N3 Gateway


The N3 Gateway spans from the Valley of a Thousand Hills in the south to Pretoria in the north. It traverses the four provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga and Gauteng and also stretches into Lesotho to include Caledonspoort, Puthadijaba and Sani Pass. 

The N3 Gateway offers a variety of activities and attractions from mountain biking; fishing; trail running and hiking to heritage tourism; arts and crafts; secluded retreats; health spas, wedding and team building venues. A number of dedicated nodes along the route can provide visitors with more detailed information.

These include:

  • Makiti at the Roadside/Reitz interchange in the Free State;
  • Lesedi/Heidelbelberg Tourist Informationn Centre;
  • N3TC Route Help Centre at the Bergview Complex in Harrismith;
  • Montrose Travel Centre at Montrose Country Highway Complex;
  • Dragons Cave on the R74 between Winterton and Bergville;
  • Central Drakensberg Information Centre at Thokizisa R600 Central Berg; 
  • Woza Woza/Mpofana Tourism Information Office in Mooi River;
  • Nottingham Road Tourism Office at the junction on the R103;
  • Midlands Meander Woza Woza Information Centre in Howick;
  • Mpophomeni Info Office on the R617 Howick towards Underberg Road;
  • The Pickle Pot R617 Ungerberg Road; and
  • Pietermaritzburg Info Office central and Liberty Midlands Mall Info Office.
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