Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa
The Natal Drakensberg
Northern Berg: Introduction
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Bergville is the main entry point to the Cathedral Peak and Royal Natal National Park areas of the Drakensberg.
During the Boer War (1899 - 1902), the British built fortified blockhouses to limit the movement of the Boers. The only surviving blockhouse in South Africa is located in Bergville. There are no set opening hours but some local enquiries will lead you to the local MOTHs (Memorable Order of the Tin Hat) representative who will be happy to show you around.
Not far from the town is the Spioenkop Battlefield and Dam resort and the Rangeworthy Cemetery that holds the graves of those killed in the battles of Spioenkop and Bastion Hill.
The third Friday of each month sees the local cattle sales.
Between Bergville and the Royal Natal National Park is the Zulu handicraft centre of Thandanani that sells a variety of traditional beadwork, woodwork and baskets.