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Bergville is nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg and is known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensburg. This scenic route takes you pass the Oliviershoek Pass – an old route connecting the Northern part of South Africa. Surrounded by fantastical peaks in the near distance, the town of Bergville is the main town in the Northern Drakensberg. The town is also the centre for agriculture and trading and holds cattle sales in the third Friday of every month. It is also the ideal place to top and stock-up before heading into the Berg. The town has a number of supermarkets, butcheries, banks and petrol stations.
Bergville was the home of the Ngwaneni tribe, who settled in this area and when the colonizers arrived, a retired sea captain with the name Wales owned the farm, Kleine Waterval, on which the town was built. A trading station was erected on the site in 1897. The name Bergville was given to this spot in 1903. Bergville became a municipality in 1962.
The road from Bergville leads to a heap of exciting destinations and adventures, such as the highest point in of the Mountain Range. To go to the top you will need your passport, as you will not be allowed into Lesotho without it. Giant's Cup Hiking Trail, starting at the foot of the pass, is one of South Africa's finest. It takes five days to complete. Visitors are likely to encounter several antelope species en route. Many indigenous flowers bloom during February and March covering the landscape with beautiful colors.