Top things to do

Top Choice Deli in Underberg & Himeville

Pucketty Farm

Beatrix Potter meets Jamie Oliver: there’s more to this extraordinarily cute place than meets the eye. There’s a huge selection of great-value gourmet products, plus an art gallery and a small cafe. (Surprisingly, t…
Nature Reserve in Southern Drakensberg Wilderness Areas

Highmoor Nature Reserve

Although more exposed and less dramatic than some of the Drakensberg region, the undulating hills of the reserve make for pleasant walks. It’s also one of the few places where you’re driving ‘on top of’ the foothill…
Park in Northern Berg

Royal Natal National Park

Fanning out from some of the range’s loftiest summits, the 80-sq-km Royal Natal National Park has a presence that far outstrips its relatively meagre size, with many of the surrounding peaks rising as high into the …
Cafe in Royal Natal National Park

Coyote Cafe

Catering to visiting interstaters, this modern, sleek place serves up some almost-gourmet snacks and excellent cakes.Try the jambalya or seafood pasta. It’s on the R74 at the entrance to Little Switzerland; on a cle…
Italian in Royal Natal National Park

Tower of Pizza

Yep, there really is a tower, where very good wood-fire pizza is prepared. Grab a table on the outside decking and enjoy the clean air and mountain views at this excellent place near the Drakensberg mountains. Be wa…
Museum in Central Berg

Winterton Museum

Winterton Museum offers an excellent insight into San rock art, Zulu history and the Spioenkop battle.
Park in Central Berg

Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve

In the shadow of the ramparts of Cathedral Peak, this reserve backs up against a colossal escarpment of peaks between Royal Natal National Park and Giant’s Castle, west of Winterton. With the Bell (2930m), the Horns…
Park in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Monk’s Cowl

Within uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Monk’s Cowl, another stunning slice of the Drakensberg range, offers superb hiking and rock climbing. Within the reserve are the three peaks Monk’s Cowl, Champagne Castle and Cath…
Pub Food in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Dragon’s Rest Pub & Restaurant

Sit outside at this delightful place and drink in the damside and mountain views while enjoying some fine Berg cooking and a cold drink. Inside is a log fire. Sublime. It's near the auditorium of the boys' choir.
Museum in Underberg & Himeville

Himeville Museum

One of the best rural museums in the country. Housed in the last laager built in South Africa (c 1896), the museum now contains an incredible array of bric-a-brac, from the Union Jack flown at the siege of Ladysmith…