Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Consistent growth over the past four decades has seen Newcastle grow from a rural town to what is now referred to as the capital of Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
While this growth can be attributed to the industrial development, the town has retained its "country atmosphere" and is surrounded by a balance of green hills and level plains.
Newcastle remains a prime venue for major sports competitions and conferences because of the wealth of facilities the town has to offer. An excellent variety of rugby, cricket, soccer, squash, tennis, swimming and other sport facilities has contributed to the town's ability to host both national and international events.
The Olympic-sized, Newcastle Swimming Pool, has in the recent past hosted the All-Africa Development Gala. The greater Newcastle area boasts a modern indoor gym complex, five public swimming pools, two golf courses, a mashie course, two active bowling clubs, a horse riding club, 4x4 trails to mention just some.
The Town also boasts 5 public libraries and 7 public halls including the Town Hall built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee and the modern Show Hall in the Show grounds, which includes conference and catering facilities and is large enough to accommodate some indoor sports, large functions and even pop concerts.
Accommodation near Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal
Chez Nous means "at home" and is situated in a tranquil area of Dundee, heart of Battlefields. Come experience outstanding South African hospitality with French flair at this Dundee accommodation, where they provide a delicious full South African breakfast with fresh croissants. Dinner is on request, served with home baked bread and home grown organic vegetables. Accommodation This accommodation ...
This Paulpietersburg accommodation is situated on a 1200 ha Game Farm located in Northern Kwazulu Natal, between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg. There are over twenty antelope species to be found on the property, as well as white rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Bushpig, Nyala, Zebra, Springbok (Normal and Black), Kudu, Impala, Eland, Steenbuck, Waterbuck, Duiker, Black Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Oryx, Mountain ...
Things to do near Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal
Babanango lies on a hilltop in hill country north of central Kwazulu-Natal. As it is the highest town in this region at 770m, it is often blanketed in mist. Babanango is on the Kwazulu-Natal Battlefield Route. Clashes between Zulu and Voortrekkers occurred in the area. Several British forts are in the greater area. Fort Marshall, built in 1879, is about 30Km west of babanango. Fort Prospect ...
Nestling in a valley in the picturesque Biggarsberg, are the towns of Dundee and Glencoe. At the base of the Indumeni mountain, the highest peak in the Biggarsberg range of mountains, is Wasbank, a small town which time has appeared to pass by. Indumeni means 'where the thunder rolls' and the area around this mountain is called Endumeni, hence the name of the municipal authority of this area. Situated ...
The town of Ladysmith on the banks of the Klip River was proclaimed in 1850. Ladysmith was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith who was the Cape Colony's first governor and was known for his fairness. Ladysmith became a prosperous staging- post for fortune-hunters en route to the Transvaal gold-fields and diamond discoveries at Kimberley. ...
Consistent growth over the past four decades has seen Newcastle grow from a rural town to what is now referred to as the capital of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. While this growth can be attributed to the industrial development, the town has retained its "country atmosphere" and is surrounded by a balance of green hills and level plains. Newcastle remains a prime venue for major sports competitions ...
Paulpietersburg is said to be the healthiest town in South Africa, because of its excellent climate and the naturally high quality of its water which has attracted two spring-water bottling plants to the area. The town, which lies at the base of eDumbe Mountain, has a distinctly German character. The German influence dates back to the 19th century, when Lutheran missionaries and colonists founded settlements ...
Rorke's Drift, famous, infamous but delightful is an experience not to be missed. Located on the battlefields of kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa this little hamlet has seen some of the most significant moments in South Africa's history. Intersperse this with the rolling plains of Africa where the Paperbark tree, animals and birds abound and the Southern Cross and Milky Way shine down ...
Take note of the countryside as you approach Vryheid from any direction - it's a diverse marvel. It is a part of KwaZulu-Natal that has definite seasons that turn summer's lush greenery to oatmeal coloured veld during the winter months. It has rolling hills of forests, veld and fields, and craggy, flat-topped outcrops sandwiching seams of coal. There are places several kilometres south ...
Weenen is a small agricultural town in KwaZulu Natal South Africa. Of late it starting to emerge as a tourist destination for those of you looking for a little more excitement. Weenen offers tourists white water rafting on the Tugela river, horse safaris through the Tugela Biosphere, canal trips, game viewing, 4x4 safaris, mountain biking, abseiling and rhino tracking by foot. This hidden ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 55' 60" E / 27° 45' 0" S
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Directions to Newcastle Tourism in Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 3 hours 9 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Take exit 46 on the right to merge onto R24 toward Johannesburg||8.4 km|
|3.||Take the exit onto N12/R24||1.7 km|
|4.||Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban||1.2 km|
|5.||Merge onto N12/N3||7.3 km|
|6.||Keep left to continue on N3, follow signs for Heidelberg/Durban/N17/Springs|
Partial toll road
|7.||Take exit 133 for R34 toward Vrede/Frankfort|
|8.||Turn left onto R34||13.2 km|
|9.||Turn right onto R103/R34||14.9 km|
|10.||Turn left onto R34||13.6 km|
|11.||Turn right to stay on R34||104 km|
|12.||Turn right onto Allen St||0.7 km|
|13.||Turn left onto Kirkland St||0.2 km|
|14.||Take the 1st left onto Ayliff St|
Destination will be on the right
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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
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Things to do near Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal
|Newcastle, Battlefields, N.Natal »||Current||Current|
|Dundee, Battlefields, N.Natal »||52 mins||69.0 km|
|Ladysmith, Battlefields, N.Natal »||1 hour 17 mins||101 km|
|Vryheid, Battlefields, N.Natal »||1 hour 24 mins||116 km|
|Rorke Drift, Battlefields, N.Natal »||1 hour 41 mins||119 km|
|Paulpietersburg, Battlefields, N.Natal »||1 hour 56 mins||121 km|
|Weenen, Battlefields, N.Natal »||2 hours 4 mins||160 km|
|Babanango, Battlefields, N.Natal »||2 hours 21 mins||175 km|