On the Battlefields Route of KwaZulu Natal is the third largest town in the province, Newcastle.
The town sits at the northern foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and along the Ncandu River. Newcatle’s location also offers travellers an alternative route to Durban and Gauteng. Being in the Battlefields Route, Newcastle has a long, illustrious history that is worth discovering. The numerous historical buildings in the town are a good place to start and these include the Clock Tower, The Fort Amiel Museum, and The Carriage Art Gallery, The NG Kerk on York Street and the Hindu Shiva Temple.
Newcastle also have a number of modern building with modern architecture that you eye won’t miss during your visit. For those more interested in adventure and nature, spending a day at the Ntshingwayo Dam and the game reserve surrounding it is worth your while. At the dam, you can sail, skii, swim and fish. The reserve also offers great opportunities to spot various animals.
Apart from a few hotels found in the town, accommodation in Newcastle also has a variety of guest houses, lodges and lovely bed and breakfasts. Newcastle accommodation offers comfortable and value for money accommodation.