Matatiele Places of Interest

Matatiele is situated in Drakensberg, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Matatiele

Matatiele Nature Reserve

The Matatiele Nature Reserve is a core protected area within the Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area. It abuts the little town of Matatiele to the south, lying in the north-eastern reaches of ...

Route 56

Route 56 is not only a great alternative to the N2 through the former Transkei, it is also a highly scenic route covered in mountain trails, opportunities to fish for trout and some fine examples of San rock ...

Attractions AROUND Matatiele

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 ...

... and little further afield

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 ...

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 ...

Highmoor Nature Reserve

The beautiful Highmoor Nature Reserve lies within the Mkhomazi Wilderness in the central section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site. As its name suggests Highmoor is reached by a ...

Hlatikulu Crane Sanctuary

The Hlatikulu Crane and Wetland Sanctuary is a rescue, rehabilitation and captive breeding facility for all three of South Africa's cranes - the blue crane, wattled crane and grey crowned crane. It is located ...

Injisuthi Nature Reserve

The Injisuthi Nature Reserve is a popular hotspot for those who love camping and hiking, as the camp grounds here are well equipped and idyllically situated. The amenities include hot water, ablution ...

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 ...

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 ...

Splashy Fen Music Festival

The festival is held on the farm Splashy Fen, which is situated 19 kms from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. The focus of the music in the early years was folk and light folk rock, as well as ...

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 ...

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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