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

Tourist Attractions near Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Wagendrift Dam near Estcourt

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Fort Durnford - Estcourt

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sun down

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Situated 4 hours from Gauteng and 2 hours from Durban en route to the Drakensberg attraction of Giant's Castle, the picturesque KwaZulu Natal town of Estcourt lies along the Bushman's River from which the town originally took its name.

Renamed in honour of British MP, THSS Estcourt who encouraged the immigration of British settlers to South Africa, the town is a busy industrial and agricultural centre.

Just south of Estcourt was the southernmost point reached by the Boer Forces during The Anglo Boer War and it marks the beginning of the Kwazulu-Natal Battlefields Route.

The Weenen Reserve, just 25 kilometres from Estcourt is home to significant numbers of endangered black rhino, white rhino, giraffe, buffalo and numerous antelope species.

In addition to the game viewing opportunities afforded to Estcourt's visitors, a wide range of adventure activities are available. White water rafting, abseiling, golfing and water skiing on the nearby Wagendrift Dam make Estcourt a worthwhile destination for the outdoor enthusiast.

Review - Riverhouse Bed & Breakfast in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
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Although The Riverhouse bed & breakfast is right in the middle of Estcourt, it feels like a peaceful country retreat because it overlooks a river. This Estcourt accommodation within easy access to the N3, and close to all local Estcourt amenities.
Estcourt is a a great place to stop over on the way to some other delightful Drakensberg accommodation. Bed and Breakfasts in the Midlands and Battlefields, are ideal for the businessman looking for a comfortable and upmarket stop-over.

Thanks to Karin Naude for the warm hospitality, an Estcourt B&B with a breakfast fit for a king. If you're on the road, The Riverhouse bed & breakfast in Estcourt is the place to stay between Mooi River and Ladysmith.

Jan Van Vuuren

Things To Do in Estcourt
Estcourt Attractions
Estcourt Golf Club: less than 5 km
Garden of Remembrance: less than 5 km
Fort Durnford: less than 5 km
Fort Durnford Museum in Estcourt: less than 5 km
Old Stone Wall: 14 km

Tree @ Fort Durnford Stables

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Monte Vista Guest House in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
Monte Vista Guest House is a 4 Star graded and AA Superior registered establishment set in the tranquil residential area of Estcourt. Monte Vista Guest House is ideally suited for business travellers but also for tourists.
The Riverhouse in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
The Riverhouse is an elegantly restored Cape Dutch house in Estcourt. The huge lounge, has a Jetmaster fireplace (wood supplied) and Hi-Fi. There is a separate diningroom, where a kingly breakfast is served. Dinner can also be arranged in advance.
Blue Haze Country Lodge in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
Blue Haze Country Lodge is a charming lodge set in mountain and lake scenery bordering the popular Wagendrift Dam in the picturesque foothills of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. Located 8 kms from the town of Estcourt and situated on 12 acres of
Old Beacon Hill Self Catering in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
...once an old railway station, now converted into beautiful self catering cottages that are set in stunning surrounds and the ideal platform to explore KwaZulu Natal.
Glenroy Guesthouse in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
Glenroy is a charming old home with wide verandahs along its length, a peaked thatched roof and metre thick "pise de terre" walls. The house is set in an idyllic garden, in which over 225 types of birdlife have been identified.

Situated 4 hours from Gauteng and 2 hours from Durban en route to the Drakensberg attraction of Giant's Castle, the picturesque KwaZulu Natal town of Estcourt lies along the Bushman's River from which the town originally took its name.

Renamed in honour of British MP, THSS Estcourt who encouraged the immigration of British settlers to South Africa, the town is a busy industrial and agricultural centre.

Just south of Estcourt was the southernmost point reached by the Boer Forces during The Anglo Boer War and it marks the beginning of the Kwazulu-Natal Battlefields Route.

The Weenen Reserve, just 25 kilometres from Estcourt is home to significant numbers of endangered black rhino, white rhino, giraffe, buffalo and numerous antelope species.

In addition to the game viewing opportunities afforded to Estcourt's visitors, a wide range of adventure activities are available. White water rafting, abseiling, golfing and water skiing on the nearby Wagendrift Dam make Estcourt a worthwhile destination for the outdoor enthusiast.

Review - Riverhouse Bed & Breakfast in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal
wheretostay.co.za/riverhouse

Although The Riverhouse bed & breakfast is right in the middle of Estcourt, it feels like a peaceful country retreat because it overlooks a river. This Estcourt accommodation within easy access to the N3, and close to all local Estcourt amenities.
Estcourt is a a great place to stop over on the way to some other delightful Drakensberg accommodation. Bed and Breakfasts in the Midlands and Battlefields, are ideal for the businessman looking for a comfortable and upmarket stop-over.

Thanks to Karin Naude for the warm hospitality, an Estcourt B&B with a breakfast fit for a king. If you're on the road, The Riverhouse bed & breakfast in Estcourt is the place to stay between Mooi River and Ladysmith.

Jan Van Vuuren