Tourist Attractions in Paulpietersburg, Zululand & Maputuland, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Pongola River, MPU, 7/08

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Pongola River, MPU, 7/08

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Wattles vs Gums, MPU, 7/08

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The small town of Paulpietersburg is located in KwaZulu-Natal, in the foothills of the Dumbe Mountain, and was established in 1888. It was named after then President Paul Kruger and Voortrekker hero Piet Joubert. This area was the stage for many of the battles which took place in the Anglo-Zulu war (1879) and Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).

The small town has a rich cultural and historical background, and many memorials and monuments can be seen there today. The Egode River Monument commemorates the site where Louis Botha and his troops gathered before signing the Peace Treaty that ended the Anglo-Boer War. An interesting site for visitors is the library, which was originally the Dutch Reformed Church, and has now being proclaimed a provincial heritage site. Another historical building of interest, and now also a provincial heritage site, is the Old Drostdy of 1906, which was the first British colonial public building to be built in the area.

Today Paulpietersburg is also well known for the hot springs at the Natal Spa 16km away. The area around the springs has been developed into a pleasant resort, where visitors can enjoy the benefits of the therapeutic waters. Also in the area is the delightful Itala Game Reserve, and the 858ha Phongola Bush Nature Reserve which conserves an evergreen forest and can be visited by prior arrangement with the officer in charge. Walking and hiking have become popular activities in the area and the 10km Dumbe Trail on which hikers pass old coal mine shafts and enjoy the abundant bird life, takes them on a circular trail along the Dumbe Mountain.

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Paulpietersburg Attractions
Paulpietersburg Golf Club: less than 5 km
Natal Spa Resort: 21 km

Farm Dam, MPU, 7/08

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Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Timeshare in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Escape to a rejuvenating oasis at Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, situated on the road between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg on the Battlefields Route.
Basangoma Game Ranch in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Basangoma Game Ranch offers a luxury chalet with spectacular views of the surrounding bush and mountains from both the covered patio and the open plan kitchen / lounge.
Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Facilities in the hotel include an airy dining room and terrace offering lovely views of the garden and pool areas. Buffet breakfasts and dinners as well as a la carte dinners are served
Pivaansbad in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Pivaansbad is a unique hide-away for nature lovers. It offers the winning combination of experiencing day to day farm activities and being one with nature. The farm is situated between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg and borders against the Bivaan River oppos
Hillside Farm in Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Butterfly Cottage, has a scenic view overlooking a farm dam, teeming with bird life. See buck and guinea fowl grazing approximately 100m from the cottage. Our Cottage is ideal for a family of four. It has a bathroom leading off the main bedroom ...

The small town of Paulpietersburg is located in KwaZulu-Natal, in the foothills of the Dumbe Mountain, and was established in 1888. It was named after then President Paul Kruger and Voortrekker hero Piet Joubert. This area was the stage for many of the battles which took place in the Anglo-Zulu war (1879) and Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).

The small town has a rich cultural and historical background, and many memorials and monuments can be seen there today. The Egode River Monument commemorates the site where Louis Botha and his troops gathered before signing the Peace Treaty that ended the Anglo-Boer War. An interesting site for visitors is the library, which was originally the Dutch Reformed Church, and has now being proclaimed a provincial heritage site. Another historical building of interest, and now also a provincial heritage site, is the Old Drostdy of 1906, which was the first British colonial public building to be built in the area.

Today Paulpietersburg is also well known for the hot springs at the Natal Spa 16km away. The area around the springs has been developed into a pleasant resort, where visitors can enjoy the benefits of the therapeutic waters. Also in the area is the delightful Itala Game Reserve, and the 858ha Phongola Bush Nature Reserve which conserves an evergreen forest and can be visited by prior arrangement with the officer in charge. Walking and hiking have become popular activities in the area and the 10km Dumbe Trail on which hikers pass old coal mine shafts and enjoy the abundant bird life, takes them on a circular trail along the Dumbe Mountain.