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.
Where You'll Also Find Us
Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) • Barrydale • Baviaanskloof • Betty's Bay • Bonnievale • Bredasdorp • Caledon • Calitzdorp • Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai • Cape Peninsula & Surrounds • Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay • Ceres • Citrusdal • Clanwilliam & Cederberg • Colesberg • Darling • De Rust • Elands Bay • Gansbaai • George • Grabouw & Elgin Valley • Greyton • Hermanus • Hogsback • Jozi and Surrounds • Knysna • Ladismith • Malgas • Matjiesfontein • McGregor • Montagu • Mossel Bay • Napier • Oudtshoorn • Paarl • Plettenberg Bay • Port Elizabeth • Porterville • Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond • Riebeek West & Riebeek-Kasteel • Robertson • Rustenburg • St Helena Bay • Stanford • Stilbaai • Sutherland • Swellendam • Tulbagh • Velddrif • Vermaaklikheid • Wellington • Wilderness • Worcester & Hex Valley • Yzerfontein