Swinburne Places of Interest

Swinburne is situated in Thabo Mofutsanyana, in Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Swinburne

Golden Gate National Park

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north-eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the ...

Middledale Pass

The Middledale Pass lies on the tarred S1101 linking Bergville, in KwaZulu-Natal with Swinburne, in the Free State. The journey is a more direct route between the two towns than either the N3 or R74 options, ...

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine ...

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Basotho Cultural Village

A visit to the Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains, will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the picturesque ...

Bezuidenhout's Pass

This remote gravel pass lies in the mountainous region between Harrismith and Bergville on the border between the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal, not far east of the Sterkfontein Dam. As such Bezuidenhout's Pass ...

Harrismith Country Club

The Harrismith Country Club is a wonderfully kept course in the humble town of Harrismith. The golf course, famously known for being the third oldest in South Africa, enjoys a wonderful backdrop of the ...

Moteng Pass

Like the dramatic Sani Pass the steep Moteng Pass also lies in Lesotho, accessed along the R711 from Fouriesburg in the Free State, via the border at Caledonspoort. It lies in the Maloti Mountains at a height ...

Mount Everest Game Reserve

The privately owned Mount Everest Game Reserve is set in a particularly scenic part of the Free State close to the town of Harrismith and, despite its smallness, gives one access to Mount Everest (as well as ...

Normandien Pass

The Normandien Pass links Memel in the Free State with Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal. The pass is gravel that by all accounts has seen better days, which for the seasoned traveller only makes it more exciting, ...

Platberg Mountain Reserve

Just outside Harrismith, is a beautiful stand-alone mountain. Its flat top ('plat' means flat in Afrikaans) extends for 9 kilometres, and it stands 2 394 metres high. Locals talk about it as their own Table ...

Sterkfontein Dam Reserve

Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are facets of the beauty of the Sterkfontein ...

Tlaeng Pass

The Tlaeng Pass lies over the South African border in Lesotho - the highest road pass in Southern Africa, and Africa's highest drivable pass. The summit of Tlaeng Pass lies 3251 metres above sea level, a ...

Van Reenen's Pass

One of the most scenically beautiful sections on the N3 highway between Durban and Johannesburg, Van Reenen's Pass connects the Drakensberg escarpment of the Free State with KwaZulu-Natal. Often referred to ...

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