Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg. It is a landmark en route to the world-famous Sani Pass and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
Himeville was named in 1902 after the then Prime Minister of Natal, Sir Albert Henry Hime. The town was first established as a police outpost and a branch of the Border Mounted Rifles in 1890 following a spate of gun-running and cattle rustling in the area.
The Himeville Museum is one of the top rural museums in the country due to its wide range of exhibits. From fossils and stone age artifacts to a comprehensive display on the Bushmen, the early settlers as well as African beadwork and artifacts.
The display also cover the Anglo Boer War and the two World Wars. There is an old post office and a school room, wild life display and many farming implements and machinery including a blacksmiths forge and a workshop.
The Himeville Nature Reserve stretches along the eastern boundary of Himeville Village. There are a couple of species of antelopes to be seen and birds on the small dams. You can stroll round most of it in about 30 minutes, which makes a pleasant evening walk if you are staying at one of several pleasant accommodation establishments nearby.
The adventure of the Sani Pass, hiking to the Bushmen paintings and exploring the beautiful Underberg / Himeville area makes opportunities for all.
The Himeville and Underberg areas host many annual sporting competitions, including biking, canoeing, running, golf, tennis and equestrian events.
In addition, cultural, horticultural, and agricultural gatherings such as the Splashy Fen Music Festival, the Open Gardens Festival, and the Underberg Farmers’ Association Show add colour throughout the year.
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