...Activities in and around Underberg...
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Garden Castle State Forest Garden Castle is the southern most part of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and incorporates the Bushman's Nek Valley. The Garden Castle reserve is 35 300 hectares in extent and offers the visitor a variety of experiences. Dominated by the Rhino (a 3051m Peak which extends about 2km ...
Mountain Biking If it’s Mountain Biking you want, then come to the mountains. The Southern Drakensberg Mountains to be exact. Underberg has some of the most spectacular mountain biking trails in the country. Sani Spoors has been thoroughly responsible for creating, and maintaining 5 legend trails that will capture the...
Himeville Nature Reserve The Himeville Nature Reserve stretches along the eastern boundary of Himeville Village and was proclaimed to its present size of 104 ha in 1973. Himeville Nature Reserve offers trout fishing in two dams situated in the reserve. Boats are no longer available for hire but anglers may use their own small ...
Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area A little west of the twin villages of Himeville and Underberg, on the border with Lesotho, lies the southernmost part of the Drakensberg and the Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area. Whilst the basalt rock formations that make up this incredible mountain range that is now part of a World Heritage Site do not reach as high ..
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 highland swamp system. The highlands are formed by the Drakensberg / uKhahlamba and ...
Fly Fishing Underberg is famous for it’s superb quality Trout, fly fishing, whether it be still water or river. With numerous dams and rivers to choose from through the Underberg Himeville Trout Fishing Club (UHTFC), there should never be any reason to share your waters with other fly fishermen...
River Tubing In the rainy summer months in Underberg there isn’t usually a shortage of water. Mountain storms roll in everyday (usually round 3ish), and helps turn an otherwise docile little winter stream into the perfect canoe marathon river. Needless to say the Umzimkulu is the river platform on which the famed Drak Challenge canoe marathon plays out...
Visit The Underberg Studio The Underberg Studio is situated in the picturesque farming village of Underberg at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg. Here you will find ...
Birding The Sani Pass, long reputed to be one of the top 10 birding destinations in Southern Africa, holds dear almost 40 endemic species amongst the odd 200 species that habitate South Africa’s highest mountain pass. Amongst those species, birders can hope to spot at least 60 in an average trip ...
The Himeville Arms Established in 1904, the Himeville Arms Country Hotel has long been a famous destination in the Southern Drakensberg. Situated on the main road in the quaint village of Himeville, it is a pleasant drive on tar.  Nestled below the towering Drakensberg mountains, the Himeville Arms, with its Old English charm and decor...
Hiking The mountains, and nature reserves around Underberg, Himeville, and The Sani Pass makes for days upon days worth of hiking…if you have that amount of time.  Just talking about nature reserves around the area there are 4 main ones that are easily accessible...
Sani Pass The Sani Pass, was first developed in 1913. This steep zigzagging pass climbs the face of the Drakensberg escarpment to an altitude of 2874m. The first vehicle,a Willy’s Jeep driven by the pioneering David Alexander, negotiated the pass in 1948. It is now used for the most part (there is the occasional...
Golfing There are three golf courses to choose from in the Area. The golf course at the Drakensberg Gardens Resort must be mentioned first as it’s the furthest away from Underberg, and having a few too many at the 19th hole might prove to be a tricky affair...
Horse Rides Outrides on horseback, into the Drakensberg must count as one of the most memorable activities to do in South Africa. Underberg is very blessed to have some of the most beautiful stretches of the Drakensberg, as well as having the Sani Pass on the doorstep. But being so closely situated to ...
Giant’s Cup Wildernes Reserve Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve™, the premier wild- trout flyfishing destination in Southern Africa, is a registered site of Conservation Significance (site no 49). Home to prolific wildlife and waterfowl, it has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet”...
Coleford Nature Reserve The Coleford Nature Reserve covers about 1300 ha, mostly consisting of hilly grass steppe and swamp.  The area was once a stronghold for armed bandits, cattle rustlers, renegades and gun runners, and was labelled as a "a veritable no-man's land" which was uninviting to early settlers and not even inhabited by the natives..
Highmoor Nature Reserve Highmoor proves to be an excellent fly fishing destination boasting some of the best catches in South Africa, with a variety of carefully managed trout dams available to restricted numbers of fisherman. The area is also good for hiking, and boasts a number of excellent rock art sites...
Marutswa Forest The Marutswa Forest Trail & Boardwalk, located close to the quaint country village of Bulwer on the R617, is a joint initiative between the SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership. Local conservation group, The Bulwer Biosphere. BirdLife South Africa and the Southern KZN Birding Route have incorporated the site into the route....
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