Aliwal North

This town is situated on the famous Orange River and is the centre of a prosperous farming community whose main products are wool, maize, wheat, beef and dairy. The town’s principle assets are two popular hot mineral springs. A series of mineral springs produce water at a temperature of around 34℃.

Aliwal North

Aliwal North also has many other attractions such as Museums, historical sites, Nature Reserves, a beautiful Golf Course as well as San Rock Artwork.

How to get there

Follow the R56 from Middelburg through to Molteno. From Molteno take the R391 and R58, (Odometer 121km) or take the R56 via the N6 through to Aliwal North, (Odometer 128km).
Follow the R56 from Pietermaritzburg through to Elliot, then take the R58 up through to Aliwal North, (Odometer 646km).

Getting Around

Self-drive would be best.

Where to Stay

From Hotels to a Lodge through to chalets, B&B’s and Guest houses why not check out N6 Guest Lodge, or Umtali Country Inn, the Nest B&B or Queens Terrace B&B. Other options include the La Riviera Guesthouse & Spa, Fish Eagle Spa, Welgemoed Chalets, Riverside Lodge, Saddle Down Lodge, Orangia Game Lodge and Whittals Chalets.

Where to Eat

If you get tired of good, hearty, country dishes, yes there’s always the fast food joints such as KFC and a Wimpy for a quick meal. Known for its’ superb breakfasts and light lunches, Stables Coffee Shop is a must visit. Enjoy mouth-watering cuisine at the Orange Gecko Restaurant or for that hearty meal and refreshing beer in the early afternoons and evenings try the Riverside Lodge Pub and Grill.


Eastern Cape: Middelburg Karoo, Cradock, Schoombee, Hofmeyr, Venterstad, Steynsburg, Burgersdorp, Molteno, Aliwal North, Queenstown, Lady Grey, Dordrecht, Indwe, Elliot, Barkly East, Rhodes, Ugie, Maclear, Mount Fletcher, Matatiele, Cedarville.
KwaZulu-Natal: Swartberg, Kokstad, Harding, Umzimkulu, Ixopo, Bulwer, Richmond, Baynesfield, Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg.