In the 'hood, Bergville as a destination

Equidistant from Johannesburg and Durban, the pretty little town of Bergville, also known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg, lies on Route 74 - the more scenic alternative to the Toll Road. This route takes you via the Oliviershoek Pass, traditionally used to access the 'berg, from Johannesburg and through Winterton from Durban. Essentially an agricultural and trading centre, ... cont.

Scheepershoek Farm, Retief Pass Road, Bergville District, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

From Johannesburg:
• Take the N3 from Gauteng to Harrismith.
• At Harrismith, turn right to Bethlehem.
• Approximately 4 km out of Harrismith, on the N5 to Bethlehem, turn left onto the R74 to Bergville also R712 to Phuthaditjhaba.
• After approximately 9 km, turn left - R74 to Bergville continuation.
• After approximately 20 km, turn left onto a dirt road marked Retief Pass and Retief Klip - there are small National Monument Signs.
• Drive approximately 2 km and turn right onto the Retief Pass road.
• Follow the road for about 12 km - most of the way it runs parallel to an old canal.
• Approximately 1 km beyond the canal, turn right at the sign to the Drakensberg Retreat.

From Durban
• Take the Colenso/Bergville turn-off, pass Little Switzerland, up Oliviershoek Pass, pass Caterpillar and Catfish and +/- 4 km turn right to Retief pass / Retief Klip.
• Follow the road for about 12 km - most of the way it runs parallel to an old canal.
• Approximately 1 km beyond the canal, turn right at the sign to the Drakensberg Retreat.

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