Mount Fletcher



Mount Fletcher is named after Reverend John Fletcher, founder of the first mission established by the British Methodists in 1882. First inhabited by the Hlubi tribe, the area is now home to the Basotho, Amahlubi, Amampondomise, Bathembu and Baphuthi tribes.

Mount Fletcher

While the region has all of the natural beauty of the Ugie and Maclear areas, organised tourism here is limited. However, for the cultural or heritage tourist, there remains much to be seen.

How to get there



Follow the R56 from Middelburg through to Mount Fletcher, (Odometer 443km).
Follow the R56 from Pietermaritzburg straight through to Mount Fletcher, (Odometer 323km).

Getting Around


Self-drive would be best. Or rent a few bicycles to travel up Mount Fletcher to really take in the scenary.

Where to Stay


Try the neighbouring towns of Matatiele and Maclear, both an hour drive away in opposite directions.

Where to Eat


Try the neighbouring towns of Matatiele and Maclear, both an hour drive away in opposite directions.



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