Bushman Rock Art
Crane & Wetland sanctuary
Hot air ballooning
Helicopter & Microlight flights
Arts & Crafts
Giants Castle Route
Giants Castle Links
Winterton is the gateway to the Champagne Valley
Winterton 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.
Tourist 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
- Harry Heine House – Arts, Crafts, Coffee Shop,
- Meadowsweet Herb Farm
Accommdation in and near Winterton
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.
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.
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.
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.