Tourist Attractions in Little Switzerland, Drakensberg & Surroundings, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Little Switzerland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Sterkfontein Dam

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Little Switzerland, KZN

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Little Switzerland Attractions
Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve: 16 km
Nearby Towns
Oliviershoek Pass
Putterill Valley

Kaalvoetvrou Monument

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Little Switzerland
Little Switzerland in Little Switzerland, KwaZulu-Natal
Little Switzerland really is something special, from the beautifully manicured grounds, to the main building with authentic thatched roofing and local wood framings and furnishings, each with stories of their own.
Ingwe Cabin
Ingwe Cabin in Little Switzerland, KwaZulu-Natal
Only one self catering cabin high up in the mountains on an easy 4x4 track. You are assured privacy in an unspoiled part of the berg. Indigenous forests, cape vulture nesting site, fly fishing, crystal clear streams, rock pools, unsurpassed views

The area that has become known as Little Switzerland is situated alongside the R24 from Harrismith and Bergville, and is named after the hotel of the same name in the area. Little Switzerland straddles the KwaZulu-Natal and Freestate border just a few kilometres south of the picturesque Sterkfontein Dam. The area is a mass of Pine Forest that overlooks the northern reaches of the Royal Natal National Park, which boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

This is an excellent spot for day trips into the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, being close to Mont-aux-Sources, the Inner Mnweni Needle and Cathedral Peak and the Amphitheatre. There are plenty of short hikes in the area for the not-so-experienced hiker, and plenty of climbs for the experienced rock and mountain climber. Little Switzerland is an ideal place for a Sunday drive - stop at the hotel for one of their excellent Sunday Carveries overlooking the mountains.