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Winterton & Central Drakensberg

Kwazulu Natal

215km from Durban
400km from Johannesburg
430km from Bloemfontein

Winterton & Central Drakensberg Snapshot

Spanning a short section of the Tugela River, Winterton is a comely little town; it's also one you'll likely head through on your way to Berg Central. To this day the town retains its pioneering vibe, with plenty historic buildings, an energetic tourist scene, and a gorgeous mountain backdrop - as such, an appealing spot to hang around in. Apart from a decent platter of restaurants, coffee shops and curio outlets, there are a number of Anglo Boer War historic sites and buildings that are worth a visit. The informative Winterton Museum on Church Street will also fill a few useful hours. Winterton done, the lure of nearby Champagne Castle, Cathedral and Cathkin Peak is irresistible. This is Nature at her best, with a generous side dish of  hiking trails, trout and bass fishing, horse riding, hang-gliding, and other energetic pursuits. 

Things To Do

  • Take a wander around the fairly compact town centre. The Winterton Museum is worth spending some time in.

  • If curio shops are your thing, the Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre just outside Winterton is the place to head for.

  • Like your highs natural? Sign up for a balloon trip with one of the local outfits. 

  • Canyoning, zip-lining and abseiling adventures in and around some of the nearby kloofs are another more adventurous option. 

  • A varied list of hiking trails are on offer within a few kays of the town centre. among them the well-known Cathedral Peak and Sentinel Peak trails.
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