"Bergville" Bergville by mvtouring

Bergville Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 61 photos

We got up early morning and took a leisurely drive to Bergville. It is a small town situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Originally it was established as Bergville Mountain Village in 1897 however today it is the commercial centre for a 2,500 kmē dairy and cattle ranching area. A blockhouse was built by the British in the town during the Second Boer War.

Bergville is equidistant from Johannesburg and Durban and is also known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg. It lies on Route 74 which is a more scenic alternative to the N3 Toll Road. This route takes you via the Oliviershoek Pass (which really is a great scenic drive plus we got rewarded by spotting the most beautiful male baboon), traditionally used to access the Drakensberg, from Johannesburg and through Winterton from Durban.

  • Last visit to Bergville: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Bergville is a nice place to tour some of South Africa's magnificient mountain ranges from.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    I would also drop in at those nice shops... Great scenery!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Wow, great intro photo! Would love to eat waffles and check out the candle factory.


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