Amphitheatre Reflection

Bergville is the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg

Bergville is a small town situated in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg. Originally Bergville was mainly an agricultural hub  serving the surrounding district but has now developed into a commercial centre of its own.

Bergville is is a great middle stopover when travelling the slower and more scenic(R74) between Johannesburg and Durban. Bergville is known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg holiday resorts. It lies on Route R74 which is a more scenic alternative to the N3 Toll Road. This route takes one via the Oliviershoek Pass, traditionally used to access the Drakensberg, from Johannesburg. Bergville is easiest reached from Durban by turning off the N3 after Estcourt, joining the R74 through Winterton towards the mountain.

A blockhouse was built by the British soldiers in the town during the Second Boer War. The low structure is made of corrugated iron is a national monument and has been turned into a museum which is open to tourists. Stop over and learn more about the Anglo Boer War.

Accommodation in Bergville

  • Three Trees at Spionkop
  • Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
  • Cavern
  • Bingelela
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge
  • Alpine Heath
  • Berghouse
  • Sandford Country Lodge
  • Little switzerland

Towns near to Bergville