Bergville Information on accommodation in KwaZulu Natal,

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses

in Bergville, South Africa


General Information

Bergville is a small town located at the base of the Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. Exactly the same distance from Johannesburg and DurbanBergville is known to be the gateway to the northern Drakensberg. The town is situated on the R74 route which is the scenic route to the busier N3 national freeway.

Bergville is the largest town before heading into the Drakensberg therefore its best to stock up on the necessities before heading off.  Although still a farming community Bergville relies on the tourism industry and caters accordingly in the form of its infrastructure and hospitality.

Bergville has a range of accommodation options from bed and breakfasts, camp sites, guest houses and self-catering lodges, advertisers of which can be found under the accommodation section of the directory.

Close to the Royal Natal National Park, the town has a good choice of things to do.  Spioenkop Dam is also close-by as is Cathkin’s Peak State Forest - all perfect for walks, hiking and mountain biking.  Bergville Cannibal Caves : legend has it that clans fleeing from the Shaka impis in the 1820’s fled to caves near Bergville and had to resort to cannibalism to survive.

Other things to do and see around Bergville:

  • Rock climbing
  • River rafting
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir - Winterton
  • Golf
  • Cultural villages and tours

Top 10 Family-Friendly Activities for Kids in Bergville 


  • Nature Walks: Explore Bergville's tranquil trails with guided nature walks, blending relaxation with educational experiences for the whole family.


  • Outdoor Adventures: Experience horse riding, hiking, and zip-lining amidst picturesque landscapes, creating cherished memories and pushing boundaries together.


  • Child-Friendly Attractions: Dive into interactive museums, animal sanctuaries, and amusement parks tailored for endless fun and entertainment for children of all ages.


  • Picnic Spots: Discover serene picnic spots like Thukela Gorge and Falcon Ridge, offering breathtaking views and moments of tranquility amid nature's beauty.


  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourselves in Bergville's cultural villages, events, and local craftsmanship to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the region's heritage.


  • Accommodation Options: Choose from luxurious lodges to cozy cottages, ensuring a comfortable stay for families amidst the stunning Drakensberg scenery.


  • Safety Tips: Prioritize safety during outdoor adventures by packing a first aid kit, educating children about potential risks, and respecting nature's boundaries.


  • Local Dining Suggestions: Indulge in culinary delights at charming cafes, rustic restaurants, or traditional South African braais, creating lasting memories against Bergville's scenic backdrop.


  • Recommendations: From exploring Royal Natal National Park to winding down at Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre, Bergville offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, creating unforgettable family moments amidst nature's splendor.


Please see the activities directory for more information on what is available, including events in and around the area.

Information on businesses can be found in the business directory.

More information on Bergville is available here as well as in our article section


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