Situated at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains is the pretty little town of Bergville. As the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg on Route 74 Bergville sits perfectly between Johannesburg and Durban.
Dating back to approximately 1897 Bergville has its historical significance in the Ango-Boer War, with many features in and around the town to showcase the event. Bergville is a peaceful town ideal for those wishing to escape city life. The only surviving British blockhouse in KwaZulu Natal is situated within the grounds of the local court house as a monument and museum.
Essentially an agricultural town, Bergville is the main agricultural hub of the area and still holds local cattle sales on the third Friday of every month. With the Tugela River flowing by and the dramatic Drakensberg mountain in the distance, the scenes around Bergville are definitely a photographers dream come true!
Accommodation in Bergville
Being geared to the tourism industry Bergville has many accommodation options available to its visitors. There are health resorts, hotels, mountain lodges and retreats, caravan parks and camping grounds. Not to mention the guest houses, bed and breakfasts along with self-catering units. The accommodation directory provides a list of advertisers in the area.
Things to do and see close by:
- Spioenkop Dam
- the Rugged Glen Nature Reserve
- Cathkin’s Peak State Forest and Monk’s Cowl
all making the town a perfect base for exploring the Drakensberg regions.
Other activities include:
- Cannibal Cavern
- Rangeworth Military Cemetery
- Retief's Pass
- Berg Trails
A diverse range of activities are available within the activities directory.
Although a fairly small town Bergville has an excellent infrastructure catering to the locals and tourists. There are well-stocked supermarkets and butcheries, a range of banks and petrol stations.
The restaurants are a mixture of local and foreign, catering to all tastes and budgets. A list of business advertisers can be found in the business directory, alternatively you can add your own free business listing.
More information on Bergville is available at www.bergville-info.co.za
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