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  • Cathkin Peak from atop the Little Berg
    Cathkin Peak from atop the Little Berg
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  • Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn from the Little Berg
    Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn from the...
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  • View from Lodge
    View from Lodge
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Winterton Things to Do

  • CATHEDRAL PEAK

    Here is the site of one of South Africa’s best known khown, the Cathedral Peak Hotel which was founded in 1938 by Albert Van Der Riet. The Hotel has always been a fishing destination with brown trout stocked in the Mlambonja River - there is a golf course available, as well. With the views and the golf, most guests don’t really have to leave the...

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  • CATHKIN PEAK

    The Zulu name for Cathkin Peak is Mdedelelo or ‘the Bully’ which Cathkin resembles, a big huge free-standing peak rising above all else. The peak was first climbed in 1912 along a route that is still the only semi-easy way up (‘E’ climb by South African standard; 5.0 by US). Along with the three heads of the Sterkhorn on one side and the...

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  • THE SPHINX

    A few miles south of the Cathedral Peak Hotel is the Champagne Valley, the most developed entry point into the Drakensberg. On the way in you pass retirement communities - complete with the requisite golf courses - and all sorts of hotels and guesthouses and assorted tourist ‘stops’. The road is good until you pass all of the hotels and come into...

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Winterton Restaurants

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    by littlebush Written Jan 31, 2003

    If staying at Inkosana Lodge, there is no need to eat out, the hosts cook fantstic food for you for around 70 rand. The food is fantastic!

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Winterton Nightlife

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    by littlebush Written Jan 31, 2003

    There is no nightlife nearby but when the hostel sell red wine for 30 rand a bottle, you can make your own entertainment!

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Winterton Warnings and Dangers

  • Baboons

    Baboons here are not as aggressive as they are in urban settings in South Africa.However, try not to get too close. They're big animals and can be dangerous if provoked.

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  • Sunburn!

    When trekking, dont do what I done and forget to put suncream on your ears, I ended up with blisters that popped and then had to walk around for the next few days with flaps of skin hanging from my ears!

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Winterton What to Pack

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    by the_mumford Updated Mar 15, 2007

    Luggage and bags: Backpack!!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good pair of hiking shoes or boots is needed. Something with ankle support would be of benefit. Weather changes drastically and thunderstorms occur frequently during summer. ALWAYS take rain gear no matter what weather is at start of your hike.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bandaids, toliet paper, sunscreen

    Photo Equipment: a wide angle lense could take some amazing shots

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: tent and good sleeping bag

    Miscellaneous: bring your own food, no place to buy food here.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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Winterton Favorites

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    by littlebush Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: If youre into hiking, the options in the drakensberg are endless. You can do anything from a 2 hour walk to a 5 day walk. I done two 6 hour walks over 2 days. The hiking i done was around Champagne peak and Castle Peak. The hardest was up to blind mans corner at 2200metres but the views were spectacular with various freshwater waterfalls on the way to cool yourself down and have a drink.

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