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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.

Ndawana River Lodge

Swartberg Road
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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…

Valley Lakes Cottages

R 617 towards Swartberg
Valley 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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