Burgersdorp, Friendly N6 - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Oldest town in Eastern Cape lying in the shelter of a valley surrounded by the Stormberg Mountains.
The Merino sheep-farming town of Burgersdorp in the north eastern Cape has been a pivotal point in Afrikaner history, culture and religion. Many towns in South Africa are named after one person, but Burgersdorp was aptly named after many people: all its inhabitants, in fact.
'Town of citizens' is what Burgersdorp means, and that is exactly how it was started - on the initiative of 300 Afrikaner families.
The oldest town in the north-eastern Cape, Burgersdorp was founded on the farm Klipfontein in 1846. The inhabitants became the envy of other Karoo towns because, being sheltered in a valley below the Stormberg Mountains, they enjoyed a somewhat milder climate and had access to their own water from the Stormberg Spruit.
Accommodation near Burgersdorp, Friendly N6
Welgemoed Chalets offers immaculate clean, affordable accommodation. We offer 2 bedroom chalets in peaceful surroundings in Aliwal North. The chalets have one single and one double room and a fully equipped kitchen with microwave as well as a Lounge with TV and DSTV. You can relax and enjoy our swimming pool and braai facilities. The property is enclosed and very secure. Welgemoed ...
If you are looking for some Lady Grey accommodation then look no further. Lammergeier Highlands Reserve's self-catering cottages are situated in the perfect spot to enjoy nature at its best. This accommodation in Lady Grey is situated between Lady Grey and Barkly East in the Eastern Cape and covers an area of some 25000 hectares. Ranging in altitude from 1500m, our lowest riverbed, to 2750m, ...
Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes - Rhodes, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge+ more details
Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a spacious haven with comfortable accommodation, fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the Platteland. The relaxed and hospitable atmosphere makes it a veritable home-from-home. Walkerbouts is located in the historic village of Rhodes which is situated at the southernmost tip of the Drakensberg mountain range, 16km due south of the border with the ...
Set at the foot of the Amathole Mountains in Stutterheim, the Manderson Hotel and Conference Centre is a charming weekend retreat and outstanding conference destination. We offer a choice of Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites as well as the Shoe Box cottage and Manderson Suite and Khaya Lathemba Suite set in a pristine garden setting. In the morning we serve a full English breakfast and thereafter ...
Woodcliffe Cave Trails - Maclear, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan and Camping, Self Catering+ more details
Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the high berg. The scenery is spectacular and the setting perfect for those wanting a quiet and relaxing mountain getaway. Woodcliffe can be described as the ultimate eco-experience with many outdoor activities available. Swimming and rock jumping in our pristine mountain streams, fly fishing for wild trout, hiking, scenic walks, birding, guided visits ...
Nestled in the mountains of the Winterberg, this beautiful self-catering cottage is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and relax. The cottage is set in a beautiful garden with 100 year old oak trees watching over everything. Glen Etive is a working farm on which we farm cattle and sheep, grow Raspberries and Peonies. The cottage is fully equipped for all self-catering requirements. Things ...
Things to do near Burgersdorp, Friendly N6
Aliwal North is a town on the Orange River, in the Eastern Cape Province. Aliwal North is the seat of the Maletswai Local Municipality which falls within the Ukhahlamba District Municipality. The principal attractions of Aliwal North are two hot mineral springs, both of which have extremely high concentrations of minerals and gases. Aliwal North is named in tribute to Sir Harry Smith. Sir Harry ...
Oldest town in Eastern Cape lying in the shelter of a valley surrounded by the Stormberg Mountains. The Merino sheep-farming town of Burgersdorp in the north eastern Cape has been a pivotal point in Afrikaner history, culture and religion. Many towns in South Africa are named after one person, but Burgersdorp was aptly named after many people: all its inhabitants, in fact. 'Town of citizens' is what ...
The trail meanders into the Stormberg Mountain Range that rises steeply above the small town of Burgersdorp. The 413 ha De Berg Nature Reserve above the town is well stocked with large game species: blesbok, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, kudu, zebra and springbuck, mountain reedbuck, duiker and steenbok. Burgersdorp High School is responsible for planning and marking the trail. There are two rondavels ...
Cathcart is a small town at the foot of the Windvogelberg Mountains on the N6 just north of Stutterheim. The town is alive with well maintained examples of nineteenth century architecture. Cathcart is popular for gliding from its hill slopes, where thermal air currents allow limitless soaring. The area boasts a number of beautiful wild flowers, some of them found nowhere else in the world and ...
Lady Grey is tucked away in a valley below the awesome Witteberg mountain range. This little town and area is rich in sandstone, fossil beds and rock or san art. Lady Grey was founded in 1856. The farm Waaihoek was bought by the Aliwal North Dutch Reformed Church to establish a new congregation. Reverend Wolhuter took over the congregation from Rev. David Ross in 1908. The Dutch Reformed Church ...
This is a challenging route for the fit and adventurous backpacker, following the crestline of the Witteberg range from Lady Grey to Rhodes. It is basically a wilderness hike with no fixed overnight spots or facilities. Tents must be carried. This hike offers the backpacker some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country and include peaks like Balloch, Snowdon and Ben Macdhui. Information ...
Tucked away in the Eastern Cape Highlands on the border with Lesotho, Rhodes Village exudes a timeless charm and beauty. This Victorian-era village - declared a Conservation Area in 1997 - is surrounded by pristine rivers and magnificent mountains. It's the ideal getaway for adventure-lovers and for those seeking a break from the stresses of big city life. ...
Wild Mountain Adventures operate three guest farms and multi-activity adventure trails in the Eastern Cape Southern Drakensberg mountains (Near Barlky East/Rhodes) travelling from farm to farm via foot, horseback, mountain bike and river rafts. In the winter they swap the rafts for skis and head up to Tiffendell! This makes a great adventures holiday! Other information: Ranging from easy to difficult ...
Stutterheim is situated at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Kologha Mountains, a spur of the Amatola range, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Blessed by an abundant natural beauty of its surrounding dams, hills, indigenous forests, farmland and forestry areas, Stutterheim is perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, boating, fisherman, birders and campers. The Kubusie River and Wriggleswade Dam ...
There is no reason why Ugie shouldn't be on your list of "places I want to see". After your trip to Ugie, you are guaranteed to want to come back because the memories of this "dorpie" will intrigued. Our weather pattern follows hot summers and heavy thunderstorms, and if you are visiting in winter, be prepared for very cold evenings and days with frost and snow ...
Maclear is situate in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa, and is famous for its wild trout, Rockart (San Paintings), dinosaur footprints and spectacular scenery. Annual festivities include the Fees Zonder Naam (FZN), the Trout River Festival during April/May and Kapaailand Classic golf tournament during November. Beware! The first time visitor will find that the towns main ...
Tarkastad retains a lot of its former charm and architectural integrity, particularly the old watermills, inns and churches. Tarkastad is on the R61 between Cradock and Queenstown and only three hours from Port Elizabeth. If it's fresh air you're after, a National Geographic study in the area found the climate to be one of the healthiest in the world. ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 26° 19' 29" E / 30° 59' 32" S
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|Departing: Bloemfontein Airport|
|Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.6 km / Duration: 3 hours 8 mins|
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|2.||Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein||2.6 km|
|3.||Exit onto M10||9.6 km|
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Things to do near Burgersdorp, Friendly N6
|Burgersdorp, Friendly N6 »||Current||Current|
|Aliwal North, Friendly N6 »||49 mins||56.0 km|
|Lady Grey, Friendly N6 »||1 hour 37 mins||110 km|
|Tarkastad, Friendly N6 »||2 hours 13 mins||154 km|
|Cathcart, Friendly N6 »||2 hours 32 mins||199 km|
|Rhodes, Friendly N6 »||3 hours 16 mins||232 km|
|Stutterheim, Friendly N6 »||3 hours 1 min||247 km|
|Ugie, Friendly N6 »||3 hours 56 mins||271 km|
|Maclear, Friendly N6 »||4 hours 12 mins||290 km|