Bergville

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Bergville
Bergville is located in South Africa
Bergville
Bergville
 Bergville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°44′S 29°22′E / 28.733°S 29.367°E / -28.733; 29.367Coordinates: 28°44′S 29°22′E / 28.733°S 29.367°E / -28.733; 29.367
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThukela
Municipality Okhahlamba
Established 1897
Area[1]
 • Total 2.74 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,173
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal code (street) 3350
PO box 3350
Area code 036

Bergville is a small town situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established as Bergville Mountain Village in 1897 and is now the commercial centre for a 2,500 km² dairy and cattle ranching area. A blockhouse was built by the British soldiers in the town during the Second Boer War.

Bergville is equidistant from Johannesburg and Durban and is also known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg holiday resorts. It lies on Route R74 which is a more scenic alternative to the N3 Toll Road. This route takes one via the Oliviershoek Pass, traditionally used to access the Drakensberg, from Johannesburg. Bergville is easiest reached from Durban by turning off the N3 after Estcourt, joining the R74 through Winterton towards the mountain.

Other towns in the immediate region include:


Services

  • Emmaus Hospital[2]


Projects in the Bergville Area

  • World Vision [3]
  • Disability Information Project[4]
  • Bergville Community Builders [5][6] [7]

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