Winterberg Places of Interest

Winterberg is situated in Amatola, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Winterberg

Commando Drift Nature Reserve

The 6 000 hectare Commando Drift Nature Reserve lies roughly 60 km north of Cradock on the road to Tarkastad. At its heart is the Commando Drift Dam, fed by four rivers. On what is essentially a mixture of ...

Katberg Eco Golf Course

Katberg Eco Golf Course is a championship course that is situated within the Winterberg Mountain Range, combining world-class golf with plenty more to see and do. The sloped greens and narrow fairways make for ...

Mountain Zebra National Park

The craggy heights of the Mountain Zebra National Park's Bankberg embrace rolling plains and deep valleys, and has become an entrancing preserve for the Cape mountain zebra. The proclamation of the park in ...

Tsolwana Game Reserve

Nestled against the northern slopes of the Winterberg Mountain range at the edge of the Karoo, Tsolwana Game Reserve lies between Cradock and Queenstown, near Tarkastad. It is situated in a mountainous area ...

... and little further afield

Amathole Forests

The mountains and valleys of the Amathole are swathed in afromontane mistbelt forest, interspersed with pine and eucalyptus plantations. These forests, or forest complex, lie bounded by the towns Stutterheim, ...

Dontsa Pass

The Dontsa Pass is one of the most scenic passes in the area. It negotiates forested hillsides overshadowed by impressive mountain peaks and dotted with several dams, cutting through the little village of ...

Grasnek Pass

The ‘home of the baboons’ (Baviaanskloof) is a deep ravine through which sweep a number of mountain passes that are nothing short of spectacular. It is not unusual, in the early morning stillness, to hear the ...

Hogsback Pass

High in the mountains, north of the Eastern Cape town of Alice, is the little fairytale town of Hogsback named such, or so the theory goes, for the three peaks of the village that when sighted from a certain ...

Kologha Forest Reserve

The home of the second largest natural forest in the country, after Knysna Forest, the Kologha Forest Reserve (sometimes also spelled Xhologha for those who can’t pronounce the Xhosa name, which means peace) ...

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve is one of ten nature reserves that collectively make up the East London Coast Nature Reserve – a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north ...

Maden Dam

Maden Dam lies in the otherworldly Phiri forest, close to King William’s Town and 80 km from East London. Whilst its size is nothing to write home about, it is both incredibly pretty and highly regarded ...

Mpofu Nature Reserve

Mpofu Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the Katberg Mountain Range, about 2.5 hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. Mpofu Nature Reserve covers an area of 7 500 hectares and occupies the valleys and ...

St Patrick-on-the-hill

Don’t make the mistake of driving past and not stopping. This beautiful stone, wood and thatch chapel has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful places to visit in South Africa, and we’re not ...

Wriggleswade Dam

Wriggleswade dams the water of the Kubusi River, on the opposite side of Stutterheim from the smaller Gubu Dam. Where Gubu Dam lies in amongst indigenous forest and Mount Thomas, the larger Wriggleswade is set ...

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