Kokstad is built on the outer slopes of the Drakensberg and is 1,302 m above the sea level. Behind it Mount Currie rises to a height of 2,224 m. It is a centre for cheese and other dairy products.
The area is a boating and fisherman’s paradise, with the many rivers and dams in the area providing opportunities to catch trout, bass or carp. The largest dam in the area, Crystal Springs Dam in the Mount Currie Nature Reserve, is a short drive away.
For hunters, the surrounding region offers a wide number of opportunities for Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Blesbuck, Geese (Egyptian and Spurwing), Duck and Pigeon.
There are three reserves, Mount Currie, Wilfred Bauer and the Mountain Lake Nature Reserve. These have camping and picnic spots. Among these reserves, the Mountain Lake Nature Reserve contains paths that provide sightseeing walks, as well as over 220 species of bird.
The Mount Currie reserve is filled with history. On the site stands a historic laager site surrounded by graves of early pioneers and a monument pays homage to Boy Scouts who died during the First World War in East Africa.
Visitors to the area are always welcome to join Kokstad’s local sports clubs in a variety of activities, including golf, tennis, squash, bowls, cricket, hockey, rugby, cycling, road running and 4 x 4.
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