The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Underberg

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The town of Underberg is located in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. Hlogoma Peak, which is 1,904 metres high, is located nearby.

The region is an important dairy and beef farming area and farming is the number one economic activity of Underberg.

Tourism is the second-most important economic activity. The town is the "gateway" to the southern Drakensberg and many beautiful places can be reached within a few hours drive.

Underberg weather


Sani Pass is a beautiful but challenging drive up to Lesotho. It can only be undertaken in a 4x4 vehicle. The pass is a lifeline to many residents of Lesotho with trucks travelling down the pass to get supplies in Underberg.

References and further reading

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 239

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 119

Getaway - Vol 32 No 12 - Author: - Published: 2021 - Page: 105

go! - Issue 129 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 38

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 169

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 116

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 387

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 228

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 120

Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Published: 1995 - Page: 70


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