Things To Do in Newcastle

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

Gooseberries Restaurant

Where? Newcastle
Set in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Newcastle is a fantastic city to showcase the natural beauty and variety of KwaZulu-Natal. Added to this, it is also the proud home of the ...

MTB and Running Nature Trail

Where? Newcastle
The South African experience is all about high blue skies, warm sunshine, fresh air, and plenty of exciting wildlife. And, there are few better ways to enjoy the utter beauty of this country than by exploring ...

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 ...

MTB and Running Nature Trail

Where? Newcastle
The South African experience is all about high blue skies, warm sunshine, fresh air, and plenty of exciting wildlife. And, there are few better ways to enjoy the utter beauty of this country than by exploring ...

Gooseberries Restaurant

Where? Newcastle
Set in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Newcastle is a fantastic city to showcase the natural beauty and variety of KwaZulu-Natal. Added to this, it is also the proud home of the ...

Indlovu Brewery

Where? Dundee
Another brewery within the United National Breweries is the Indlovu Brewery in Dundee. This hard working brewery produces another sorghum beer, iJuba (translated from Zulu meaning Dove), this beer is produced ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Zulu Homestead Visit

Where? Rorkes Drift
When staying at Isibindi Zulu Lodge a separate day trip to a Zulu Homestead gives guests a rare chance to experience the life of a rural Zulu family which has remained largely unchanged over the past hundred ...

Isandlwana Battlefields Tour

Where? Rorkes Drift
Hear in gripping detail the background to the Anglo-Zulu War as you are driven to Isandlwana in the early morning. Sit on the battlefield, mesmerised by the remarkable story of this fantastic Zulu victory. ...

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Where? Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Siege Museum, on Murchison Street next to the Ladysmith Town Hall, is housed in a building built in 1884 - regarded both here and abroad as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in the country. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hiking The Hlobane Mountain

Where? Hlobane
There is an interesting hike you can go on while in Hlobane that will take you through the all famous battlefield. A key is required to enter this area and it is advised that only experience hikers ...

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 ...

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. ...

Visit the Ladysmith Town Hall

Where? Ladysmith
When in Ladysmith, make a trip to the Town Hall and discover a building that is brimming with history and fascinating facts. The Ladysmith Town Hall was originally built in 1983 and by the 1900’s was rebuilt ...

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