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R617 (T1)

The T1 or better know as the R617 is the main artery supplying the Southern Drakensberg from the next big cities Pietermaritzburg in the East and Kokstad in the West, representing the gateway to the Eastern cape.
It is a very scenic route and you are likely to arrive in our lovely district on it. Take it easy when it is misty and you might find the odd cow or goat crossing the road. Once you reach the district you find some of our members’ turnoffs right off the road. View all route information.

Experience 1880

Unnamed Road, South Africa
Experience 1880 offers self-catering accommodation in this stone house, built in the 1880s and decorated accordingly. The house is situated on a…

Ndawana Two Rivers Lodge

Swartberg Road
Ndawana River Lodge - offers luxury accommodation, total peace, solitude and tranquility. Situated in the Southern Drakensberg, bordering the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a…

St. Bernard’s Peak Mountain Lodge

Swartberg
Situated in the foothills of the majestic Southern Drakensberg, beneath age-old Oak and Gum trees, St Bernard’s epitomises everything you would imagine…

Rougham Farm Cottage

R617 2nd Bushmans Nek Road
Rougham Farm is based in the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. The dry stone walls that grace the hills of Rougham give a…

Valemount Country Lodge

Swartberg Road, Underberg
A very special place! An exceptional retreat, this gracious country house offers superb accommodation, excellent cuisine and perfect tranquility, along with personal…

Curragh Lake Cottages

R 617 towards Swartberg
Curragh Lake Cottages are situated approximately 30kms from Underberg, nestled in the Ndawana Valley, and the lake is fed by the pristine…

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