Tourist Attractions in Camperdown, Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tala Game Reserve - Rhino & calf

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Tala Private Game Reserve

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Camperdown, a small town located one third of the way from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, is named after the British naval battle and victory over the Dutch in 1797. The town achieved infamy because of the deeds of one John Vanderplank, who acquired farmlands including Camperdown around 1840. His brother Charles, living in Australia, sent him the seeds of the black wattle, which he planted as hedges, and was surprised when they grew into trees instead of remaining as shrubs. In 1887 the bark of the black wattle began to be used as a source of tannic acid in the tannery industry. Today this tree has been declared an enemy to local vegetation with government support to get rid of them. Camperdown is the village where black wattle was first seeded.

The amazing view over natural bush and the peace and tranquillity in the Camperdown area makes it difficult to believe that the business centres of Durban, Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg are so close. For the adventurous, activities such as microlighting, quad biking, paragliding, skydiving, horse riding and team building are available. Camperdown's Emoyeni Music Festival is held here annually.

Things To Do in Camperdown
Camperdown Attractions
Umlaas Cycad Centre: less than 5 km
Cato Ridge Country Club: 6 km
African Bird Of Prey Sanctuary: 8 km
Natal Lion Park: 9 km

GF 2380 choochoo near Harrison

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Gillys Guest House in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
If you need a break from the busy city life, Gilly's offers tranquil wide open spaces, amazing views with incredible sunrises and sunsets.There is a trampoline, tennis court and an entertainment area with braai facilities for the Guests to use ...
Thorner Cottage in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
Thorner Cottage is situated on our sugarcane farm, overlooking a lovely 4ha bass dam, which guests are welcome to make use of, and surrounded by beautiful hills which makes for lovely walks.
Leopards and Louries Bush Lodge in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
The amazing view over natural bush and the peace and tranquillity at Leopards & Louries Bush Lodge make it difficult to believe that the business centres of Durban, Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg are so close.
Thorner House in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
Thorner House is a situated on our sugarcane farm, halfway between Hillcrest and Pietermaritzburg. Beautifully decorated, Thorner House offers a wonderful retreat from the busy city life.
Orchards Bed and Breakfast in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
Orchards BnB is situated 8 KMS from KZN lion park and 10 KMS from Tala private game reserve. All 5 rooms have there own tv's and ensuite. Braai facilities are also available.

Camperdown, a small town located one third of the way from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, is named after the British naval battle and victory over the Dutch in 1797. The town achieved infamy because of the deeds of one John Vanderplank, who acquired farmlands including Camperdown around 1840. His brother Charles, living in Australia, sent him the seeds of the black wattle, which he planted as hedges, and was surprised when they grew into trees instead of remaining as shrubs. In 1887 the bark of the black wattle began to be used as a source of tannic acid in the tannery industry. Today this tree has been declared an enemy to local vegetation with government support to get rid of them. Camperdown is the village where black wattle was first seeded.

The amazing view over natural bush and the peace and tranquillity in the Camperdown area makes it difficult to believe that the business centres of Durban, Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg are so close. For the adventurous, activities such as microlighting, quad biking, paragliding, skydiving, horse riding and team building are available. Camperdown's Emoyeni Music Festival is held here annually.