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The little town was awesome and plenty to do just outside of town.
We found different excursions every day.
The beautiful town of Winterton nestles in the scenic foothills of the majestic Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal. With wide tree-lined streets, the quintessential pioneer village lies on the banks of the Little Thukela River and is the main access point from where to explore the astounding Central Drakensberg region.
Oozing an endearing laid-back atmosphere Winterton is a picturesque farming village which has of late become a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to the region’s enthralling attractions and thrilling adventures. Accommodation is abounding with lovely hotels, cottages, lodges, guest houses, backpackers and pet friendly self-catering bed and breakfasts pleasing all budgets and needs. Along the main street of the town are excellent shopping centres, cosy coffee shops, restaurants and interesting art and craft stores.
Winterton Museum displays the fascinating farming history of the area as well as artefacts of the San Bushman art and is well worth a visit. Explore the Battlefield Route particularly Spioenkop and Vaalkrans which is close to Winterton. Take a day trip to Spioenkop Nature Reserve, hike, horse ride and mountain bike the scenic trails, or the adrenaline seeker can partake in river rafting and quad biking. Play a round of golf at the top-class golf course, fish for trout and bass, explore the San rock art sites, or spend an enjoyable evening attending a captivating performance by the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Winterton is truly a charming town, warm and welcoming with the added bonus of being close to all major activities and attractions of the mesmerising Central Drakensberg.
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.