Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Closest town:

YWAM Drakensberg is situated close to the Drakensberg Mountains (Central Berg route), nestled in the heart of the farming community of Winterton, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. We are approximately 5 kilometers (approx 3.5 miles) from Winterton.
Elevation - 1081 m
GPS coordinates: S 28 deg 47' 25.99 and E 29 deg 31' 39.58


We have 2 of the main banks (First National Bank and ABSA) in our town and have 3 ATM facilities (First National Bank, ABSA & Standard Bank).


We have village type shopping facilities where one is able to get most of what is needed in the way of groceries (if needed), toiletries and clothing.


We have wireless ADSL internet on the base.

Recreational facilities:

The berg area has many nature reserves which offer lots of hiking, day visits, camping, game drives, horse rides, etc. There are also numerous Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Restaurants, Curio Shops, etc., in close proximity to the base offering a wide range of facilities.

Closest airports:

Our closest international airport is Durban International, which is approx 2 and a half hour drive from the base. Oliver Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) is approx a 4 and a half hour drive from the base and Pietermaritzburg has a domestic airport, which is approximately a 1 and a half hour drive from the base. We suggest that you fly to Durban and we will gladly collect you (we would communicate with you regards a collection fee).

Main roads:

Our closest national road is the N3 which is the main route between Durban and Johannesburg and the base is approx 25 kilometers (approx 16 miles) off this road.


We have warm summers (Dec - Feb) with temperatures ranging from 25 to 40 degrees Celsius during the day and our night temperatures normally 10 degrees lower. Our rainfall (summer) average is approx 800 mm (32 inches) per annum and we have lots of afternoon thunderstorms. Our winter (June - Aug) can get rather cold with temperatures ranging from -9 to 25 degrees Celsius, with the odd snowfall on the mountains. Our day time temperature varies from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.


We are a malaria free area.

Main languages spoken:

Zulu, English, Afrikaans and German.