Things To Do in Newcastle

Newcastle is situated in the Battlefields, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Botha's Pass Kontreiwinkel

Where? Newcastle
Botha's Pass Kontreiwinkel is a quaint little country stall housed in the original Botha's Pass store built in 1906. Find the Kontreiwinkel at the foot of the Botha's Pass on the R34 to Newcastle. Stop off ...

Fort Amiel

Where? Newcastle
Set in Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal is the Fort Amiel Museum. Formerly a fort built in 1876 by the 80th Staffordshire Volunteers and Major Amiel as a lookout post for British soldiers leading up to the Zulu War. ...

Ingogo Hiking Trail

Where? Newcastle
Start: site office Dunblane estate, near Newcastle Finish: site office Dunblane estate, near Newcastle Duration: 24 km over 2 days Fitness: average, with climbs and descents of some 2 000 feet every ...

Ncandu State Forest Nature Reserve

Where? Newcastle
The Ncandu State Forest Nature Reserve is the second biggest indigenous forest in KwaZulu Natal and is filled with grassy plains and yellowwood gorges. There are many little streams running through the ...

Newcastle Armoury

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle made the decision to build an Armoury during the 1870’s when there was a threat of war against Zululand. The Armoury was built and provided a home for local volunteers and those in service. It is ...

Newcastle Town Hall

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle commenced building their town hall in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubliee. Once building was completed in 1899, the town’s people started a collection for a clock to be added to the ...

Utrecht Balele Game Park

Where? Utrecht
The Utrecht Balele Community Game Park surrounds the town of Utrecht, near Newcastle, with no boundary fences separating it. Here you can see a vast amount of wildlife and an abundance of game from Red ...

Stoney Ridge 4x4 Trail

Where? Weenen
Stoney Ridge actually comprises five different 4x4 trails, promising driving enthusiasts a world of exploration and wonderful views. There is a sixth trail that can be handled by 4x4 or 4x2 vehicles. ...

Rorke's Drift Orientation Centre

Where? Rorkes Drift
In the midst of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain Range, the Rorke’s Drift Orientation Centre reveals insights, even secrets, about the beauty and history that surrounds it. This centre is designed to ...

Visit the Zulufadder Project

Where? Eshowe
The Zulufadder project was started six years ago with the object to assist children who have been marginalized by HIV and AIDS, in the rural areas around Eshowe in Zululand, KwaZulu Natal. Today more than ...

Rainbow Route

Where? Start in Carolina
The Rainbow Route links the provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal starting at Carolina. It passes through the towns of Kriel, Bethal, Ermelo, Chrissiesmeer, Amsterdam, and Piet Retief before crossing the ...

Soofie Mosque

Where? Ladysmith
One's initial reaction, upon seeing the Soofie Mosque for the first time, is 'wow'. As rich as the Islam tradition is in South Africa, nowhere else in the country is there a mosque of quite these proportions ...

The All Saints Church

Where? Ladysmith
Ladysmith is set on the banks of the Klip River and is most famous for its part in the 118 day siege during the Anglo Boer War, and for Ladysmith Black Mambazo - a male choral group that sang with Paul Simon ...

Bivane Dam

Where? Pongola
The breath-taking vistas of the Bivane Dam have ensured that this remains a popular spot for families, friends and couples to visit. This dam is built on the Bivane River and is situated between Pongola and ...

Rorke’s Drift Battlefields Tour

Where? Rorkes Drift
Listen at sunset to the famous story of Rorke’s Drift, where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4,000 Zulu warriors, winning more Victoria Crosses than in any other battle in history, returning to the Lodge ...

Statue of Gandhi

Where? Ladysmith
During the Battle of Spioenkop, Ghandi and a group of 1100 others were stretcher bearers. Ghandi performed incredibly well under the circumstances in these dark times and carried out his work exceptionally. ...

Utrecht Balele Game Park

Where? Utrecht
The Utrecht Balele Community Game Park surrounds the town of Utrecht, near Newcastle, with no boundary fences separating it. Here you can see a vast amount of wildlife and an abundance of game from Red ...

Zululand Brewery

Where? Eshowe
You may already know all about the Zululand Brewery because you’re already a fan of the Zulu Blonde Beer, which is available in the United Kingdom. If you’ve never heard of them carry on reading. It all ...

Estcourt Bowling Club

Where? Estcourt
If you are on holiday in KwaZulu Natal and feel like playing bowls, head to the Estcourt Bowling Club situated on Lorne Street in Estcourt. You'll find your fellow bowlers most welcoming and a well ...

Colenso Museum

Where? Colenso
The Colenso Museum, built in 1879, is also known as the Robert E. Stevenson Museum because of the military historian and former director of Natal Hospital Services' contribution to its annuls. It is rather ...

Blinkwater Hiking Trail

Where? Greytown
Start: Mountain Falls, Blinkwater, south of Greytown Finish: south of Greytown Duration: 100 km, 2 – 6 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: though things can be a bit of a scramble through brambles and high ...

Newcastle Town Hall

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle commenced building their town hall in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubliee. Once building was completed in 1899, the town’s people started a collection for a clock to be added to the ...

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