to many other well known Berg areas from Lotheni to Giants Castle. Kamberg with the bushman rock art at game pass shelter is without any doubt the premier destination for those interested in bushman rock art.
is a delightful spot in it's own right with three attractive picnic sites
near the river and trout dams which provide a relaxing alternative to
the scenic attractions of the many well maintained walks in the area.
There are a number of self guided trails from the camp that take visitors
into the surrounding areas of the 'Little Berg'.
Close to Kamberg are the trophy trout fishing dams of Highmoor which must be booked in advance. Please enquire at the camp office.
The new Rock Art Centre showcases the magnificent San paintings in the Game Pass shelter. Community guides take visitors to this shelter on a daily basis
Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Game Pass Shelter
The Game Pass Shelter is commonly referred to as the "Rosetta Stone" of southern African rock art, for it was here that archaeologists first uncovered a vital key to understanding the symbolism of San rock art.
This site is special for so many reasons. It was one of the first sites ever to be seen by Europeans and appeared in the Scientific American in 1915. It was the first South African rock art site to be known in other parts of the world, and revealed the meaning of San rock art- it, in a sense, "cracked the code".
The trail to Game Pass Shelter is a two-and-a-half, to three hour guided walk, via the spiritually moving Waterfall Shelter. It is nothing short of a world-class experience in Khoisan rock art and living Zulu and San culture. Walks normally leave at 08h00, 11h00 and 13h00.
The walk is preceded by a spectacular DVD presentation at the
state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre that caters for a maximum of ten people
at a time.
Accommodation near Kamberg