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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kamberg Nature Reserve

Kamberg Nature Reserve, one of the smallest of the KZN Wildlife resorts, lies in the foothills of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - one of the easiest reserves to visit from the northern reaches of the ...

Mike's Pass

Mike's Pass is a demanding gravel 4X4 pass high in the mountains near Bergville. The reward for the drive, or ride (for this is also a popular MTB route) is the more than spectacular view, the fresh air, and ...

Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Monks Cowl is the gateway to some of the most magnificent mountain Wilderness areas in South Africa. Taking its name from the distinctive mountain between Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak, Monks Cowl marks ...

Oliviershoek Pass

The Oliviershoek Pass, on the R74 from Bergville, is often used as an alternative route to Van Reenenís Pass. This happens when Van Reenan's Pass is closed off to motorists during bad weather, but you can also ...

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' ...

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 ...

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