Underberg is situated at the foot of the 1,904 m Hlogoma Peak (place of echoes) in the foothills of the southern Drakensberg.
It is an important commercial centre for the region’s farming industry providing many of the support services. It is also a trading center for people who come down the nearby Sani Pass from Lesotho.
Tourism is the second biggest industry in the area, next to farming. The area surrounding Underberg provides a large variety of tourism offerings, as a gateway to the Southern Drakensberg.
The Underberg district is, along with Dullstroom in Mpumalanga one of South Africa’s premier trout fly fishing destinations.
Splashy Fen, an annual outdoor music festival, is held on a farm near Underberg.
The internationally acclaimed Sani2C Mountain Bike race held annually starts in Underberg, while the grueling Joberg2C MTB Race passes through along the same route on Day 6 thereof.
Paddlers from far and wide gather annually for the Drak Challenge canoe race held on the Mzimkulu river.
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