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 ...

Brandon's Pass

Brandon's Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the country. It has also earned its place on a list of 'dangerous roads' in South Africa. Perhaps because it is seldom driven, other than by offroad ...

Colling's Pass

Colling's Pass (often called Collin's Pass) is one of several mountain passes in the mountains where KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State meet. This area is peppered with mountain passes: ...

Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve

Found just outside the little town of Eshowe, the Dlinza Forest is one of two indigenous forests that lie close to one another in this southern part of Zululand; the other is Entumeni. Dlinza, 250-hectares of ...

Eshowe Hills Golf Course

The Eshowe Country Club is situated on the Eshowe Hills Eco Estate in Eshowe and as such meanders through the famous Dhlinza Forest and grasslands which are rich in indigenous fauna and flora. Strict ...

Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary

Klipfontein resulted when sewage water was diverted into a neglected grassland in 1995, producing a small, but highly productive, wetland, particularly for flufftail and rail bird enthusiasts. This is just one ...

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 ...

Laing's Nek Pass

On the journey between Newcastle, the third largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, and Volksrust, a town in Mpumalanga, one travels through the Drakensberg range of mountains along a pass known as Laing's Nek Pass. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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