Tourist Attractions in Greytown, Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tugela Valley from D79, Greytown, KZN, 4/08

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Southern entrance to Greytown

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Muden Valley, KZN, 11/08

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Greytown Attractions
Town Hall: less than 5 km
Greytown Country Club: less than 5 km
Greytown Museum: less than 5 km
General Louis Botha's Birthplace (1862): less than 5 km
Fort Mispah (1859): 10 km
Fort Ahrens: 15 km

Near Greytown

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Greytown was the birthplace of General Louis Botha, the first prime minister of the Union of South Africa. Another famous name associated with Greytown, is Sarie Marais, legend of the famous song, whose grave lies on the outskirts of the town.

The Greytown Museum, which is rated as one of South Africa's best country museums, houses a wide variety of outstanding collections and displays, from a Victorian children's room to steam trains and a ship's cannon.

If you are traveling northwards towards Dundee, stop off along the way and take a look at the Bushman paintings on the rocky hillsides where a cairn of stones was placed by early Zulu travelers who passed here, for good luck.

Other locations of interest in Greytown include the Mosque, built in 1946 to replace the original of 1898, the Shri Vishnu Mandir Temple, upon the dome of which the lotus flower symbolizes spiritual life, and the St James Anglican Church whose archway and stained glass windows were brought here from England.

The Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve is situated on a wetland rich with waterbirds.
There are two hot mineral springs in the area, Lilani and Shushu,which provide excellent opportunities for bird watching.

Other Activities near Greytown
- 4x4 trails
- fishing
- Blinkwater and Silo hiking trails
- mountain biking
- Zulu Experience
- wildflower tour