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Afrikaans name: Bergville

Approaching the town of Bergville with the Drakensberg Mountains in the background

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Bergville is a small town that was originally founded in 1897. Its first name was Bergville Mountain Village.

A number of interesting activities can be undertaken in the area. These include horse-riding, battlefield tours, kayaking, river-rafting and birding. Spioenkop Game Reserve and Woodstock Dam are also nearby. A scenic drive can be taken over Oliviershoek Pass into the Free State.

Bergville lies in the foothills of the nearby Drakensberg Mountains. The Tugela River flows through the outskirts of the town.

The area around the town has many beef and dairy farms.

Tree-lined street in Bergville

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