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Town Small Winterton

ID: w152777 View large map

Located in South Africa :: KZN Drakensberg  :: Winterton
Category: Places :: Town Small


Winterton is a small town situated on the foot of the Drakensberg Mountain and right on the banks of the Tugela River. The town was founded in 1905 as Springfield when the Natal government built a weir across the Little Tugela River. The town later changed its name to Winterton in honor of the secretary for agriculture, HD Winter. This is one of South Africa typical rural town with farming of maize, wheat and beef production as the major economic drive. This area is well known for several peaks and passes. For more information about the town contact the Central Drakensberg Information Centre situated in Winterton.

Address :  KZN, South Africa
Contact :  Central Drakensberg Information Centre
Tel :  +27(0)36 488 1207
Email :  Click Here
Main Cellular Network :  MTN.CellC.Vodacom.

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)36 488 8300
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)36 488 1570
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)36 488 1477
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)36 488 1207
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)36 488 1350
Petrol Type :  ALL
Diesel Type :  ALL

Game Viewing Hiking Trails Guided Walks Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Bird Watching
Picnics, Mountain Biking, Golf, Water Skiing
More Activities :  Visit the the Anglo-Boer War battlefields of Vaalkrans and Spioenkop which are both near the town. Thandanani Craft Village sells traditional handcraft produced by the local Amazizi people and the Winterton museum with valuable background information on the Drakensberg Range.

Travelling Information

Lodges, self catering and camping sites are available in Winterton. (May-15)

Doctor's contact is for Dr Ndlela, Thabani, a general practitioner. (May-15)

Some of the amazing restaurants in Winterton are found at most of the accommodation options in town such as the Drakensberg Sun Resort. However some restaurants are found in the town centre. (May-15)

Petrol and Diesel fuel stop are available offering all fuel types. (May-15)

There is the Central Drakensberg Information Centre with offices at the Thokozisa Centre in Winterton and provides information for Winterton and the surrounding towns like Bergville and Colenso. There is a public library in town open Mon to Fri from 08h00 to 17h00 and Saturdays half day. There is a Post office in town for all the postal services and also banking services. (May-15)

Free Wi-Fi available for guests is available at most of the accommodation options in Winterton like at the Drakensberg Sun Resort and Cathedral peak hotel. (May-15)

Towing services contact added are for the Dean's Towing for 24/7vehicle and motorbike breakdown and emergency. Visit the Johnny’s Workshop for vehicle mechanical repairs, Tel: +27(0)36 488 1019. (May-15)

ABSA bank agency and Standard bank agency available. There is an FNB bank and a 24/7 ATM in Winterton and a mini ATM is also available within the Simmies mini market which is open 07h00 to 19h00 daily. (May-15)

Hospital contact added is for the Emmaus Provincial Hospital. There is also the Injisuthi Clinic, Tel: +27(0)36 431 8133 situated at the Loskop Farm within the Estcourt Rural District. This brings health care closer to the residents. There is the Winterton Pharmacy in the town centre, Tel: +27(0)36 488 1177, a dispensary, clinic and shop for general health care, open weekdays during working hours and Saturday half days. (May-15)

Police contact is for the main SAPS office in Winterton. (May-15)

There is a Winterton Fresh Produce market for fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also a deli and wine cellars and bottle stores for liquor shopping. Supermarkets with stock of daily grocery needs are scattered all over town like the Kwikspar, Desai and the Oaks supermarkets. (May-15)

The Drakensberg Canopy Tours, Tel: +27(0)36 468 1981 offers adrenalin rush activities through beautiful scenery and bird watching adventures. The Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures also caters for a range of customized activities in Winterton, Tel: +27(0)36 468 1693 (May-15)

A Taxi rank and train station are available in the town for traveling to and from Winterton to the nearby towns. (May-15)

There is the Mark Tyres in Winterton for all the new tyres and repairs. Tel: +27(0)36 488 1377. (May-15)

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