Ouma se Opstal Directions

The following are Ouma se Opsta directions:

From the Johannesburg side

Take the N5 from Harrismith toward the Free State. Not far out of the town turn left onto the R712, and after about 8 km, turn left again onto the R74. This route will take you past the Sterkfontein Dam, and down the scenic Oliviershoek Pass. Continue to Bergville. Just beyond Bergville, on the R74 to Winterton, turn right at the Cathedral Peak Hotel sign. After about 17 km tar road ends. Travel 3km and turn right at Ouma se Opstal Brandkraal Farm Erich and Gerda Barry.

From the Durban side:


On the N3, about 26 km beyond the Estcourt glide-off from the N3 freeway (and beyond the turnoff to the Central Berg Resorts) take the Bergville/Colenso off-ramp. Turn left onto the R74 to Winterton/ Bergville. (Ignore the apparently shorter route from Estcourt through Loskop – a section of this road is currently rough gravel. Marked with a red arrow on the map.) Turn left onto the R600 in Winterton, and turn right after approximately 1km to Cathedral Peak. After 11km there is a T-junction. Turn left, travel 3km and turn right at Ouma se Opstal, Brandkraal Farm, Erich and Gerda Barry.

From the Free State:

Travel along the N5 through Bethlehem. Turn right onto the R74 just before Harrismith. Then keep on the R74, travelling past the magnificent Sterkfontein Dam and Little Switzerland. This area is also known as the Oliviershoek Pass.

Carry on along the R74  and continue to Bergville. Just beyond Bergville, on the R74 to Winterton, turn right at the Cathedral Peak Hotel sign. After about 17 km tar road ends. Travel 3km and turn right at Ouma se Opstal Brandkraal Farm Erich and Gerda Barry.

Driving Times:

Driving time from Johannesburg is about 4 ½ hours, or about 2½ hours from Durban, mainly on the N3 freeway. It is some 4 ½ hours from Bloemfontein.

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