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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.

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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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 239

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

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

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 387

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

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

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

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