Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains. It was founded in 1905 as Springfield when the Natal Government built a weir across the Little Tugela River. It is close to the Second Boer War battle sites of Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop.
The town is situated on the R74 between Bergville and the N3, as well as the R600 between Ladysmith and the Central Drakensberg.
Winterton also serves as an entry point to the Champagne Valley as well as the Cathedral area of the central Drakensberg, boasting well known mountain peaks such as Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak respectively. These mountains are considered to be among the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa.
The world-famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School is outside the town, just about 30 kilometres south-southwest of Winterton.
The Champagne Valley stretches from Winterton south to Giant Castle Nature Reserve. Outdoor activities such as Drakensberg Canopy Tours, the World Heritage site at Monks Cowl, where you can walk or hike, Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey, hot air ballooning, helicopter tours, quad biking, river rafting, two golf courses, lawn bowls and many more activities are right on our doorstep.
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