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  • Fishing : contact Wildfly
  • Gowrie Golf Course
  • Bosch Hoek Golf Course
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Cycling – There are plenty of quite roads for the keen cyclist
  • Birding – there are over 200 species of birds which have been identified in Nottingham road area – for more information please contact Bridget Robinson – 033 266 6736
  • The Bill Barnes Crane and Oribi Sanctuary is in the heart of Nottingham Road. It surrounds the KZN Cranes Foundation Head-quarters at the Usher Conservation Centre. It represents the historical grasslands landscape of the Midlands and the intention is to develop it as an environmental education venue

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  • Fugitives’ Drift offers world-renowned battlefield tours, conducted by guides trained by the late David Rattray. Our guides specialise in all the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War and tours are conducted daily to the battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. For further information, please contact Fugitives’ Drift directly
  • Penny Farthing Battlefield Tours
    Tour the battlefields with Foy Vermaak, an English, Afrikaans and Zulu linguist who was born and grew up in this once turbulent area and has accumulated a comprehensive knowledge of the history and cultures over a period of 50 years. He is soft-spoken and delivers his balanced message with patience, in a style that grips even the less interested listener to make the battlefields come alive!
  • Campaign Trails – Nicki von der Heyde – Winner of Tour Operator of the Year 2006, 2008 & 2009. Nicki arranges tours and excursions through the Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer war battlefields and is renowned for her expert knowledge and passion for her subject. These tours may be in a safari vehicle, on horseback or on foot and include cultural experiences and spectacular scenery. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an honorary life member of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society. Member of SATSA.
  • PMB Heritage Tours – Making History Unforgettable Evan Jones conducts personalised battlefield tours in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Tours can vary from 1 day to 1 month, and the company has links with other small tour operators throughout South Africa to arrange ongoing tours in other areas of the Country for clients.
    Evan Jones based in Dundee, was registered in 1991 as Specialist Battlefields Guide. Also a registered Kwa Zulu-Natal Provincial guide he also takes clients on tailor-made tours throughout KZN , the Free State and Northern Cape provinces. He has acquired a vast knowledge of both the battlefields and his beautiful home province of KZN. His easy going, professional and informative presentations are delivered with wit and humour, and bring out his long held passion for history and the battlefields. He is a full time independent tour operator and has previously been awarded Tour Operator of the Year by KwaZulu-Natal Tourism, and has received many other service accolades. In 2007 he was awarded badge No 27 by the International Guild of Battlefield guides, and became the first South African to receive this prestigious award.
  • 4X4 Trails & Routes, Sani Pass Tours

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  • Kleinberg Wines was started in 1994. The Kleinberg label is sold in South Africa exclusively to restaurants, pubs, guesthouses and hotels, usually with a specialized back label incorporating the name and logo of the restaurant, pub, guesthouse or hotel. Back labels are also designed specifically for special events such as weddings, conferences, school centenaries, etc. The Seven Oaks label was launched in 1999. Seven Oaks is sold in South Africa exclusively to the retail trade (bottle/liquor stores and grocery stores).
  • The Wine Cellar – A piece of the Cape Wine Route on the Midlands Meander. Speciality wine and coffee shop, stocking a wide variety of wines, liqueurs, beers, coffees and cigars. Cheese platter/picnic basket by prior arrangement, to be enjoyed beside the river. B&B / Self-catering cottage is also available. Open Friday to Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only. Open every day during school holidays

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  • Kleinberg Farm – Horse riding with experienced guide – Explore farmland and natural bush which includes 4 dams. Horse and tack provided. Riders are required to sign an indemnity form. Booking is essential.
  • Berg Trails – The trails are done on our amazing appaloosa horses. They are sure footed and their amazing temperament will allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery and the fresh air. Day trail – usually lasting about 3 hours. The trails will be guided by an experienced guide and horseman. There are breathtaking views and all sorts of game – eland , reedbuck, bushbuck, duiker, jackal and wonderful bird life.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • Kleinberg farm – Practice your shooting skills while enjoying the views. Drinks (wine & beer) and snacks can be served from the lapa after the shoot. Booking is essential.

Please note that all activities can be tailor-made to suit your needs.

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Historic Giant’s Castle Game Reserve, home of the eland and the majestic bearded vulture, lies in the Central Berg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site. Giant’s Castle camp is situated on a gassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views for hikers and mountain climbers.

Superb rock art is high among its special attractions. The renowned vulture restaurant is open in winter for visitors to watch bearded vultures and other endangered species feeding.Visit the Main Caves Museum for fascinating insight into the past lifestyle of the San people

Highmoor Nature Reserve nestles in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park’s Central Region and is bordered by Kamberg and Lotheni to the South and Giants Castle to the North. Highmoor forms part of the Mkhomazi Wilderness Area and is approximately 15 000 hectares in extent and boasts a huge array of rare, endemic and endangered species. Visitors to Highmoor return again and again as there is an incredible sense of freedom emanating from the wide landscapes of mountains, grasslands and streams. Highmoor possesses seven tastefully concealed campsites which are reputed to be both the highest and quaintest campsites in KwaZulu-Natal. The communal ablution block is equipped with hot and cold showers and flush toilets. As you can imagine, Highmoor does get cold, very cold, so do come prepared. Highmoor also offers some of the countries’ most exciting fly fishing. To ensure the sustainability of SA’s wildest trout, we implement two control measures.

Kamberg nature reserve nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park , its central position ideal for visits to many other well known Berg areas from Lotheni to Giants Castle. Kamberg is a delightful spot in it’s own right with three attractive picnic sites near the river and trout dams which provide a relaxing alternative to the scenic attractions of the many well maintained walks in the area. These self guided trails from the camp, take visitors into the surrounding areas of the ‘Little Berg’ as well as along the Mooi River. Trout fishing can be enjoyed in the many dams which are open to anglers all year round and in the river during the fly fishing season.