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Newcastle Attractions

History, Sightseeing, Entertainment And More

Located on the Battlefields Route in KwaZulu Natal, Newcastle has a rich history filled with stories of warriors and conquerors. Nestled in the Drakensberg escarpment, Newcastle is a modern, vibrant town surrounded by hills, valleys, farmlands and rolling landscapes.


Whether you’re just stopping over, spending a few days exploring or on a business trip, Newcastle has much to offer tourists and travellers. For history buffs, you’ll find fascinating facts and buildings like the Fort Amiel Museum, King Dinuzulu and the Old Prison, The Armory and Haggards Hilldrop House, Newcastle Town Hall and Armory. Adventure seekers are spoilt for choice with hiking, 4×4 trails, mountain biking and fishing. Or enjoy a round of golf at one of the two nearby golf courses. The nearby Chelmsford Nature Reserve surrounds the Ntshingwayo Dam, which lies on the iNgagane River and is the third largest dam in KwaZulu-Natal. Other nearby nature attractions include the Normandien Pass, Mullers Pass with the iNandu Falls and Tweespruit Falls, and the Ncandu State Forest Nature Reserve.


Spend your day exploring and return to the comfort of the Blackrock Hotel to enjoy a night out experiencing Newcastle’s premier entertainment destination in the Blackrock Casino. You’re also right next door to a modern shopping mall and conveniently near the main highway, making Blackrock an ideal spot for a solo, family or business stay in Newcastle.

Please view the information below for visiting our recommendations on top local attractions in and around Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal.

Place NameAddressPhoneLink
Battlefields Route P.O. Box 20295, Newcastle, 2940 +27 72 271 1766 View in Google Maps
Drakensberg Drakensberg +27 36 448 1557 View in Google Maps
Nambiti Private Game Reserve Private Game Reserve Uthukela DC +27 36 631 9026 View in Google Maps
Newcastle Golf Club Fw Beyers Ave, Newcastle +27 34 318 7200 View in Google Maps
Midlands Mall Sanctuary Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 33 341 9570 View in Google Maps
Fort Amiel Fort Amiel Newcastle 2940 +27 11 465 6095 View in Google Maps
Pietermaritzburg Airport 15 Markham Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa +27 33 386 9577 View in Google Maps
Newcastle Mall Cnr. Ladysmith Road & Oak Street, Newcastle, 2940 +27 11 217 7716 View in Google Maps
Chelmsford Nature Reserve Chelmsford Nature Reserve Normandien Newcastle South Africa +27 34 351 1753 View in Google Maps