Attractions IN Himeville

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Cobham State Forest

Cobham is situated in the Southern part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, and is approximately 150 km from Pietermaritzburg. Dominated by Hodgson's Peaks which enclose the Giants Cup, Cobham is a 52,000 ha section of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in ...

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Garden Castle State Forest

Garden Castle is the southern most part of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and incorporates the Bushman's Nek Valley. The Garden Castle reserve is 35 300 hectares in extent and offers the visitor a variety of experiences. Dominated by the Rhino (a 3051m ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Himeville Nature Reserve

The Himeville Nature Reserve stretches along the eastern boundary of Himeville Village and was proclaimed to its present size of 104 ha in 1973. Himeville Nature Reserve offers trout fishing in two dams situated in the reserve. Boats are no longer ...

Nature Reserves

Impendle Nature Reserve

The Impendle Nature Reserve lies just south of the little town of Impendle, roughly 62 km west of Himeville, in the foothills of the Drakensberg. The nature reserve is made up of former farmland used mostly to graze cattle, but also to grow mielies and ...

Mountain Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Mkhomazi Wilderness Area

Mkhomazi Wilderness refers to a large section of the southern central parts of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre) that is regarded as one of the few spaces in the country where you can hike for days without coming across another ...

Nature Reserves

Vergelegen Nature Reserve

One of a number of nature and game reserves in the Southern Drakensberg that also form part of the World Heritage Site of the Drakensberg / Ukhahlamba Park, Vergelegen Nature Reserve lies north of Himeville and west of Howick. The 1159 hectare reserve is ...

Attractions AROUND Himeville

Mountain Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Bushman's Nek

Bushmans Nek can be found in the southern region of Kwazulu Natal's Drakensberg. Reedbuk, Eland, Klipspringer, Grey Rhebok and Oribi are often spotted here as are Dassie, Porcupines and Rock Hyrax. The birdlife is also abundant and if you are lucky may ...

Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

Central Drakensberg

The beautiful Drakensberg range or Dragon Mountains, also known in Zulu as uKhahlamba or barrier of spears, is a voluminous stretch of mountains that covers over 1 000 kilometres from south-west to north-east, lying mostly in KwaZulu-Natal. Collectively ...

Nature Reserves

Coleford Nature Reserve

You will find Coleford Nature Reserve near to the town of Underberg, south east of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Through its southern section flows the Ngwagwane River, one of its major features. But it also protects Drakensberg Foothill Moist ...

Uniquely South African / Entertainment

Drakenberg Boys' Choir

There arenít that many things in South Africa that you can say are unique or world class, but the Drakensberg Boysí Choir is one of them. Doors opened in 1965 to the first 20 pupils. The dream was of a multi-racial, multi-cultural Choir School to rival ...

Landmarks / Mountain Reserves

Drakensberg Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is a dramatic cliff face that measures more than five kilometres (3.1 miles) in length. The cliffs along the entire length of the range are more than 1.2 kilometres (4 000 feet) high. This massive ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Drakensberg Foothills Birding Route

The heart of the Lower Drakensberg Foothills Birding Route lies in the lowlands below Sani Pass filled with nature reserves and huge tracts of mist belt forest and grassland alive with birds.. The Lower Drakensberg Foothills ...

Mountain Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Drakensberg Gardens

In the southern foothills of the Drakensberg the Gardens Area might be, but the views from here of the towering peaks of the Dragon Mountains is pretty spectacular. This is the part of the Drakensberg that benefits from all the flowing rivers that gush ...

Forests / Mountain Reserves / Nature Reserves

Marutswa Forest

The Marutswa Forest is home to the rare Cape parrot. The forest does not lie in the Cape, however, but just outside the little village of Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal in the Marutswa Nature Reserve. Which gives you an idea of where to find it, but not how ...

Nature Reserves

Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area

A little west of the twin villages of Himeville and Underberg, on the border with Lesotho, lies the southernmost part of the Drakensberg and the Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area. Whilst the basalt rock formations that make up this incredible mountain range that ...

Nature Reserves

Ntsikeni Wildlife Reserve

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve consists of a rather inaccessible vlei lying high on a plateau between Franklin and Creighton, in a section of East Griqualand, in the southern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal. This largely unknown and not often visited reserve lies ...

Golf Courses

Sani Pass Golf Club

The recently revamped Sani Pass Golf Club is a well-kept secret that retains its discretion, despite its gorgeous setting. In fact, golfers will simply have to visit this course to get the real story behind it. What we do know is that it is situated in ...

Mountain Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Southern Drakensberg

Broadly speaking, the southern parts of the Drakensberg lie between Bushman's Nek to the south-east and Kamberg to the north-west, including the Bulwer Mountain and what are often described as the 'country' towns of Underberg and Himeville. This part of ...

Nature Reserves

The Swamp Nature Reserve

Lying really close to Pevensey in the southern reaches of the Drakensberg, the Swamp Nature Reserve is situated almost due west of Garden Castle Nature Reserve and, as its name suggests, it protects a huge highland swamp system. The highlands are formed ...

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

Tugela Falls

The Tugela Falls in the Drakensberg is the highest waterfall in Africa. It is also regarded as the second highest waterfall in the world. There is, however, an ongoing debate that it could be the world's tallest waterfall, as opposed to Angel Falls in ...

National Parks / Nature Reserves / World Heritage Sites

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 steep sided river valleys and rocky gorges also ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Forests

Xumeni Forest

The mistbelt forest known as Gqumeni, or Xumeni Forest, is a patch of afromontane forest 2 km west of Donnybrook in the Underberg. Gqumeni is exceptional not only for its beauty but also because it has withstood the plundering of yellowoods that is the ...

... and a little further afield

Golf Courses

Amphitheatre Golf Club

The gorgeous aesthetics of the Amphitheatre Golf Club belie the challenging nature of this special course. In its nine holes, the course manages to test and challenge players; whether they are playing as a hobby or are committed to improving their skills ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Battlefields Route

The KwaZulu Natal hinterland has witnessed some of the most brutal and significant battles to be fought in South Africa. These historical sites form part of the Battlefields Route, a trip through 14 historical towns whose surrounding areas boast the ...

Mountain Passes

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 is less of a drive and more of a 4x4 feat, ...

Mountain Passes

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 enthusiasts, not much is known about the ...

Golf Courses

Cathedral Peak Golf Club

Set in spectacular berg scenery the Cathedral Peak Golf course was designed and built by Roly Taylor with the collaboration of his well-known brother, Reg. The course which has been termed "the thinking golfer's course" was opened on 13 January 1996 by ...

Mountain Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Cathedral Peak State Forest

The Cathedral Range, with its numerous free standing peaks and magnificent mountain scenery, is one of the most favoured parts of the Berg for backpacking and rock climbing. Bordered in the north and north-west by the Upper Tugela Location and in the ...

Golf Courses

Champagne Sports Golf Course

Situated in the Central Drakensberg at Champagne Sports Resort this course has recently been extended to an 18-hole layout designed by Huch Biaocchi. The backdrop of Cathkin and Champagne Peaks makes it one of the most scenic courses in South Africa and ...

Mountain Passes

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: Verkykerskop, De Beers Pass, Colling's Pass, Normandien ...

Golf Courses

Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club

Glengarry Golf Course is tucked away in the Drakensberg, truly a golfers delight. Glengarry is the only 18 hole golf course in the Southern Berg, situated in a World Heritage site. The spectacular setting of the first tee box and the eighteenth green ...

Museums

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 military post at Bushman's River drift. It is said ...

Himeville as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Bergville, Bushmans Nek Valley, Cathedral Peak, Cedarville, Central Drakensberg, Champagne Valley, Drakensberg Gardens, Estcourt, Geluksburg, Giants Castle, Kamberg, Kokstad, Matatiele, Monks Cowl, Mont-aux-Sources, Northern Drakensberg, Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg, Sterkfontein, Swartberg, Underberg, Van Reenen, Winterton, Witsieshoek

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