Dordrecht lies nestled in the Stormberg Mountains on the R56 between Molteno and Elliot, and just north of Queenstown. Monuments, history and culture make this town a place to see and was founded in 1856 by Baron Smiddolff, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church.


The Stormberg Mountains are a popular fly fishing and hiking area. Other activities include game hunting, bird spotting, historical tours and adventure sports. Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or trout fishing at Highland Lodge (working farm) or follow the trails to the San rock art in the area.

How to get there

Follow the R56 from Middelburg through to Dordrecht, (Odometer 215km). Follow the R56 from Pietermaritzburg through to Dordrecht, (Odometer 55km).

Getting Around

Self-drive would be best.

Where to Stay

Guesthouses, B&B’s and farm stays in the area include 97 Grey Street Bed & Breakfast, Forecourt B&B and the Highland Lodge.

Where to Eat

Some of the options you can choose from are The Thandisizwe Restaurant on Main Street or the Forecourt Coffee Shop for a quick bite to eat.


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.