Attractions IN/AROUND Volksrust

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

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 gently rolling hills on a plateau ...

Mountain Passes

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. The pass follows the easiest route through this ...

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Golf Courses

Badplaas Golf Club

Badplaas Golf Course is privately owned nine hole golf course located in Mpumalanga at the feet of the formidable and striking Hlumu-Hlumu mountains. Waterways, lakes and dams provide serene reflections of the dramatic landscape and the changing of the ...

Golf Courses

Ermelo Golf Club

An excellent 18-hole course layout with plenty of challenging holes. The Ermelo country club is in Hendrina Road on the left just before the town. Ermelo golf course welcomes visitors every day. We are closed on Mondays. Facilities include a Bar, Driving ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Nelshoogte Pass

Nelshoogte Pass, sometimes known simply as Nelshoogte or Nelsberg Pass, lies on the R38 between Barberton and Badplaas directly north of the Nkomazi Wilderness area. The pass is at once steep and dominated by the dense pine forests of the Nelshoogte State ...

Nature Reserves

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, renowned for its access to great fishing opportunities and the annual Morula Fishing festival, lies just 10 kilometres from Carolina on the Komati River, not even two hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This part of ...

Golf Courses

Piet Retief Country Club

Although it has nine holes, the Piet Retief golf course can be played as an 18-hole course. Tee times are welcomed and the club is open all week and all year around. It is affiliated with SAGA and SALGU, and offers members and visitors the opportunity to ...

Volksrust as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Badplaas, Carolina, Chrissiesmeer, Ermelo, Piet Retief, Wakkerstroom

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