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The N3 Gateway region stretches from Pretoria in the North to Valley of a Thousand Hills in the South, traversing four provinces, namely KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. The region incorporates cross-border tourism with Lesotho through Phuthaditjhaba, Caledonspoort and Sani Pass and includes the Battlefields Route up to Newcastle.

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The N3 Gateway has something to offer everyone from secluded retreats; health spas, wedding and team building venues. We invite you to explore our website and discover what it means to have so many wonderful places to stay within easy access of a world-class highway such as the N3 Toll Route.

Oakhaven Guesthouse and Art Studio

4 Dale Road, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Oakhaven Guesthouse and Art Studio is situated in the village of Hilton, just off the N3 and right on the doorstep of the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. We offer relaxed accommodation in four self-catering cottages, each uniquely and tastefully decorated with its own style and theme....

Dragon’s Rest Camp Camping

R617, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Situated 12km from Underberg on the tarred R617 to Swartberg, you will see imposing white pillared gates welcoming you to the tree-lined avenue of Dragon’s Rest Farm. The farm has sweeping views of the surrounding mountains as well as the village of Underberg. The campsites...

Duma Manzi Eco Lodge And Spa

Richmond area,KwaZulu-Natal
Duma Manzi Eco Lodge and Spa is an intimate sanctuary offering guests the unique experience to enjoy a combination of hospitality, wellness, wildlife and nature; all working together to compliment the sense of well-being.  Nestled in the forest valley, along the banks of the free...

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From a one day adventure to a week-long getaway, the N3 Gateway can entertain your friends, family, in-laws, foodies and adrenaline enthusiasts no end! View our N3 Gateway highlights

White Water Tubing at Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre
Tube down the “fun section” of the Sterkspruit River! Tube down a class 2 section on the Sterkspruit River. The river/spruit runs past our office and we walk to the put-in. There is a small weir where we usually expect fun and games depending on...

Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift: Full-Day Anglo-Zulu Battlefield Tour

Isandlwana, Nhloya, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A full-day tour of the famous Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battles, where the British saved the colours after a brave fight, awarding 11 Victoria Crosses to the courageous soldiers. You can relive historical battles of the past. The Full-Day Excursion departs from Spion Kop Lodge...

Sani Pass Day Trips and Hiking in the Southern Drakensberg

Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Individualised guided trips focused on birding, flowers, the natural environment, rock art, Sani Pass and eastern Lesotho including cultural aspects. Itineraries are tailor-made but typically as follows: Day 1 –  Sani Pass trip to Sehonghong Valley (30km into Lesotho) focussing on natural and human environment,...

Mountain Biking and Trail Running in the Central Drakensberg

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, Cathkin Park, South Africa
Beautiful hand-cut single-tracks covering meandering grassland and steep terrain. Obtain your riding permit from the Adventure Office. Ridgeline MTB R75 full day/ R200 multi-day pass (max. six days – non-transferable). Since January 2012, the Adventure Team started constructing beautiful hand-cut, single-track Mountain Biking trails on...

A ‘bosberaad’ Adventure Break at Guinea Fowl Lodge in Clarens

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
Mid-week breakaway for a small ‘Bosberaad’, book-club or social and family groups with plenty of scope for social and teambuilding activities. Day 1 – Arrive in Clarens The meeting point is Guinea Fowl Lodge, a self-catering establishment situated on The Clarens Golf Estate. Here the...

Walking Trails and Mountain Bike Routes in the Midlands

Groundcover Leather Co, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gentle walking on farm trails (approximately 5-8kms) or Mountain Biking in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Park at the Groundcover shop and ask for directions to the farmhouse.  As you walk or ride down in front of and around the house, you will follow the road...
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