Himeville Museum

Drakensberg & uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

One of the best rural museums in the country. Housed in a retired fort dating back to 1899, the museum now contains an incredible array of bric-a-brac, from antiques from daily life in 20th-century South Africa to the Union Jack flown at the siege of Ladysmith to a map of El Alamein signed by Bernard Montgomery.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Drakensberg & uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park attractions

1. Kamberg Nature Reserve

26.82 MILES

Southeast of Giant's Castle, Kamberg Nature Reserve has a number of antelope species and a mustn't-miss rock-art experience. It begins with a multimedia…

2. Lammergeier Hide

27.96 MILES

The rare lammergeier, also known as the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), which is found only in the Drakensberg, nests in the reserve. Reserve staff…

3. Sehlabathebe National Park

28.74 MILES

This far-flung, lesser-visited park offers stunning rock formations, rolling grasslands, wildflowers and a feeling of isolation, though there's also a…