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Winterton is the gateway to the Champagne Valley

wintertonWinterton is the main village in the Central Drakensberg area and acts as a gateway to the Champagne Valley. Winterton is the main tourism service provider for the Champagne valley. Winterton is also a farming community with dairy, beef, maize and wheat being grown.

Winterton offers has a wide selection of amenities including supermarkets, butcheries, banks and petrol stations. Winterton is also home to the Winterton Street Carnival, an annual event in July when local artists, crafters, musicians and tourism related companies get together to showcase the village.

winterton - hot air ballooningTourist attractions in Winterton

  • Winterton Museum is situated in Kerk Street, the Winterton museum has as it’s main theme the geology, fauna and flora of the Drakensberg. Secondary themes are the history of farms in the area, the bushmen and other early inhabitants of the area, and Anglo Boer War battles, which took place nearby.
  • Bell Park Dam – Popular with skiers and fishermen
  • Harry Heine House – Arts, Crafts, Coffee Shop, Art Gallery
  • Meadowsweet Herb Farm

Accommdation in and near Winterton

antbear Guest HouseAntbear Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view, location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the best deals available.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.

ardmore guest farmArdmore Guest Farm - While this guest house is a little further away in the Champagne Valley it still a great option to stay when you visit Giants Castle. Also centrally situated this guest house makes for a special few days in the Drakensberg. Ardmore is especially suited to families with units that can accommodate 6 persons.

injasuti campInjasuti Nature Reserve- This is one of the best camp site gems thats available in the Drakensberg. There are also a few self catering challets which are in need of repair and a chronic revamp.