Estcourt Places of Interest

Estcourt is situated in the Battlefields, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Estcourt

Fort Durnford Museum

Fort Durnford was built out of local sandstone in a strong rectangular shape with thick, high walls and a couple of prominant towers. It was built to serve as a stronghold on a rise overlooking the old ...

Wagendrift Nature Reserve

Situated on the other side of the N3 from Estcourt, Wagendrift Nature Reserve surrounds the dam of the same name. With a resident yacht club, and popular for boating and fishing, the pretty reserve is 980 ...

Weenen Nature Reserve

Weenen Game Reserve covers an area of typical inland KwaZulu Natal acacia grassland with occasional thickets. There are extensive game viewing facilities, guided walks and environmental education in the Weenen ...

Attractions AROUND Estcourt

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

The source of the uMngeni River lies in the uMngeni Vlei area, an ancient wetland bounded by hills. From here it meanders eastward through undulating pastoral countryside until just before Midmar Dam, where it ...

Bloukrans Monument

The Bloukrans Monument marks the communal grave of those Voortrekkers - men, women and children, along with their servants - killed on the banks of the Bloukrans River in what went down in history as nothing ...

Chelmsford Nature Reserve

The Chelmsford Nature Reserve, situated on the Ngagane River, lies just 70 kilometres from Ladysmith and is the site of the third largest dam in KwaZulu Natal, a wonderful venue for swimming, soaking up the ...

Midlands Birding Route

The Midlands Birding Route is a sub-section of the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route, which boasts not only all three of the country's crane species (blue, grey crowned, and wattled) but also includes the ...

Nambiti Game Reserve

Nambiti's chief appeal is its exclusivity as the only reserve in Kwazulu-Natal with big 5 viewing. Lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino are included in the 30 species of game the malaria-free 22 000 acre ...

Spioenkop Dam Nature Reserve

Lying virtually at the foot of the rugged Spioenkop Mountain, the dam was the site of one of the most bloody battles to ensue during the Anglo-Boer War in an attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith, Spioenkop ...

... and little further afield

Bloedrivierpoort Pass

Bloedrivierpoort Pass (Blood River Poort Pass) is a gravel pass that connects to the Battle Bloedrivierpoort Memorial; not to be confused with the Battle of Blood River Memorial, which also lies close to ...

Blood River Vlei

The Blood River Vlei lies 20 km south-west of Vryheid, one of the most important wetlands in the area around the towns of Volksrust, Wakkerstroom and Memel. This part of KwaZulu-Natal's Midlands is a series of ...

Endoumeni Pass

This tarred pass winds off the R68 from Dundee, heading south west to Wasbank. The pass itself begins its gentle undulation about 9 km from Dundee, the road running roughly parallel with the R602. To find the ...

Entumeni Nature Reserve

Just outside the historical Zululand town of Eshowe, in the heart of the balmy KwaZulu-Natal Province, lies the beautiful forest reserve of Entumeni. This is a small nature reserve, occupying only about 750 ...

Ladysmith Town Hall

Ladysmith, the little country town, might lie on the south-western perimeter of the Battlefields Route, but it also played a rather prominent role in the 118-day siege of the Anglo-Boer War. Like other old ...

Mangeni Falls

This rather beautiful and remote waterfall deserves greater regard. Surrounded by open grassland and rural settlements it is seldom visited, unless as part of an organised tour of the Battlefields, or the ...

Midlands Meander

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to ...

Muller's Pass

Known as one of the 'gates of the frontier' Muller's Pass - together with Botha's Pass - leads down into the northern corner of KwaZulu-Natal from the highlands of the Free State with its undulating green ...

Talana Museum

Set in a 20 acre heritage park that forms a portion of the Talana battlefield - the first battle of the Anglo-Boer war - is a museum that is dedicated to memorabilia and the growth of the Dundee area, and is ...

Vryheid Hill Nature Reserve

Vryheid, which lies in northern KwaZulu Natal, is the largest town in the area and is situated on a transitional belt between grasslands and low-lying bushveld. Pretty mountains, hills and an abundance of ...

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