Activities in and around Elgin / Underberg

While Elgin is the ideal place for relaxation, you can also find many activities like hiking, birding, fishing, Mountain Biking, Golf, and many other recreational activities.

With access to the Sani Spoors with 70km of Single Track Mountain Biking , 15km of River frontage for fly-fishing, walking, birding and The Old Duck Restaurant for lunches, Elgin is definitely a top option for your stay in Underberg.

Elgin is conveniently situated to entry points into the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site for guests wanting to hike up the main escarpment or explore San Rock Art. Rock Art and Sani Pass tours  to Lesotho can be arranged for guests on request.

Drakensberg Mountain Biking

The pristine dairy farms dotted along the Umzimkulu River and its tributaries with the cows feeding in the green pastures and with the backdrop of the Ukhahlamba Mountains and the surrounding World Heritage site is just a spectacular and magnificent setting to be out in the crisp fresh air riding on a mountain bike.

With access to the Sani Spoors with 70km of mountain biking trail, the vision is therefore to create a system of trails on the working farms, catering for all skills levels, that will allow riders to enjoy and “share” the area, while co-existing with the on-going farming operations.

The area is also home to the international acclaimed Sani2C Mountain Bike Race.

Moutain Biking Drakensberg
Golfing Drakensberg

Three ScenicGolf Courses

The Drakensberg region is home to some excellent golf courses.

9-hole Underberg golf course, the country club also offers a swimming pool, braai area, squash court, cricket & hockey field. Function room. Light meals served all day.

Sani Pass Hotel 9-hole golf course is laid out along the meandering Mkhomzana River with many scenic river crossings on newly constructed swing bridges shadowed by a backdrop of blue mountain peaks presenting a pleasant challenge and other-worldly challenge to any golfer.

18-hole Glen Garrie Golf course is the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Berg (NGU affiliated). Known to be challenging but fair, the course is ideal for all golfers from seasoned professionals to the first time player.

DrakensbergFly Fishing

Permier trout fishing destination in South Africa

Up in the high streams of the Drakensberg there is abundant food for the trout, and so, despite the fact that the water source is often just a healthy trickle, the trout grow very large.

The Southern Drakensberg affords a great variety of fly fishing opportunities. Into this well-watered mountain land of towering peaks and tumbling rivers, are set the twin villages of Underberg and Himeville.

The areas are home to an impressive collection of crystal clear dams and rivers. The Umzimkulu river winds through the farm for 7 km, offering excellent trout fishing,

Fishing Drakensberg


… include restaurants, health & beauty clinics and farm stalls, a cheesery, a gallery, hiking, horse riding, shops, restaurants and art galleries.

The Himeville Museum is said to be one of the best rural museums in South Africa, the museum comprises a large complex (warders’ house, cells, the armoury (originally the only building within the laager walls), workshops and parade ground, and a few additional buildings erected to house some of the exhibits).

Should you decide to venture into Lesotho via the Sani Pass you will climb to an altitude of 2874 metres – exhilarating and adventurous; whether you walk, cycle or enjoy a guided 4×4 tour !