Winterton, Okhahlamba, KwaZulu-Natal
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It 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 honour the secretary for agriculture, HD Winter. Winterton is a small town. It is close to the Second Boer War battle sites of Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop.
It has some small shops and supermarkets which are adequate for day to day grocery shopping. For a larger variety of shops you have to go to nearby towns which include Ladysmith (about 50 km) and Estcourt (45 km).
The town of Winterton is situated on the intersection of 2 main road; the R74 which runs between Bergville and the N3 and also the R600 between Ladysmith and the Central Drakensberg.
Just about 14km away on the Road 600 you also can find the Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve. On about 6,000 hectares you can discover rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland and numerous other antelope species. A bird list of 300 species has been recorded.
Winterton also serves as an entry point to the Champagne Valley as well as the Cathedral area of the central Drakensberg Mountains. The area boasts well known mountain peaks such as Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak – these mountains are considered to be among the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa.
The world famous Drakensberg Boys‘ Choir School is outside the town, around 30 kilometres south-southwest of Winterton.
On google earth you can find us -> here.