Himeville – Gateway to the Sani Pass

 Himeville - Gateway to the Sani Pass

Himeville

HimevilleHimeville is a small village situated in the foothills of the beautiful Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approximately 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. It is a landmark en route to the world famous Sani Pass and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Himeville is the closest town to the Sani Pass which links the town with Mokhotlong in Lesotho.

Activities in and around Himeville

Khotso Horse Trails - at the farmPucketty Farm Stall is an epicurean delight. All of our products are homemade. Baskets groaning with our fresh home baked goodies. Pies, quiches, pates, puddings, locally made farm cheeses filling our display fridge

Khotso Horse Trails is the most established horse trail operator in the Southern Drakensberg

 

Sani Pass

Sani pass near to himevilleThe awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment to an altitude of 2874m and into the “Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho”. It is the getaway to the “Roof of Africa”. The scenery is breathtaking and attracts visitors from all over the world.

Himeville Nature Reserve

Himeville nature reserveHimeville nature reserve was established on 1st February 1956. The reserve is situated on the eastern boundary of Himeville and was established primarily to provide trout angling facilities to the public. The intention was also to use the dams for research in connection with fish culture. The reserve is small with uniform vegetation and there is not a great diversity of terrestial fauna. The following are found: Striped polecat, Cape clawless and Spotted-necked otter, grey Duiker, Oribi, common Reedbuck, Blesbuck, Grey Rhebuck and Black Wildebeest.

 

The Himeville Museum

Himevill museumThe museum aims to cover all aspects of the environment; the geology and wild life as well as the pre-history and later settlement of the district. In 1981 the museum was opened to the public, who continue to support it. The Histori­cal and Museum Society provides a part subsidy and its members as ‘Friends of the Museum’ give practical help as called upon to do so. The Society holds an anniversary celebration in September each year in the museum.